Since its foundation in 1989, Eurisy has been growing a network of space agencies, international organisations, research institutions, and private businesses involved or interested in space-related activities.

With this initiative Eurisy aims at fostering knowledge and experience sharing among its Members on ways to boost the development and uptake of satellite-based services that respond to societal needs including activities supporting the commercialisation of existing applications.

Indeed, downstream space applications greatly contribute to key areas such as environmental monitoring, maritime activities, telemedicine and emergency management, urban planning, and cultural heritage, among many others.

Eurisy Members are fully aware of the need to anchor space in broader policy frameworks at political, economic and societal levels and are actively engaged in bringing the benefits of space applications down to Earth.

What is the Members' Corner?

The Eurisy Members’ Corner will be a series of monthly webinars enabling the exchange of experience and good practice within this network.

Eurisy’s community of space organisations includes a diverse range of entities, from agencies boasting a longstanding record of space activities to newly established endeavours looking for opportunities in this vibrant sector.

Every month one (or more) Eurisy Member will have the opportunity to showcase its activities aimed at advancing the development and uptake of satellite applications, from space policy strategies to specific projects in the field.

With this new initiative, Eurisy underlines the importance of its Members. The Members’ Corner will be a tool to bolster the community of space agencies and organisations committed to bridge space and society.

Each Member can conduct the webinar alone or together with another Member, to compare experience or to shape common initiatives.

Objectives

  • Strengthen the links among Eurisy Members
  • Boost the visibility of Eurisy Members’ activities
  • Enable new collaborations
  • Generate dialogue on good practice, successful endeavours, and downstream emerging sectors
  • Identify the barriers and showstoppers to the exploitation of satellite-based services
  • Stimulate connections and ideas to build upon the solutions presented and overcome the challenges identified.

Themes

The themes of the webinars will include, but will not be limited to, the Eurisy thematic areas of activity:

Webinars

Supporting technical and business innovation through space assets

14th April 2022, 11:00 – 12:00 CET

People, Planet, Profit: this is the formula behind the approach of the Business Applications and Space Solutions (BASS) programme of the European Space Agency.

During the first webinar of the Eurisy Members’ Corner series, Davide Coppola, Business Developer and Project Manager at ESA, provided insights into the support and funding opportunities made available by ESA to private companies of all sizes to integrate space technologies and bring their products to the market.

Short report and recordings.

Supporting technology transfer in the transport sector

20th May 2022, 11:00 – 12:00 CET

Open doors to foreign partners, connect European and global partners to local companies and look for the hidden potential of the national economy. This is the approach of the Slovak Space Office to enhance the development of the space downstream sector.

The Slovak Space Office presented activities and good practices to foster the development of satellite-based services for the transport sector.

The webinar presented three business success stories from Slovakia, concerning products and services ranging from positioning applications to navigation technologies, and from big data analysis in aerospace to the use of Earth Observation technologies in monitoring and forecasting.

Short report and recordings.

Remote sensing of African Urban Areas

17th June 2022, 11:00 – 12:00 CET

Foster the development of innovative applications, bridge the gap between research and real-world needs, and establish international cooperation. This is the formula of the STEREO programme of BELSPO to support research in Earth observation.

The Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) shared their good practices and lessons learned from their activities aimed at using remote sensing of African urban areas for health and vulnerability assessment.

BELSPO presented the results and perspectives from three STEREO-III research projects aimed at enhancing the identification of high-risk areas and help decision-makers to better target interventions to the most in need.

Short report and recordings.

Downstream applications for the maritime domains

1st July 2022, 11:00 – 12:00 CET

Space applications can transform the maritime domains, by providing data and information that will foster a sustainable blue economy, and help protecting the ocean and preserving its resources. CNES wants to be at the forefront of the creation of a global “Sea & Space” strategy that federates public and private stakeholders to put science at the service of society.

The French National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) talked about their experience, practices and lessons learned in supporting the development of downstream applications in the maritime domain.

Short report.

16th September 2022, 11:00 – 12:00 CET

The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) will share their experience, practices and lessons learned in supporting space research funding for the development of downstream applications.

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21st October 2022, 11:00 – 12:00 CET

The Slovak Space Office will present activities and good practices to foster the development of satellite-based services for sustainable cities and communities.

4th November 2022, 11:00 – 12:00 CET

Monitoring Global Urbanisation from Space – The World Settlement Footprint Initiative

The German Aerospace Center – DLR, will share details about the “World Settlement Footprint” suite, developed by their “Smart Cities and Spatial Development” team. This is a collection of global geoinformation layers that helps decision makers in science, economy and policy to effectively realise sustainable and resilient future cities.

The human habitat is one of the most dynamically evolving systems on Earth and the associated global phenomenon of urbanisation represents a major challenge to future environmental and societal development. More than half of the world’s population already lives in urban agglomerations and the majority of population growth over the next three decades will be concentrated in cities. It is here where the “Big Data” perspective of satellite-based Earth Observation shows great promises, when combined with machine learning and modern information and communication technologies.

16th December 2022, 11:00 – 12:00 CET

The Netherlands Space Office (NSO) will showcase best practices to foster the development of downstream applications.