Eurisy informs regions and cities across Europe on the opportunities of satellite applications as tools to support regional social, economic and environmental policies.


Eurisy helps SMEs evaluate how operational satellite applications can support them in improving business processes, enhancing their existing products and services, or creating new ones.


Eurisy works with the space community (agencies, industry, service providers) to involve them in a dialogue about how space developments can best support users in their current societal challenges.


Eurisy’s activities are mandated and financed by its members: most European space agencies. Eurisy’s members shape space policies and influence investments in space infrastructure.



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Pioneering local and regional authorities and SMEs from across Europe already use satellite applications in their daily job. For the last seven years Eurisy has been collecting testimonials on how satellite applications have helped them in practice. Click on the map to see some success stories!

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Satellite images provide information about places, spaces, as well as spatial phenomena. Satellite navigation indicates absolute location, relative movement and time. Satellite telecommunication infrastructure ensures connectivity when terrestrial connections are down or inexistent.

The applications resulting from these technological capabilities are often used together and in combination with data from a multitude of sources – whether field measurements, statistics, historical data, or even tweets – to deliver useful digital services that allow us to navigate, to make decisions, or to communicate in new ways.

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Europe invests in satellite infrastructure through two major programmes, Galileo and Copernicus. The resulting applications are expected to bring growth, jobs, and better quality of life for Europe's citizens.

Galileo, Europe' own state-of-the-art Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), will provide accurate and guaranteed positioning for all types of civilian applications: including car navigators, mobile phones, maritime, road, rail and air transport. More on Galileo.

Copernicus, Europe's own Earth Observation system, will provide free, full and open access to a wealth of important environmental data from a variety of different sources, including satellite imagery. More on Copernicus.



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These are some of the events we will organise or contribute to this year. To see all events, go to the events page.

Oct052015 Bordeaux, France

"Towards intelligent mobility - better use of space". Eurisy will participate in the 22nd ITS World Congress, the world’s largest event in intelligent transport systems and services. The main theme of the Bordeaux Congress - “Towards Intelligent Mobility – Better Use of Space” - the Bordeaux Congress will focus on intelligent mobility and the benefits space can bring to ITS applications.

Oct122015 Jerusalem, Israel

Eurisy will contribute to the 66th International Astronautical Congress with the paper “Satellites for society: reporting on the operational uses of satellite-based services among public administrations”. The paper will be presented during the “28th Symposium on space policy, regulations and economics” within the session “The space economy: what are the socio-economic impacts?”. The presentation will introduce Eurisy and its activities to the audience and will report on the outcomes of the Eurisy survey for public authorities using satellite-based services.

Nov122015 Malta

This event will bring together SMEs and government authorities, to discuss how innovative services based on satellite applications can help the smart specialisation of island countries and territories in Europe. 


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