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.



Go to page >

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!

view larger map


Go to page >

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.

See more on applications here.


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.



Go to page >

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

Apr262017 Brussels, Belgium

EARSC, in coordination with DG GROW and DG RTD, is organising a full day-event on April 26 to discuss concrete ways to improve industry involvement in the exploitation of Copernicus Services and the delivery of the GEO vision. The workshop will underline key priorities of GEO with regards to industry engagement and, through the example of GEO-CRADLE, will provide a concrete account of tools that can help EU industry develop business in the Balkans, North Africa and Middle East.

May092017 Bucharest, Romania

Organised by the Romanian National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics (INOE) in cooperation with the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), this regional workshop will aim to discuss Earth Observation capacities, needs and opportunities in both in Romania and the Balkan region. Researchers, private companies and public authorities will get together to showcase EO monitoring solutions and geo-information value added chains within the region. Eurisy will be leading a round table on EO data in support of forest monitoring and climate change adaption. 

May102017 Rzeszow, Poland

NEREUS (Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies) is organising a workshop to raise awareness and promote the commercial opportunities linked to the exploitation of European space systems in the Podkarpackie region, one of the few in Europe that has aviation/aerospace as a priority in its regional smart specialisation strategy.

Eurisy will contribute to the workshop by presenting the results of its 2015 survey for Polish public authorities using satellite-based services. The analysis of the over 50 replies collected to the survey is also presented within the Eurisy report “Satellites for Society: Focus on Poland”.


Connect with Eurisy

Go to blog >

Read and comment our blog articles, and join the dialogue on social media.