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.

Sep262017 Stavanger, Norway

Nordic Edge Expo is the largest Smart City meeting place in the Nordics. The conference covers a broad range of smart city themes and showcases both best practices and solutions addressing the urban challenges that most cities and communities are facing.

Eurisy will host a session in the conference programme on satellite applications for smart sustainable cities. The session will include speakers from European cities who have used of satellite data to make their cities and regions smarter and more sustainable. This will be supplemented with keynote presentations by Eurisy and the Norwegian Space Agency.

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Oct112017 Brixen, Bressanone, Italy

The objective of the conference is to discuss how innovation derived from satellite images, satellite navigation, and satellite telecommunications can support the Alpine Search and Rescue services and Civil Protection Agencies.

The conference will be held during the International Mountain Summit in Bolzano Italy in October 2017 with the aim of connecting stakeholders of search and rescue services in different Alpine regions.

The conference is a followup to the previous Eurisy conference on Satellite Applications for the Alps held in Berchtesgaden 2016.

Oct262017 Bucharest, Romania

Organised by the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) together with the European Space Agency (ESA), the EU Commision and Eurisy, the 6th edition of the conference aims to provide public and private organisations with useful tools and information on the benefits and business opportunities created by satellite based services in Eastern Europe and beyond. This year, the debates will be extended to the European space programmes on satellite telecommunications and navigation and will emphasize the synergies and the way spatial integrated applications sustain national development strategies and programmes.



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