Along with the best known consumer applications such as Google Earth, satellite TV, car satnav systems, there exists an array of professional satellite services for use in many fields of activity.
Agriculture continues to be a key sector in Europe. Satellite services offer innovative solutions to optimise yield while minimising the impact on the environment.
In the traditional construction sector companies can use satellite information and services as innovative tools to gain a competitive edge. Such services are also useful for urban and rural planners.
The need to adapt to climate change and the decline of traditional sources of energy create the need to explore and exploit cleaner, renewable energy sources to ensure a sustainable future.
Satellites have revealed climate as a tangible reality for the first time. Today, the information and services they provide are crucial in understanding environmental change and the impact of human activities on this.
Forests, a vital natural but also economic resource, demand sophisticated management. Satellite information and services offer relevant tools for the protection and responsible exploitation of this resource.
Innovative satellite solutions can help increase the access to and quality of care, especially for vulnerable populations who are sometimes isolated in remote locations, or in case of epidemics.
The insurance sector can rely on satellite information for risk assessment in relation to insured property and damage assessment to calculate due compensations.
Satellite services can make a valuable contribution to identifying, protecting and valorising cultural heritage.
Satellites are instrumental in crisis management, early warning, post-crisis measures.
Satellite navigation technology has revolutionised transport on land, water and in the air. Its applications are essential for meeting the new mobility challenges.
Satellite services, and satellite navigation in particular, can offer new solutions to stimulate tourism, increase tourist locations visibility, attract visitors and encourage them to engage with the visited sites.