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), provides 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, provides 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.

Apr242019 Marrakech, Morocco

Eurisy members, the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and the Centre Royal de Télédétection Spatiale (CRTS), with the support of the Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) are organising the first ever Global Conference on Space for Emerging Countries (GLEC 2019).

The first conference of its kind, #GLEC2019 aims at actively engaging emerging countries in the space scene by highlighting the socio-economic benefits of space applications, discuss the various financial models for the optimal resourcing of national space programs and identify opportunities for technology and skills transfer. 

May062019 Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Government of Romania through the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) are jointly organizing this conference to promote the use of space technology and solutions for sustainable agriculture and precision farming, to address key issues related to global food security. The Conference iams to address key issues related to utilization of space technologies and solutions for a sustainable agriculture, addressing number of indicators and targets under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework. 

Aug262019 Bucharest, Romania

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation's (OSGeo) flagship event, FOSS4G will take place in Bucharest, Romania this year under the overarching theme of DATA driven development. The event will gather together the global geospatial community from senior or junior professionals, students and professors to exchange on free and open source software for geospatial storage, processing and visualization and provide participants with a common forum and shared infrastructure for improving cross-project collaboration.

OSGeo is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to foster global adoption of open geospatial technology by being an inclusive software foundation devoted to an open philosophy and participatory community driven development. 


Connect with Eurisy

Go to blog >

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