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), 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.



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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.

Apr022019 Museum of Air and Space, Paris, Le Bourget

The 5th edition of the Paris Space Week will gather the world’s space tech ecosystem under one roof for 2 days, bringing together space agencies, industry representatives, SMEs, start-ups and investors for a series of conferences and business meetings at Le Bourget Paris. The event also includes a Start-Up challenge to which Eurisy's Secretary General, Mr Toby Clark will contribute as a member of the Selection Jury. 




Apr042019 Futuroscope, Poitiers, France

Organised by Agir pour la Télémédecine, Aquihealth and CREAI Nouvelle Aquitaine, the 2019 edition of Pro Digital Health will gather together health professionals around the theme of E-health and new technologies and to exchange on how these can help medical and care practioners, better diagnose, treat, prevent, coordinate and help their patients. Information derived from satellite-based data and signals can help improve public health services in sectors such as, telemedicine and patient monitoring.

To highlight the cross-sector knowledge and technology transfer opportunities, Eurisy will be organising a parallel session dedicated to Space&Health on April 5, 2019. 


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. 


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