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.

May212018 Montevideo, Uruguay

Organized by our members at the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) together with the Centro de Investigación y Difusión Aeronáutico-Espacial (CIDA-E) the 2018 edition of this event will bring together representatives from the space sector, academia and industry to share their latest views, analyse current challenges and find collaborative solutions on topics such as democratization of space data, preservation of natural resources, detection and study of climate change, as well as applications for maritime and agricultureto name a few. Plenary Sessions and Keynotes are all on the agenda and available on the event's website. 

Jun042018 Thessaloniki, Greece

Hosted by Eurisy's member, the InterBalkan Environment Center (I-BEC), in the context of GEO-CRADLE, a Horizon2020 project aimed at promoting the uptake of GEO and Copernicus satellite data in the region, the two-day workshop will bring together local and regional stakeholders to exchange on a roadmap for the future implementation of GEOSS and Copernicus beyond 2020. Climate change, food security, water extremes, solar energy and raw materials are among the adressed themes. 

Jun262018 Toulouse, France

The Toulouse Space Show is a major global forum dedicated to novel Space solutions, future trends and the new Space economy. Eurisy will host a session during the forum. The session will present three different applications of satellite data and signals to improve cities’ efficiency and sustainability. The experiences of use satellite applications will be presented by local authorities and private companies providing key services in cities.

The session is organised in the framework of the Eurisy’s “Space for Cities” initiative and in cooperation with CNES and NEREUS.


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