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.

Sep242018 Bochum, Germany

The European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories will be organising its 5th Joint Workshop on using remote sensing data to improve urban spaces. Eurisy will be joining the workshop to talk on its "Space4Cities" initiative and hands-on bottom-up user feedback on the challenges faced by local administrations and SMEs to access and use satellite data and signals. 

Sep272018 Paris, France

Early detection is key to effective intervention in plant health. This colloquium, organised by EPPO and Euphresco and held in conjunction with the EPPO Council 2018 on 27 September 2018, offers experts from different disciplines and managers of plant health services the opportunity to exchange experience and ideas on using remote sensing data to monitor plant health. Eurisy Secretary General, Mr Toby Clark will be charing the discussions throughout the day. The book of abstracts is available for download here

Oct022018 Bremen, Germany

Eurisy is organising a roundtable within the Global Networking Forum of the International Astronautical Congress 2018. With the title “Bridging Space and Society: Strategies of space agencies to foster the uptake of satellite‐based services”, the roundtable will bring together high-level representatives of space agencies to discuss the strategies adopted by space agencies in different continents to transfer the potential benefits of satellite applications to society.



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