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EOEP-5 Industry Consultation


Last 7 June 2016 a workshop took place at ESRIN, Frascati, to discuss ESA's current plans and proposals for activities under the 5th Earth Observation Envelope Program (EOEP5), to be approved at the forthcoming 2016 ESA ministerial meeting.

EOEI Call for Proposals


The European Space Agency (ESA) is now inviting entrepreneurs to submit innovative ideas to the Open Call of the Earth Observation Entrepreneurship Initiative (EOEI). Deadline 19th June.

Lesotho snow monitored from space: what do the local users say?


Quotes from a one-week workshop.

East meets West; Tradition meets Innovation


Last 29-30 October 2015, more than 30 people gathered at the premises of the Mongolian University of Life Sciences to participate to a knowledge-sharing workshop.

Satellite data in support of Climate Resilience


The 8th PPCR meeting organised by the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) hosted by ESA-ESRIN in Frascati (July 19-23, 2015), featured an Advocacy Event on how EO satellites can help support climate monitoring and enhance resilience to climate change.

Developing agriculture from the sky


A collaborative project by ESA and the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)...

Tapping into Earth Observation data for International Development


A new initiative brings ESA and the Asian Development Bank together ...

Innovative insurance business model using EO


The uptake of Earth Observation based services is rather limited within the insurance sector. A recent survey...

Sea and space meet for business in Ireland


New ESA project led by Irish industry: satellite data use for monitoring the quality of coastal water

Insurance industry adopts Earth observation for assessing floods


Accurate and timely information about a flood extent helps insurers to assess the impact and prepare to meet the claims

Understanding risk with Earth observation


Earth-observing satellites provide vital information to mitigate and prepare for disasters

Protecting the heart of Borneo


Satellite data information used to evaluate the impact of the island's future development

Sweet news from Belgium


Satellite data information used to optimise field management and plant growth

Insurance industry workshop on Earth Observation


On 23-24 February 2012, the European Space Agency (ESA) Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes (EOP) hosted a workshop aimed at assessing new opportunities for the application of earth observation (EO) within the Insurance sector.

Earth observation moves closer to the risk business


Earth-observing satellites can map natural phenomena such as floods and earthquakes, track hurricanes and monitor land subsidence across the globe. This information can be valuable to insurance companies for risk and damage assessment.