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The ESA Value Adding Element (VAE) builds on its precursor (EOMD, Earth Observation Market Development, 2001–2008), the mission of which was to to foster the emergence of a European downstream industry offering EO-based services, with the prospect of becoming sustainable, to public and private customers on the global market. VAE was created to further strengthen the competitive position of the European and Canadian value adding sector for both small companies and institutional suppliers of marketable EO services.

The main two VAE programmatic axes ("develop service prospects" and "expand market access") translate into groups of activities as illustrated in the timeline below. Click on the thumbnail for an interactive view of all of them.