By Jane Leeks
I found out recently that the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) is conducting a survey of all companies involved in the Earth Observation services sector. The purpose of this is to help them gain a detailed understanding of the sector and significant trends and is essential to help stakeholders to plan their activities and to assess the effectiveness of their actions. The research outcomes of this survey will also ensure that accurate and up-to-date information is available which can be presented to policy makers and support development of the sector.
All types of companies in the EO services sector are invited to take part: from satellite operators, value-added providers through to downstream GIS companies; indeed any company making use of satellite data, however small, in its business. You may already have been contacted by EARSC about this, but if not and if your company makes use of satellite data in whatever way or form then EARSC would like to hear from you so that you can be included in the survey. Please contact EARSC executive secretary Monica Miguel-Lago