One webinar, two communities: e-shape and SCO

Published on 09/10/2020
Motivated respectively by the need to develop operational Earth observation services and by the need to combat climate change, the e-shape and SCO programme communities could no doubt benefit from working together. A webinar on this subject will be held on 14 October.

Each having pilot projects emblematic of their action, SCO and the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) are proposing a virtual meeting between their communities on 14 October 2020 during an introductory webinar.

Entitled "Earth observation solutions contributing to EuroGEO: cross-benefits between the e-shape and SCO communities", this exchange aims to identify the challenges and benefits of establishing relations between the user and supplier communities of the e-shape and SCO programmes but also to contribute to the societal aspects supported by the Group on Earth Observation (GEO).

To join the webinar, please register here by 13 October 2020.


The European Association of Remote Sensing Companies, EARSC, is a non-profit organisation that coordinates and promotes the activities of European companies providing geo-information services derived from Earth observation. Representing this sector in the broadest sense, it forms a network between industry, decision-makers and users, covering the entire Earth observation value chain from data acquisition to processing, fusion, analysis and final geo-information products and services.

Launched in May 2019, e-shape (EuroGEOSS Showcases: Applications Powered by Europe) is a project funded under the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme to bring together decades of public investment in Earth observation and the cloud’s capabilities to offer services that will benefit citizens, industry, decision-makers and researchers. E-shape encourages the development and adoption of 27 cloud-based pilot applications that meet the objectives of sustainable development, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework. As E-shape represents the EU’s contribution to global Earth observation through the EuroGEOSS initiative, these pilot projects will be supported by GEOSS and the Copernicus data pool and computing infrastructure.

The Group on Earth Observations, GEO, is a worldwide network seeking to set up a global Earth observation system of systems, GEOSS. Its European component, EuroGEO, enables Europe to position itself as a global force in the field of Earth observation thanks to the vast knowledge acquired in particular within the framework of the Copernicus programme.