List of organisations and Infrastructures world-wide of relevance and potentially interest to EO Geo-information companies.




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 ACTRIS, Aerosols, Clouds, and Trace gases Research InfraStructure Network  

Infrastructure (Atmospheric) 

A European Project aiming at integrating European ground-based stations equipped with advanced atmospheric probing instrumentation for aerosols, clouds, and short-lived gas-phase species

African Association of Remote Sensing for the Environment (AARSE)AssociationSouth Africa

The primary aim of AARSE is to increase the awareness of African governments and their institutions, the private sector and the society at large, about the empowering and enhancing benefits of developing, applying and utilizing responsibly, the products and services of Earth Observation Systems and Geo-information Technology.

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Association Française pour l’information Géographique

AnaEE, Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems

Infrastructure (Biodiversity / Ecosystem)France

A research infrastructure for experimental manipulation of managed and unmanaged terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems

ARISE, Atmospheric dynamics Research InfraStructure in Europe

Infrastructure (Atmospheric) 

Project aims at establishing a unique atmospheric research and data platform in Europe, combining observations with theoretical and modelling studies, to elucidate the dynamics of the middle and upper atmosphere

ASSEMBLE, Association of European Marine Biological Laboratories

 Infrastructure (Marine)Sweden

An integrated infrastructure to optimize the possibilities for European research groups to excel in research on marine ecosystems and marine biological models using the most advanced approaches in modern biology

Association for Geographic Information (AGI)AssociationUK

AGI - The UK Geospatial Membership Body: champion the value that the intersection of geography and information has for the economy, business and for the individual

Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE)AssociationBelgium AGILE seeks to ensure that the views of the geographic information teaching and research community are fully represented in the discussions that take place on future European research agendas. AGILE also provides a permanent scientific forum where geographic information researchers can meet and exchange ideas and experiences at the European level.

BioFresh, The network for global freshwater biodiversity

Infrastructure (Biodiversity / Ecosystem) 

An information infrastructure for freshwater biodiversity

Canadian Center for RSCenterCanadaNRCan provides public geoscientific and geospatial expertise, knowledge and technology to support environmental, social and economic objectives of the federal government.

Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems. Development and operation of space data handling standards.

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CETAF/BioCASE, Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities, BioCASE (one of CETAF’s Activities)

Infrastructure (Biodiversity / Ecosystem)Belgum

A transnational network of biological collections of all kinds

CEOSCommittee Committee on Earth Observation Satellites

CORIOLIS, An In-Situ Service for Operational Oceanography

Infrastructure (Marine)France

Component of the French and European operational oceanography




Committee on Space Research

EAGE, the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers AssociationInternational
EAGE is a global professional, not-for-profit association for geoscientists and engineers with more than 19,000 members worldwide. It provides a global network of commercial and academic professionals to all members. The association is truly multi-disciplinary and international in form and pursuits.
All members of EAGE are professionally involved in (or studying) geophysics, petroleum exploration, geology, reservoir engineering, mining and mineral exploration, civil engineering, tunneling and environmental matters. 
EAGE operates two divisions: the Oil & Gas Geoscience Division and the Near Surface Geoscience Division.



Hannover (secretariat)

EARSeL is a scientific network of European remote sensing institutes, coming from both academia and the commercial/industrial sector. EARSeL is unique in that it represents the interests of these institutes rather than individuals. Currently, there are about 250 member laboratories

EARSCAssociationBrusselsThe European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) is the European organization which – on a non-profit basis – coordinates and promotes activities of their members in the area of services based on the delivery of geo-information products on customer demand.

EARTO is a non-profit international association established in Brussels, where it maintains a permanent secretariat. EARTO Vision: a European research and innovation system without borders in which RTOs occupy nodal positions and possess the necessary resources and independence to make a major contribution to a competitive European economy and high quality of life through beneficial cooperation with all stakeholders.

European CommissionECEC 
European InstitutionBrussels

The Directorate-General (DG) for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is the European Commission service responsible for: (i )completing the internal market for goods and services; (ii) helping turn the EU into a smart, sustainable, and inclusive economy by implementing the industrial and sectorial policies of the flagship Europe 2020 initiative; (iii) fostering entrepreneurship and growth by reducing the administrative burden on small businesses; facilitating access to funding for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); and supporting access to global markets for EU companies. All of these actions are encapsulated in the Small Business Act; (iv) generating policy on the protection and enforcement of industrial property rights, coordinating the EU position and negotiations in the international intellectual property rights (IPR) system, and assisting innovators on how to effectively use IP rights; (v) delivering the EU's space policy via the two large-scale programmes Copernicus (European Earth observation satellite system) and Galileo (European global navigation satellite system), as well research actions to spur technological innovation and economic growth.

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ECMWFCenterReading, UK

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is an independent intergovernmental organisation supported by 34 states. It is both a research institute and a 24/7

operational service-provider, producing and disseminating numerical weather predictions to its Member States. This data is fully available to the national meteorological services in the Member States. The Centre also offers a catalogue of forecast data that can be purchased by businesses worldwide and other commercial customers.

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ECORD, European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling

Infrastructure (Marine) 


A management structure of 18 members for scientific ocean drilling


(International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP))

ECSLCenter European Centre for Space law. Bridge the gaps between various European space law-related activities
European Entrusted EntityDenmark

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. Our task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. We are a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public. Currently, the EEA has 33 member countries.

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EESCEuropean InstitutionBrussels

The European Economic and Social Committee is a consultative body of the European Union established in 1958. It is an advisory assembly composed of "social partners", namely: employers, employees and representatives of various other interests.

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EFEHR, European Facility for Earthquake Hazard and Risk

Infrastructure (Solid Earth)Switzerland

A sustainable community resource for European Earthquake Hazard and Risk

EGU, European Geosciences Union



The non-profit European Geosciences Union (EGU) is Europe's premier union of geoscientists. It has a General Assembly that attracts over 10,000 scientists each year, a diverse portfolio of 14 open-access journals, a number of thematic meetings, and education and outreach activities.

EISCConferenceVienna (operation)Established in 1999 as a permanent forum for interparliamentary co-operation in space between the European national parliaments interest in space policy, it aims at facilitating the exchange of information on space activities and at promoting mutual understanding of national policies through the provision of a forum for analysing the major issues at stake in the European space sector. Oct 2013 Resolution

 EISCAT , European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association 

Infrastructure (Atmospheric) Sweden

International research infrastructure using the incoherent scatter technique to study the atmosphere in the Fenno-Scandinavian Arctic and to investigate how the Earth's atmosphere is coupled to space.

EISCAT-3D, a project led by the EISCAT Scientific Association

ELIXIR, Data for Life

Infrastructure (Biodiversity / Ecosystem) 

Goal is to orchestrate the collection, quality control and archiving of large amounts of biological data produced by life science experiments

EMBRC, European Marine Biological Resource Center

Infrastructure (Marine)France

Brings 12 leading marine stations and EMBL together. These institutes study marine organisms (microbes, plants, animals) with the latest technologies to study our seas.

EMSAEuropean Entrusted EntityPortugal

The European Maritime Safety Agency is one of the EU's decentralised agencies. Based in Lisbon, the Agency provides technical assistance and support to the European Commission and Member States in the development and implementation of EU legislation on maritime safety, pollution by ships and maritime security. It has also been given operational tasks in the field of oil pollution response, vessel monitoring and in long range identification and tracking of vessels.

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EOIAAllianceUSEarth Observation Industry Alliance. Committed to advancing the collective interests of the US earth observation industry.

EMODnet, The European Marine Observation and Data Network

Infrastructure (Marine)Belgium

Consortium of organisations within Europe that assembles marine data, data products and metadata from diverse sources in a uniform way

EMSC, The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre

Infrastructure (Solid Earth)France

An international, non-governmental, non-profit association, the activity of the members of which is devoted to the promotion of seismological research

EMSO, European multidisciplinary seafloor & water column observatory

Infrastructure (Marine) 

A European network of fixed point, deep sea observatories with the basic scientific objective of real-time, long-term monitoring of environmental processes related to the interaction between the geosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere

EP, European ParliamentEuropean InstitutionEurope

The Parliament acts as a co-legislator, sharing with the Council the power to adopt and amend legislative proposals and to decide on the EU budget. It also supervises the work of the Commission and other EU bodies and cooperates with national parliaments of EU countries to get their input.

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EPOS, The European Plate Observing System

Infrastructure (Solid Earth)Italy

Research Infrastructure and E-Science for Data and Observatories on Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Surface Dynamics and Tectonics


The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe's gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

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ESOAAssociationBrusselsESOA is a non-profit European organisation established with the objective of serving and promoting the common interests of European satellite operators. The Association is the reference point for the European satellite operators industry and today represents the interests of 10 satellite operators who deliver information communication services across the globe.
ESPIInstituteViennaThe European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) provides decision-makers with an informed view on mid- to longterm issues relevant to Europe’s space activities. In this context, ESPI acts as an independent platform for developing positions and strategies.

EUDAT, European Data Infrastructure

Infrastructure (Biodiversity / Ecosystem) 

Collaborative Data Infrastructure which will allow researchers to share data within and between communities and enable them to carry out their research effectively

EUFAR, European Facility for Airborne Research

Infrastructure (Atmospheric)FranceWorks to coordinate the operation of instrumented aircraft and hyperspectral imaging sensors, exploiting the skills of experts in airborne measurements in the fields of environmental and geo-sciences, in order to provide researchers with the infrastructure best suited to their needs
EUMETSAT Agency Europe

EUMETSAT (the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) is an intergovernmental organisation established in 1986, which today provides 30 Member States and 1 Cooperating State with weather and climate-related satellite data, images and products – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The primary objective of EUMETSAT is to establish, maintain and exploit European systems of operational meteorological satellites, taking into account as far as possible the recommendations of the World Meteorological Organization. The data generated by EUMETSAT’s satellite systems and the derived products are supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as to other users world-wide. A further objective of EUMETSAT is to contribute to the operational monitoring of the climate and the detection of global climate changes.

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EUREF GNSS Permanent Network (EPN), Reference Frame Sub Commission for Europe - Global Navigation Satellite Systems

Infrastructure (Solid Earth) 

Ground based GNSS infrastructure for scientific and practical applications in positioning and navigation




Eurisy is a European non-profit association of over 30 governmental space offices and space agencies, international organisations, research institutions, and private businesses involved or interested in space-related activities.

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EUROCHAMP, Integration of European Simulation Chambers for Investigating Atmospheric Processes

Infrastructure (Atmospheric)Germany

Intends to make better use of these expensive facilities by breaking down boundaries between national research institutions and opening up access to a wider range of researchers

EURO-ARGO, European contribution to Argo program

Infrastructure (Marine)France

European Infrastructure for Argo-floats

EUROFLEETS2, New operational steps towards an alliance of European research fleets

Infrastructure (Marine)France

Objective is to develop a new pan-European distributed infrastructure with common strategic vision and coordinated access to Research Vessels (RVs) and marine equipment



BrusselsEuroGeographics AISBL is an international non-profit association under Belgian law. It is the membership association of the European cadastre, land registry and national mapping authorities. EuroGeographics’ activities focus on underpinning the European Spatial Data Infrastructure with the definitive reference data collected, maintained and provided by our members.This infrastructure will provide the location framework for Europe as comprehensive resource for government, businesses and citizens. Find more about the European Location Framework (E.L.F) from the white paper.


Infrastructure (Solid Earth)

BelgiumEuroGeoSurveys (EGS), The Geological Surveys of Europe, is a not-for-profit organisation representing 33 National Geological Surveys and some regional Surveys in Europe, an overall workforce of several thousand experts.




European umbrella organization for geographic information. In order to ensure good governance, economic and social development, environmental protection and sustainability, and informed public participation, the mission is to maximise the availability, effective use and exploitation of GI (geographic information) throughout Europe. Eurogi at the portal.

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EurospaceAssociationParis, BrusselsEurospace is the trade association of the European Space Industry. It is a non-profit European organisation created in 1961. Eurospace member companies today represent 90% of the total turnover of the European Space Industry. Eurospace fosters the development of space activities in Europe and promotes a better understanding of space industry related issues and problems.

FIXO3, Fixed point Open Ocean Observatory network

Infrastructure (Marine)UK

Seeks to integrate European open ocean fixed point observatories and to improve access to these key installations for the broader community

FRONTEXEuropean Entrusted EntityPoland

Frontex promotes, coordinates and develops European border management in line with the EU fundamental rights charter applying the concept of Integrated Border Management. Frontex helps border authorities from different EU countries work together. Frontex’s full title is the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union. The agency was set up in 2004 to reinforce and streamline cooperation between national border authorities. In pursuit of this goal, Frontex has several operational areas which are defined in the founding Frontex Regulation and a subsequent amendment.

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Galileo ServicesAssociationBrusselsGalileo Services is a non-profit organization designed to be a major partner for the Galileo downstream technology and business development (terminals, applications and services), with a view to sustaining the Galileo programme. The aim is to foster an "end to end" vision of the Galileo system in order to fully respond to user and market needs.

GBIF, Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Infrastructure (Biodiversity / Ecosystem) 

International open data infrastructure, Free and Open Access to Biodiversity Data

GEOInt. GroupGeneva

The Group on Earth Observations is coordinating efforts to build a Global Earth Observation System of Systems, or GEOSS. GEO was launched in response to calls for action by the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development and by the G8 (Group of Eight) leading industrialized countries. These high-level meetings recognized that international collaboration is essential for exploiting the growing potential of Earth observations to support decision making in an increasingly complex and environmentally stressed world.

Geospatial Media & CommunicationsInt. GroupWorldwide offices

Geospatial Media and Communications is an internationally accredited organisation, having committed itself to serve stakeholders of geospatial community and work towards opening new era of industrialisation and productisation, while facilitating collaboration and demonstrating value and benefits of geospatial technology and information for governance, businesses and people.

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Geo-Seas, Pan-European Infrastructure for management of marine and ocean geological and geophysical data

Infrastructure (Marine) 

E-infrastructure of 26 marine geological and geophysical data centres

GEO SuperSites, Geohazard Supersites and Natural Laboratories

Infrastructure (Solid Earth) 

Data for the study of natural hazards in geologically active regions, including information from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), GPS crustal deformation measurements, and earthquakes

GMOS, Global Mercury Observation System

Infrastructure (Atmospheric)Italy

Aimed to establish a worldwide observation system for the measurement of atmospheric mercury in ambient air and  precipitation samples

GROOM, Gliders for Research, Ocean Observation & Management

Infrastructure (Marine)France

Objective is to design a new European Research Infrastructure that uses underwater gliders for collecting oceanographic data.

GRSGEuropean AssociationUKThe Geological Remote Sensing Group (GRSG) is a special interest group of the Geological Society of London (GeolSoc) and the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc). The GRSG is an association of enthusiasts keen on the geological aspects of remote sensing. The current membership includes geologists and remote sensing experts employed within industry, academia and government agencies, as well as graduate students. Although the parent bodies are both based in the UK the GRSG is an international organisation with members around the globe.
GSDIAssociation The GSDI Association is an organization with members from national governments, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and academia that are developing Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) around the globe. These infrastructures provide access to geospatial data, information, applications and technologies - for a variety of needs in the global community. The global geospatial community is comprised of over 2 million experts - which collect, process, and/or disseminate geospatial data, products, and services.

IAGOS ERI, In-Service Aircraft for a Global Observing System

Infrastructure (Atmospheric) 

Will establish and operate a distributed Infrastructure for longterm observations of atmospheric composition, aerosol and cloud particles on a global scale from a fleet of initially 10-20 longrange in-service aircraft of internationally operating airlines

IAFFederationParisInternational Astronautical Federation. Address the growing need for international cooperation in the areas of space activities and knowledge.
IAUUnion International Astronomical Union. Promote and safeguard the science of astronomy in all its aspects through international cooperation

ICDP, International Continental Scientific Drilling Program

Infrastructure (Solid Earth)German

International platform for scientific research drilling in terrestrial environments

ICOS, Integrated Carbon Observation System

Infrastructure (Biodiversity)(Atmospheric)


Integrated Carbon Observation System: Distributed Research Infrastructure for long term observations (20+ years) in environmental sciences

Atmospheric Thematic Centre: Responsible for continuous and discontinuous air sampling, instrument development/servicing, data processing and storage

ILAAssociation International Law Association
IISLInstitute International Institute of Space Law. Foster the development of space law

i-Marine, Data e-Infrastructure Initiative for Fisheries Management and Conservation of Marine Living Resources

Infrastructure (Marine)


Open and collaborative initiative aimed at supporting the implementation of the Ecosystem Approach to fisheries management and the conservation of living marine resources


Infrastructure (Biodiversity / Ecosystem)


Infrastructure of 7 large-scale climate change experiments and a phytotron designed to study climate change effects on shrublands

InGOS, Integrated non-CO2 Greenhouse gas Observing System

Infrastructure (Atmospheric)Netherlands

Supporting the integration of and access to existing national research infrastructures, targeted at improving and extending the European observation capacity for non-CO2 greenhouse gases

InterMagnet, International Real-time Magnetic Observatory Network

Infrastructure (Solid Earth) 

Global network of observatories, monitoring the Earth's magnetic field

International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE)InternationalCanada

The International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE), founded in Beijing in 2006, is a non-political,  non-governmental and not-for-profit international organization principally promoting academic exchange, science and technology innovation, education, and international collaboration towards Digital Earth.

INTERACT, International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic

Infrastructure (Biodiversity / Ecosystem)


Seeks to build capacity for research and monitoring in the European Arctic and beyond, and is offering access to numerous research stations through the Transnational Access program

IODP, International Ocean Discovery Program

Infrastructure (Solid Earth / Marine)USA

An international marine research collaboration that explores Earth's history and dynamics using ocean-going research platforms to recover data recorded in seafloor sediments and rocks and to monitor subseafloor environments

IS-ENES2, Infrastructure for the European Network of Earth System Modelling 

Infrastructure (Atmospheric) 

Second phase project of the distributed e-infrastructure of models, model data and metadata of the European Network for Earth System Modelling

ISPRSSocietyItalyThe International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) is a non-governmental organization devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of photogrammetry and remote sensing and their applications. See more under: . The scientific activities of the Society are entrusted to and conducted by eight Technical Commissions and their Working Groups. Committees are appointed by the Council to report on special topics or to address issues in support of Council.

JERICO, Towards a joint European Research Infrastructure Network for Coastal Observatories

Infrastructure (Marine) 

Intends to contribute to the international and global effort on climate change research (GEOSS), to provide coastal data inputs for operational ocean observing and forecasting, and also to answer to some of the needs of the environmental research and societal communities

JRCEuropean Entrusted EntityItaly

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's in-house science service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.

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LifeWatch, E-Science European Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research

Infrastructure (Biodiversity / Ecosystem) 

European e-Science infrastructure for biodiversity and ecosystem research meant to provide advanced capabilities for research on the complex biodiversity system

LTER Europe, European Long-Term Ecosystem Research Network

Infrastructure (Biodiversity / Ecosystem) 

Component of world-wide efforts to better understand ecosystems

MAPPSAssociationReston, VA, USAManagement Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS) is the only national association of firms in the surveying, spatial data and geographic information systems field in the United States. MAPPS member firms are engaged in surveying, photogrammetry, satellite and airborne remote sensing, aerial photography, hydrography, aerial and satellite image processing, GPS and GIS data collection and conversion services. Our associate members include firms that provide products and services to our member firms, as well as other firms world-wide. More info
Mercator-OceanEuropean Entrusted EntityFrance

Mercator Ocean is a privately-owned non-profit company. It provides a service of general interest to France and Europe as a whole. The organisation was founded and is funded by the five major French institutions involved in operational oceanography: CNRS (National Center of Scientific Research), Ifremer (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea), IRD (Institute of Research for Development), Météo-France and SHOM (Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the French Navy).

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MESOAQUA, Network of leading MESOcosm Research Facilities

Infrastructure (Marine) 

A network of European marine mesocosm facilities to advance the studies of future aquatic ecosystems from the Arctic to the Mediterranean

MIRRI, Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure

Infrastructure (Biodiversity / Ecosystem) 

Builds a Pan-European distributed research infrastructure that provides microorganisms services facilitating access to high quality microorganisms, their derivatives and associated data for research, development and application

NERA, Network of European Research Infrastructures for Earthquake Risk Assessment and Mitigation

Infrastructure (Solid Earth)Netherlands

An EC infrastructure project that integrates key research infrastructures in Europe for monitoring earthquakes and assessing their hazard and risk




NEREUS, Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies, is an initiative by regions from all over Europe, which share as Full Members its governance. Emphasis is placed on the use of space technologies. The network aims to explore the benefits of space technologies for Regions and their citizens and to spread their applications.

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NORS, Network of Remote Sensing Ground-Based Observations in support of the Copernicus Atmospheric Service

Infrastructure (Atmosphere)Belgium

Aims at demonstrating the value of ground – based remote sensing data from the Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change for quality assessment and improvement of the Copernicus Atmospheric Service products

OCDE-Space ForumInt. OrganizationFranceIn 2006, the OECD launched the OECD Space Forum in co-operation with the space community. The Forum aims to assist governments, space-related agencies and the private sector to better identify the statistical contours of the growing space sector worldwide, while investigating the space infrastructure’s economic significance and potential impacts for the larger economy. For more  information, download the OECD Space Forum factsheet.

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international industry consortium of 473 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface standards. OGC® Standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services and mainstream IT. The standards empower technology developers to make complex spatial information and services accessible and useful with all kinds of applications.

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Infrastructure (Solid Earth)UK

An international initiative of the geological surveys of the world, providing geosciences data globally

ORFEUS, Observatories and Research Facilities for European Seismology

Infrastructure (Solid Earth)Netherlands

Non-profit foundation that aims at co-ordinating and promoting digital, broadband (BB) seismology in the European-Mediterranean area

PESI, A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure

Infrastructure (Biodiversity / Ecosystem) 

Provides standardised and authoritative taxonomic information by integrating and securing Europe’s taxonomically authoritative species name registers and nomenclators (name databases) and associated exper(tise) networks that underpin the management of biodiversity in Europe

SATCENEuropean Entrusted EntitySpain

The Centre was founded in 1992 and incorporated as an agency into the European Union on 1 January 2002. The Centre supports, in coherence with the European Security Strategy, the decision making of the European Union in the field of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), in particular of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), including European Union crisis management operations, by providing products resulting from the analysis of satellite imagery and collateral data, including aerial imagery, and related services.

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SeaDataNet, Pan-European Infrastructure for Ocean & Marine data Management

Infrastructure (Marine) 

Distributed Marine Data Management Infrastructure for the management of large and diverse sets of data deriving from in situ and remote observation of the seas and oceans

Seraphim CapitalVenture CapitalUK

A number of partners across the UK and US combine to forge Seraphim Capital. These organisations consist of more than 1,000 leading business angels and experienced early stage investors, creating an entity with greater flexibility than the sum of its parts.

Seraphim Space & Special Situations Fund

SIOS, Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System

Infrastructure (Biodiversity / Ecosystem)Norway

Coordinating research infrastructure organisation with the aim to promote more openness, better access, data sharing and knowledge management for the international research community

SME4SPACEAssociationEuropeanThe aim of this new organisation is to voice Space SMEs’ viewpoint in an organised and coordinated way and to facilitate the access of SMEs to space activities in general and to ESA programmes in particular.
Space Angels NetworkVenture CapitalUSAOur management team and members are influencers who connect investors, founders, space agencies, and technology buyers with one another. Because we are integral to the space community, we gain access to exclusive investment opportunities. During Space Angels Network's first seven years (2006 to 2013), we grew to 20 members. In the last two years we have more than doubled that number. We have funded over 25 companies, all whom are growing. Based on subsequent investment rounds and earnings growth, the estimated growth of our cumulative investments is in excess of 30% per year. We are a professionally managed angel investment group, focused on high growth aerospace companies.
Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) AssociationAustralia and New ZealandA not-for-profit organisation and seek to inform, assist and grow private enterprise within the spatial industry. Focus on four core areas: networking, growth, support and influence at a government level. Most recently, SIBA has pioneered Project MIMOSA and the associated Knowledge Communities initiatives.

Species 2000

Infrastructure (Biodiversity / Ecosystem)Netherlands

"Federation" of database organisations working closely with users, taxonomists and sponsoring agencies

Sky & Space intergroupEU Org.EU Parliament

Declaration of Interest

List of members

SYNTHESYS, An integrated European infrastructure for researchers in the natural sciences

Infrastructure (Biodiversity / Ecosystem) 

A project creating an integrated European infrastructure for natural history collections

The Alliance for Earth Observation



The Alliance for Earth Observations™ is a publicly and privately funded initiative of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies to promote the understanding and use of land, air and sea observations for societal and economic benefit.

UN (Space activities)Int. Organization UN (Space activities)
UNESCO (space activites)Int. OrganizationParisUNESCO’s space related activities aim to bring the benefits of space technologies to developing Member States. They are also designed to create awareness among Member States by showing them, with a series of applications, the full potential of space technologies for the well-being of humanity.


Int. Organization


The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is the United Nations office responsible for promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. UNOOSA serves as the secretariat for the General Assembly's only committee dealing exclusively with international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space: the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS).


Int. Organization


United Nations platform for Space-based information for emergency management and disaster response.

US Geological SurveyScience organization The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information
UVS- InternationalConference Remotely piloted systems: promoting international cooperation and cooperation. //  // // //

WISE Marine, The Water Information System for Europe

Infrastructure (Marine) 

Provides input to thematic assessments in the context of EU water related policies

WoRMS, World Register of Marine Species

Infrastructure (Biodiversity / Ecosystem) 

Aim is to provide an authoritative and comprehensive list of names of marine organisms, including information on synonymy

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