This section provides insights on policy trends that will help the user navigate and understand the dynamically evolving Earth Observation sector linked to the EU policies (Common Agricultural Policy, European Water Framework Directive, Europe 2050, European Green Deal, EU Biodiversity Strategy, among others).
The articles are updated regularly and injected from different projects.
Under its Policy Observatory, EARSC is monitoring relevant EU policies and advocating for increased use of the EO services to support policy-makers. EARSC gathers the inputs of its members on how the downstream EO sector can contribute to various EU initiatives. These statements, reflecting the industry's views and recommendations, are submitted in response to the European Commission's open consultations with the objective to include EO capabilities in support of the achievements of European policies.
EARSC Statement - Nutrients Action Plan for a better management.pdf
29 July 2022
The European Earth Observation (EO) Services industry welcomes the ambitious objectives set by the New European Forest Strategy alongside other EU Policy initiatives aiming at improving the quantity and quality of Europe's forests by 2030. Earth Observation capabilities, by delivering near-real time, consistent and tree-level information of the world's forests are a crucial tool to deliver Europe's forests goals. EARSC members are convinced that the urgency to act calls for action; it can be done now, at scale and with unprecedented precision, at high-cost efficiency. Against this context, the EARSC Position Paper on forest management (attached) strongly advocates for the systematic integration of EO data and services as operational tools in the design, implementation and evaluation of all ongoing and upcoming legislative and policy initiatives in the field of environmental protection, with particular regards to forests, biodiversity and the sustainability of supply chains
EARSC Position paper on Forest management.pdf
EARSC Position to the EU Regulation on methane emissions reduction in the energy sector and amending Regulation (EU) 2019/942
EARSC Letter - Methane reduction emissions in the energy sector proposal.pdf
Support letter for EU - MEPs & Council
Earth Observation Technological Feasibility Assessment “Proposal for a Regulation on Deforestation-free Products"