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This page provides the top level structure for the breakdown (taxonomy) of the EO Services markets. There are 22 market sectors identified grouped into 6 categories (titles on the tabs) organised according to the EARSC Taxonomy. The information is organised:

 

  • Market Sector: this defines the area of market for which EO services apply.
  • Composition: gives examples of the types of organisation that make up the market sector. It helps define the sector.
  • EO Services: Each EO Service is unique within the Thematic services taxonomy but may apply in several different market segments.

For each EO service there may be many specific products which are being offered and which are described in a section on the application service page.

Managed Living Resources

Market Sector

Composition

EO Services

Agriculture

Agricultural commodities/Trading,
agricultural production / Horticulture,
Agricultural services,
Agriculture machinery,
Agriculture and Rural Development Policy,
Agro chemicals / Plants & Fertilizers,
Animal production / Livestock,
Agriculture and rural Policy makers.

Assess environmental impact of farming
Assess crop damage due to storms
Monitor crop disease and stress
Assess crop acreage and yield harvest
Monitor specific crop types
Forecast crop yields
Monitor water use on crops and horticulture
Detect illegal or undesired crops
Measure land use statistics

Forestry

Forest management,
Forest Services,
Commodities,
Logging industry,
Wood, paper and pulp industry,
Forest policy,
Forest machinery,
Forest Policy makers.

Assess deforestation / forest degradation
Assess environmental impact of forestry
Assess forest damage due to storms or insects
Assess changes in the carbon balance
 Detect and monitor wildfires
Assess forest types
Monitor forest resources
Detect illegal forest activities

Fisheries

Fish stock management,
Fishing fleets,
Fishery distribution logistics,
Aquaculture / fish farms,
Coastal management agencies,
Fisheries authorities / policy makers.

Map water depth / charting
Forecast and map large waves
Map fish shoals
Detect and monitor illegal fishing
Forecast and monitor current movement and drift Detect and monitor oil slicks
Detect and monitor oil slicks
Monitor pollution at sea

Energy & Natural Resources

Market Sector

Composition

EO Services

Oil and Gas

Offshore exploration and production,
on-shore exploration and production,
drilling and support services,
oil and gas commodities trading,
Energy planners.

Assess environmental impact of human activities

Asset infrastructure monitoring

Map water depth / charting

Monitor construction and buildings

Monitor ocean quality and productivity

Monitor the coast line

Monitor atmosphere composition

Monitor land ecosystems and biodiversity

Forecast and monitor current movement and drift

Baseline mapping

Monitor vegetation encroachment

Map geological features

Measure detect land surface change

Map and assess flooding 

Monitor forest resources

Detect and monitor wildfires

Detect and monitor hurricanes and typhoons

Identify hydrocarbon seeps in soil

Assess ground water and run-off

Detect and monitor ice risk at sea  

Monitor land cover and detect change 

Forecast and monitor ocean winds and waves

Detect and monitor oil slicks

Monitor coastal ecosystem

Monitor air quality & emissions   

Monitor marine habitats

 Forecast and map large waves  

Monitor ice on rivers and lakes

Monitor oil rigs and flares 

Forecasting sunlight exposure

   Forecast weather   

Monitor pollution at sea 

Monitor urban areas 

Monitor sensitive risk areas 

Assess and monitor water bodies   

Detect and monitor ground movement

Assess dredging operation impacts

Map seismic survey operations

Map of transport networks

Alternative Energy

Solar energy providers,
Wind energy providers,
Tidal energy providers,
Energy and Carbon traders,
Local and regional planners,
National policy makers.

Assess changes in the carbon balance
Map and monitor solar energy (solar farms)
Forecast and monitor current movement and drift
Map and monitor wind energy (wind farms)
Forecast and monitor ocean winds and waves
Map hydroelectric sources

Minerals and Mining

Mining and quarrying companies,
Exploration and survey specialists,
Commodities traders,
Exploration and extraction equipment suppliers,
Drilling,
excavation and support services,
Regional planners / policy makers.

Assess environmental impact of human activities
Map geological features
Detect and monitor ground movement
Measure land use statistics
Monitor land pollution
Monitor mineral extraction

Industrial

Market Sector

Composition

EO Services

Utilities (water, electricity, waste)

Power station operators,
Water plants operators,
Survey companies,
Hydroelectric suppliers,
Regulatory Bodies,
Distribution companies,
Landfill and waste,
Regional planners / policy makers.

Monitor pollution in rivers and lakes
Assess changes in the carbon balance
Assess environmental impact of human activities
Monitor land pollution
Assess changes to urban and rural areas
Assess and monitor water quality
Assess ground water and run-off

Construction

Construction companies,
Civil engineering consultancies,
Architect and design companies,
Planning authorities,
National land agencies.

Monitor building development
Assess environmental impact of human activities
Map and assess flooding
Detect land movement, subsidence, heave.
Monitor land-use statistics

Transportation

Road transport operators,
haulage,
Road infrastructure operators,
tolls
Airport operators,
Rail operators,
Airlines and airline services,
Transport engineers.

Assess environmental impact of human activities
Map and assess flooding
Detect land movement, subsidence, heave.
Assess changes to urban and rural areas
Assess and monitor volcanic activity
monitor ice on rivers and lakes
monitor ice free passages for ships

Maritime

Ports & harbors administration,
bulk cargo carriers,
Cruise liners
operators,
Ferry operators,
Naval operations,
Rescue and safety at sea

Monitor water quality and productivity
Monitor pollution at sea
Forecast and map large waves
Detect and monitor oil slicks
Detect and monitor ice-risk at sea
Monitor ice free passages for ships
Forecast and monitor ocean movement and drift
Forecast and monitor ocean winds and waves
Map water depth / charting
Monitor ship movements

Communications

Mobile telecommunications providers,
Fixed Telecommunication
Providers.

Monitor building development
Assess changes to urban and rural areas
Map line of sight visibility (terrain height, land cover)

Services

Market Sector

Composition

EO Services

Insurance & Finance

Primary insurance companies,
Re-insurance sector,
Insurance brokers,
Insurance service suppliers,
Commercial banks,
major projects,
International financial institution.

Assess crop damage due to storms
Monitor building development
Assess damage from earthquakes
Forecast and map large waves
Detect and monitor wildfires
Map and assess flooding
Detect land movement, subsidence, heave
Forecast and assess landslides

Real-estate management

Real-estate brokers,
Estate agents,
Estate management offices.

Assess environmental impact of farming
Monitor building development
Assess environmental impact of human activities
Assess land value, ownership, type use etc.
Detect land movement; subsidence, heave
Monitor land pollution

Retail and Geo-marketing

Navigation and LBS,
Retail centres,
Advertising and Marketing
agencies,
Shopping chains,
logistics.

Assess land value, ownership, type, use
Monitor high risk areas
Map urban areas

News and Media

Television companies,
Broadcasting providers,
News and Information agencies,
Web service providers,
Entertainment software providers

Assess damage from earthquakes
Forecast and map large waves
Detect and monitor wildfires
Detect sensitive risk areas
Forecast and assess landslides
Monitor high risk areas
Assess and monitor volcanic activity

Travel, Tourism and Leisure

Tour operators,
Leisure service providers,
hotels,
parks etc,
Offices of tourism,
Travel agencies,
Ski and coastal resorts,
Surfers & sailors.

Monitor pollution in rivers and lakes
Assess changes in land use and quality
Map and assess flooding
Forecast and monitor ocean winds and waves

Public Authorities

Market Sector

Composition

EO Services

Local and regional planners

Town / city authorities,
Regional governments,
Architects and
Planners.

Monitor air quality
Monitor pollution in rivers and lakes
Monitor building development
Assess land value, ownership, type, use
Assess changes in land use and quality
Detect land movement; subsidence, heave
Measure land-use statistics
Monitor high risk areas
Assess pressures on populations and migration
Assess changes to urban and rural areas
Map urban areas
Monitor urban development

Emergency Services

Coast guards,
Ambulance services,
Fire services,
Police services,
Civil protection organisations,
Rescue Services.

Detect and monitor arid areas
Detect and monitor wildfires
Map and assess flooding
Forecast and assess landslides
Assess and monitor volcanic activity
Forecast and map large waves
Assess damage from earthquakes
Monitor snow cover
Detect and monitor hurricanes and typhoons

Education, training and research

Schools and Education Authorities,
Universities,
Research Organisations,
Professional Training Organisations.

Assess changes in the carbon balance
Assess climate change risk
Map geological features
Monitor high risk areas
Assess changes to urban and rural areas

Security, Defence and military

Border control organisations,
Police and rescue forces,
Military services,
Intelligence Services.

Monitor land border incursions
Detect sensitive risk areas
Monitor high risk areas
Assess pressures on populations and migrations
Detect ships in critical areas.

International Bodies

Market Sector

Composition

EO Services

Environmental, Pollution & Climate

European Commission,
United Nations,
International meteorological bodies,
European and International Agencies,
National environment authorities,
Environment consultants,
NGO´s.

Assess environmental impact of farming
Monitor air quality
Assess changes in the carbon balance
Assess climate change risk
Assess crop acreage and yield harvest
Forecast crop yields
Assess environmental impact of human activities
Detect changes in glaciers
Monitor water use on crops and horticulture
Assess land value, ownership, type use etc
Assess changes in land use and quality
Measure land-use statistics
Detect and monitor oil slicks
Monitor land pollution
Assess dredging operations impacts
Detect and monitor ice-risk at sea
Forecast and monitor ocean movement and drift

Humanitarian Operations and Health

Humanitarian aid organisations,
Health organisations,
Humanitarian support organisations.

Detect and monitor arid areas
Detect sensitive risk areas
Map disaster areas (Situation Awareness)
Monitor water use on crops and horticulture
Monitor humanitarian movement and camps
Assess pressures on populations and migration
Monitor air quality
Forecasting epidemics and diseases
Forecasting sunlight exposure

 

 

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