CERSP First meeting

After a Call for Expression of Interest published by CoRdiNet, eleven CERSP members met on Thu., 11 July to discuss a draft of the CERSP workplan.

Objective of the CERSP is to gather regional expertise in supporting Earth Observation-based business and services from all over Europe: It is the regions who have the direct links to the companies as well as to the local regional agencies, thus to both sides, the providers and users of EO services. Regions are different from each other: Be it mountainous areas or maritime coastal regions, vast forest lands or semi-arid landscapes, the ways of living of the local people are different, so are their requirements for business, safety, environmental protection, infrastructure maintenance or other administrative procedures, which might be satisfied by EO services. Also, the local political landscape and its public support programmes might be an important leverage for a European programme like Copernicus.

Thus, an exchange between the regional players, i.e. Copernicus Relays and clusters supporting space-related businesses in Europe and the European programme side of Copernicus should prove useful.

In order to discuss and stimulate better EO data usage, the CERSP will make suggestions for a road map and policy recommendations in order to better support EO, i.e. Copernicus-based services in Europe as seen from a regional perspective.

By invitation of Stefania De Zorzi, IEST, the next meeting of the panel will be at the IEST in Venice on 5 Nov. 2019 to discuss first inputs to the road map.


Here you find a list of the eighteen CERSP members and their affiliation in alphabetical order:

CERSP Full members

Roya Ayazi, NEREUS-Association, Brussels, BE

Lucio Bernardini, TeRN, Basilicata, IT

Marie Jagaille, Bretel, Brittany, FR

Stefan Lang, Univ. Salzburg, Salzburg, AT

Francisco Macedo, Government of the Azores, Azores, PT

Phil Monbet, Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique, Brittany, FR

Cristopher Oligschläger, EARSC, Brussels, BE

Stéphane Ourevitch, SpaceTec Partners, Brussels, BE

John Remedios, Univ. of Leicester, Leicester, UK

Benoit Rivollet, In Extenso Innovation Croissance, Auvergne Rhone-Alpes, FR

Julia Röhrig, DLR Space Management, Bonn, DE

Antonio Tabasco, GMV, Madrid, ES

Juergen Vogel, bavAIRia, Oberpfaffenhofen, DE

Henning Wehde, Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, NO

Stefania De Zorzi, IEST, Venice, IT


CERPS Observer members:

Tomas Dimitrov, MCI, DG GROW, Brussels, BE

Simon Jutz, esa, Frascati, IT

Julien Turpin, DG GROW, EC., Brussels, BE