Inventory of relevant LRAs and companies in regions
Here we present an inventory of identified LRAs and businesses relevant for targeting at Copernicus user uptake activities.
An inventory of relevant LRAs and businesses for targeted Copernicus user uptake engagements has been compiled based on regions of the CoRdiNet partners. The inventory consists of three main categories:
- Earth Observation data/services users (mostly Local Regional Authorities (LRAs) – offices already using EO/Copernicus data/services)
- Earth Observation data/services potential users (mostly LRAs or SMEs not engaged yet but who might potentially benefit from EO/Copernicus solutions)
- Providers of services/applications/solutions based on EO/Copernicus data
The Report provides definition and structure of the inventory. Moreover, a regional inventory analysis is performed and presented, as well as an overall analysis or regional inventories, to better knowing and understanding the regional dimension in terms of demands, challenges and needs that can be addressed and supported by the Copernicus data and program.
The overall analysis confirms the important role of the public demand in the development and growing of the Copernicus market. Among the market segments proposed in the taxonomy, the addressed stakeholders revealed main interests toward the thematic areas proper of Public authorities tasks and commitments, like Emergency management (with early warning and natural hazards management as prevailing domains), Regional and local planning (where natural resources, urban and protected areas management show the main interests). The second market segment of interest is the “Managed living resources” one, where the main topics of interest are: Agriculture (e.g. crop classification and monitoring) and Forestry (Forest and green areas monitoring).
A conclusion from the analysis of the stakeholder inventory is that the Copernicus market has great potential, but is not yet fully explored despite increasing interest towards Copernicus applications and services.
The report can be downloaded here