Following the great success of the EARSC EO Company of the year award, in 2016 it has been decided, to launch a new award for the EO Product of the year. This attracted strong competition with the final award winner being “Rocket in your Pocket” by Jeobrowser. The award is open again for 2017 and you are invited to submit your entry which this year will focus on products supporting the SDGs.
In 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These include a broad range of sustainable development issues; ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, making cities more sustainable, combating climate change, and protecting oceans and forests.
The SDGs are being launched with an emphasis on collecting data that will be extensive and specific enough to serve these needs. They are designed to balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental. European EO industry can help achieve the SDGs by providing critical information on natural resources, government operations, public services, and population demographics.
EARSC EO product award for 2017 will recognise a product which will support the implementation of the SDGs at national, regional and/or local levels, and the monitoring and reporting against the global indicator framework.
The competition will run over a 3 month period (March 2017- May 2017) during which time candidate companies may adapt an existing product, develop a new product or simply promote one they have already in their catalogue. Companies will be asked to provide a short summary of the results (report should not exceed 2 pages) which will be used as statement for the jury.
This year’s award will be announced during the EARSC annual cocktail where the winner of the EARSC “European Earth Observation company of the year” is also revealed.
Criteria: eligibility requirements & metrics
SOURCE: EARSC website