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EU Space Week (7-9 November)

Discover some of the key moments from the EU Space Week

This week, the EU Space Week will take place from 7-9 November in Seville, Spain. This week promises a vibrant convergence of leaders and innovators in the space industry. The event is jointly organised by the European Commission and the EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) in collaboration with the Spanish Presidency of the EU Council. The European Union’s Space Programme, adopted in 2021, sets an ambitious agenda for a more dynamic, innovative and resilient EU Space ecosystem.  

At the EU Space Week, participants can connect with each other (both online and in person), join sessions covering the entire EU Space Programme, hear from more than a hundred speakers and participate in demos showing the latest applications powered by EU Space. The event will foster discussions on cutting-edge technologies, satellite applications, and future space missions, underscoring the vital role of the space sector in bolstering Europe's technological prowess and global competitiveness. 

The European Union's Space Programme is intrinsically linked to the principles and objectives of open data, fostering an environment of transparency, collaboration, and innovation within the space sector. By integrating open data initiatives into its space program, the European Union aims to promote accessibility to valuable space-related information, satellite data, and research findings. This not only facilitates the development of innovative applications and solutions, but also encourages the exploration of new frontiers in space exploration and research. 

A few months ago, the Open Maps for Europe metadata catalogue was added to the portal, providing open maps of more than 40 European countries. This online service enables users to discover, visualise, license and download datasets created using official maps, geospatial and land information from official national sources. With all the geospatial and land information available at the national scale, Open Maps for Europe provides easy access to pan-European data. Additionally, this year The European Union’s Earth Observation (EO) Programme (Copernicus) was launched to monitor our planet and its environment from space. Here, environment-related climate risks not only have a major impact on people’s lives, but also on industries. 

Want to more about the EU Space week 2023? Read more here. Interested in all the geospatial and land information available from Open Maps for Europe? Find their datasets on! 

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