Why e-shape matters?

  • Fosters the development of valuable Earth Observation services with and for the users;
  • Supports the coordinated exploitation of Earth Observation data and services across the whole ecosystem of actors in Europe and beyond;
  • Coordinates the European contribution to GEOSS, making the most of European investments in Copernicus and multiple major R&D projects;
  • Generates key tools that will help the sustainability of Earth Observation activities now and in the future, through open and inclusive processes;
  • Streamlines the access to key resources (knowledge, technology, markets and capital) allowing researchers, developers and industrial actors to deliver services that bring concrete benefits to a number of key societal sectors;
  • Breaks through barriers, helping to scale up services and reaching a critical mass of users across borders and sectors.