Special thanks are due to all our partners and supporters of the European Space Solutions conference 2016 for their valuable contribution. Simply click on the logo for additional information about the partners. For more details please follow the link to their website.

under the auspices of

The Dutch Presidency of the Council of the EU
The Netherlands will hold the Presidency of the Council of the EU from 1 January to 30 June 2016, as part of a rotating system amongst the EU member states. The key principles of the Dutch Presidency will be: a Union focused on essentials, innovative growth and jobs, and connecting with citizens.

hosted by

The Government of the Netherlands
The government of the Netherlands includes the King and the Ministers. The Cabinet of the Netherlands includes the Ministers and the State Secretaries.
The Netherlands Space Office
The Netherlands Space Office (NSO) is the governmental Space Agency of the Netherlands. Its primary task is to execute the national space policy. NSO is the main point of contact for national and international space affairs.
NL Space - Global Challenges, Netherlands Space Solutions
The Netherlands offers the world unique space technologies and applications. Researchers, entrepreneurs and government work closely together to apply the technology and data acquired in space, here on Earth. Helping to make society safer, our food supply more efficient, improve our environment and provide us with a more sustainable energy supply - in both developed and developing countries.

organised by

The European Commission
As the EU's executive body, the European Commission represents the interests of the European Union as a whole. The main aim of the EU's space policy is to use space-related technology to tackle some of the most pressing challenges today, such as fighting climate change, helping to stimulate technological innovation, and providing socio-economic benefits to citizens.
The European GNSS Agency - Linking space to user needs
The GSA supports the EU in achieving the highest return on European GNSS investment by: Designing and enabling services that respond to user needs, while improving services and infrastructure; Managing the provision of quality services in the most cost-efficient manner; Engaging stakeholders to develop innovative applications, value-added services and user technology; Ensuring that European GNSS services are secure, safe and accessible.

supported by

Copernicus, previously known as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), is the European Programme for the establishment of a European capacity for monitoring the Earth. It consists of a complex set of systems which collect data from multiple sources and it provides users with reliable and up-to-date information through a set of services related to environmental and security issues.
The Galileo programme is Europe's initiative for a state-of-the-art global satellite navigation system, providing a highly accurate global positioning service under civilian control. The fully deployed system will consist of 30 satellites and the associated ground infrastructure. Galileo will provide Europe with independence in satellite navigation but will also be inter-operable with other global satellite navigation systems.
The already operational European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) is Europe's first venture into satellite navigation and paves the way for Galileo. As a satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS), EGNOS improves the accuracy of basic satellite navigation signals in Europe such as those from the USA's Global Positioning System (GPS).
Copernicus Masters
The Earth Monitoring Competition is awarding prizes to innovative solutions for business and society based on Earth observation data. Since 2011 more than 700 participants submitted their innovative solution to the Copernicus Masters, with many of them now being implemented and successfully launched into the market. Within the last five years 40 winners have been awarded within the competition.
European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC)
The ESNC is an international innovation contest that annually awards the best ideas for applications in satellite navigation. Launched in 2004 with three partner regions, the competition has since grown into a leading global network of innovation and expertise of currently 24 global partner regions. Within the past twelve years more than 10,000 developers took part in the ESNC with many of these business cases already being successfully brought to market.

in partnership with

EUMETSAT is Europe's operational Meteorological Satellite Agency, delivering accurate and reliable satellite data on weather, climate and the environment 24/7 to the organisation's international partners and users. Therefore EUMETSAT operates five geostationary Meteosat spacecraft for severe weather warnings, and two Metop polar orbiting satellites for forecasting high impact weather up to 10 days in advance.
ESA Space Solutions®
The 'Space Solutions' trademark has been created by ESA to give special recognition to products and services that make use of space technology and space-provided services. Many of the advanced technologies continuously being developed as part of Europe's space programmes have already proven their worth in products we all use in our everyday life and led to intelligent and innovative solutions in a variety of areas here on Earth.
Mercator Ocean
Entrusted by the EU to implement and operate the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service, the French ocean analysis and forecasting centre is providing an operational service and scientific expertise worldwide. Using state-of-the-art scientific numerical-modelling systems relying on Satellites and InSitu observations, it describes, analyses and forecasts the physical and biogeochemical state of the ocean in 3D - continuously and in real time, at both regional and global levels.

media partners

GeoConnexion International and GeoConnexion UK bring you the latest news and stories plus reports from geotechnology industries in UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Asia. Coverage of topics such as 3D Visualisation, Remote Sensing, LiDAR, Cloud, Mobile Mapping, Navigation with emphases on healthcare, public safety, retail, the environment, utilities, surveying, LBS, transport/logistics, telecommunications and more. To view the magazines:, Tel: +44 1223 279151; Email:
Geospatial Survey and Mapping
Geospatial Survey and Mapping (, a resource portal and reference website for significant updates on daily basis in Surveying, Mapping, GIS, remote sensing and other converging technologies in India, while also covering updates from South & South East Asia and Middle East.
We conduct webinars, workshops and conferences in survey & Mapping domain. Our weekly e-zine on every Wednesday covers significant developments besides interviews, case studies for an insight and sharing and developing best practices. We also organize conference and exhibition under the banner Survey India which has emerged as a sought after annual forum for the geospatial community.

Earth Imaging Journal
Earth Imaging Journal is a bimonthly print magazine covering a range of earth observation and geospatial technologies and applications. Content is crafted to satisfy novice through professional. Content is written by industry professionals, researchers and magazine staff to illuminate the broad band of applications, products and processes that are shaping the international Earth imaging market. See more at
Sensors & Systems
Sensors & Systems covers the integrated technologies of GIS, remote sensing, modeling, spatial analysis, surveying and sensor technologies for the understanding of change. We focus on some of the key challenges that these tools help us address, including energy, water, food, biodiversity, environment and security.
GIM International
GIM International is the independent and high-quality information source for the geomatics industry, GIM International focuses on worldwide issues bringing to its readership the latest insights and developments in both technology and management. GIM International is published monthly and is available in 2 formats. The free online edition and the printed edition. GIM International is aimed at commercial, academic and government professionals who are key decision-makers in the international geomatics arena. Its readers are involved in land surveying, GIS, photogrammetry, remote sensing, LBS, Lidar, cartography, GPS/ GNSS, cadastres, 3D city modelling, geodatabases and other geomatics-related activities.