From space to earth & back: how standards support space applications for Europe 








When: Monday 24 June 2019

Where: Brussels, Hotel NH Brussels Bloom, rue Royale 250, 1210 Brussels [map]

Presentations are made available via the programme (pdf)


About 80 participants contributed to the one-day interactive workshop that focused on how standardization can support the European space industry and reinforce Europe's autonomous access to space. Space technology, data and services have become indispensable in the daily lives of Europeans and play an essential role in preserving many strategic interests.

During the workshop, representatives from space industry, technology providers, policy makers, society and the standardization community discussed various aspects of downstream space technology, including:

            • The Space Strategy for Europe
            • Applications from the global navigation satellite system Galileo and EGNOS for road, rail, air and maritime transport
            • Socio-economic benefits from Earth observation, its application for safety and security of society and its meteorological purpose
            • Space surveillance and tracking 

The workshop identified areas and ways in which standards can help Europe to remain a global leader in space applications and increase the use of space data for the wellbeing of citizens.

Who attended?

Representatives of

  • Space Industry
  • Satellite navigation
  • Earth observation
  • Technology providers
  • Policy makers
  • Municipalities
  • NGOs
  • Consumers representatives
  • Research institutes
  • The standardization community



For more information or if you would like to get involved contact:
Deborah Wautier
Project Manager – EU/EFTA - Policy & Stakeholders Engagement
(+32 2 550 09 29)