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History

1966, as European Space Research Institute -- Institute européen de recherches spatiales, in the framework of European Space Research Organization (ESRO) -- Organisation européenne de recherches spatiales whose Convention entered into force on 20 Mar 1964 and was terminated by the Convention of European Space Agency (ESA), to carry out research activities on interplanetary plasma physics. First permanent building for experiments completed and occupied in Feb 1969. In 1973, became ESA centre for management of scientific and technical information databases, providing access to 200 research and technology databases worldwide. Following internal reorganization, 1992, now focuses on data handling in the field of earth observation, previously the work of Earthnet Programme Office (EPO), set up in 1978, within the framework of ESRIN. Since 1997, also responsible for ESA's non-operational data handling activities as well as for the maintenance of the ESA Web site. Since 1999, headquarters of the 'Vega Small Launcher Programme Department'.

Aims

Provide the ground segment required for acquisition, preprocessing, archiving and distribution of satellite remote sensing data; develop Earth observation data user applications and novel algorithms; develop informatics applications and operate the resulting services and infrastructures for all ESA's establishments; implement the Vega Small Launcher Programme.

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Activities

/Earth Observation Programmes/ - 'Science and Applications Department' responsible for: ensuring the interface with scientific public services and commercial user communities and for ensuring scientific support and providing applications expertise to other EO departments in the development and exploitation phase of all missions and programmes; Global Monitoring for Environment and Security Initial Services (GMES). 'Ground Segment Department' responsible for acquisition, processing, archiving and distribution of data from ESA's Earth Observation Missions ERS-1, ERS-2, PROBA, Envisat and of data from other satellites such as Landsat, NOAA, MOS and JERS operated by non-ESA administrations (third party missions). Acts as user interface and payload data exploitation centre and operates worldwide catalogue, help and order desk, browse and product central services. /Launchers/ - 'VEGA Small Launcher Programme' - management office set up 1999.

/Operations and Infrastructure/ - 'Information Systems Department' - responsible for infrastructure management and support.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 8 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Information Services

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Members

Members in 18 countries
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Subjects *

  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Aerospace, Space
    • Satellites
  • Research, Standards
    • Research

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

UIA Org ID

E6746

Last News Received

2010
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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