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First EAASI Partner Summit in Brussels

The first EAASI Partner Summit in Brussels will be dedicated to the European aerial surveying industry exclusively.


The official launch of EAASI at Intergeo in Stuttgart, September 2019. EAASI Partner Summit.
Simon Musäus, Senior VP of COWI and President of EAASI, at the official launch of EAASI at Intergeo in Stuttgart, September 2019.

The objectives of the European Association of Aerial Surveying Industries (EAASI) are to make users and potential users of geo-information aware of the benefits of aerial surveying. Furthermore, EAASI aims to achieve a high awareness of the strategic role that aerial survey data play in the framework of digitalisation, information systems and virtual reality.

Read more: New association for promotion of aerial surveying in Europe

Active get-together

Existing technology trends continue with sensor packages becoming exponentially more efficient by twinning or combining elements into hybrid packages. New geospatial content programs are making their way into Europe, and artificial intelligence is becoming part of main stream technology. The Hilton Brussels Grand Place will be the stage for the steadily growing EAASI and its ideas on these trends. The EAASI Partner Summit will take place from 3 till 5 December, 2019. Brussels, the ‘Capital of Europe’, which is also the place where EAASI was incorporated earlier this year, should give the leaders in the industry, the perfect backdrop for a high-level meeting in the form of an active get-together.

Topics of the industry

The EAASI Partner Summit will comprise of workshops and speakers’ presentations. Together, speakers and visitors will discuss important topics of the industry – air traffic control, pan-European project opportunities, education and certification. Attendees will get an understanding of the new association. They’ll also get a chance to contribute in the working groups and the plenary sessions. There will be opportunities to meet the other members and observers of the association with plenty of quality time for networking. EAASI expects to host guests and speakers from all over Europe, the United States of America and Australia.

Read More: European aerial survey industry association launches at Intergeo 2019

Summit Programme

Brian Raber, past-President of MAPPS will be one of the keynote speakers. He will talk about his experience with EAASI’s US sister organisation. As a second keynote, there’s Mick Cory representing EuroGeographics. EuroGeographics is the umbrella organization of European geographical information agencies – and as such a direct counterpart to EAASI. Also, Hugo de Groof, DG Environment of the European Commission will take the stage. Bart de Lathouwer, President of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) will discuss ‘OGC in communities of practice’.  Alexander Wiechert, CEO of Vexcel, will give an overview on Vexcel’s data program. Along the same lines, John Welter, President GSD of Hexagon Geosystems, will enlighten his audience on the Hexagon content programme. Work Group Presentations deal with European Projects, air traffic control (ATC) and standards. Noted sponsors of this event are Hexagon/ Leica Geosystems, Riegl and Vexcel Imaging, among others.