Belgium: The European Space Agency (ESA) has chosen the European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information (EUROGI) to explore the acceptance and potential of COPERNICUS, the European Earth Observation Programme, within the European GI community.
EUROGI federates Geographic Information (GI) communities in over 20 European countries. The activity aims at bridging the gap between the supply of products and services on the one hand and private service industry and individual consumers of location-based services on the other. EUROGI will conduct surveys in each member country to find out the acceptance of COPERNICUS. Each country’s survey activity will last about a semester. The activity will be completed by an open workshop with participation from all over Europe.