20 June 2019 - 10:30 to 15:30

Brussels, Belgium

OCRE Workshop: Shaping the Earth Observation Services Market for Research

Fostering a real “market pull” case for EO services

The International Auditorium
Boulevard du Roi Albert II, No. 5 / 2 
B-1210 Brussels

Description and Scope

This workshop aims to bring the EO service providers closer to the research community, capture their needs and develop fit for purpose EO services.

The event will be the 4th OCRE Requirements Gathering Workshop. Researchers and Earth Observation Service Providers will be asked to provide inputs to help us shape OCRE's tender.

The OCRE project aims to provide the first end-to-end instance of organised, large-scale market pull for EO services in Europe. These services will be provided for free to EU researchers through the European Open Science Cloud. To ensure that the services meet the actual needs of the research community we invite both the demand and the supply side, to share their views and engage in a productive dialogue. Our aim is to capture the needs of EU researchers and inform the EO service providers so that they make available services that effectively address them. We will also explain how the OCRE process will work, how the different stakeholders should be involved and how to make the most of the foreseen benefits.

Who should attend?

Researchers: Join the workshop to help us shape the EO services for your research. To educate the suppliers on what your needs are.
EO service providers: Join us to get a first-hand account of researchers’ needs and share your views on readily available services that can effectively meet them.

You can register to the event through EARSC's website:




Welcome coffee & Registration



Welcome from EARSC

Natassa Antoniou, Project Officer: Market Development, EARSC


Session 1: What OCRE is offering?

Andres Steijaert,  OCRE Project Director


Session 2: What are the users’ needs? (first results)

Antonio Romeo,  Exploitation Platform Engineer, RHEA Group

Nektarios Chrysoulakis, Director of Research, FORTH

12:00- 12:30

Q&A session: Consultation with the industry/answers to all practical questions

Moderator: Lefteris Mamais, Co-Founder & Director , Evenflow


Networking Lunch




Session 3: Presentations from DIAS and eoMALL

Mario d’Alessio - ONDA                

Alain Arnaud - WekEO

Jurry de la Mar  -  Mundi

Patryk Jaskula - sobloo

Maciej Krzyzanowski  - CREODIAS

Emmanuel Pajot - eoMALL


Q&A session: Consultation with the industry/answers to all practical questions

Moderator: Lefteris Mamais, Co-Founder & Director , Evenflow


If you have any questions feel free to e-mail info[at]earsc.org


Slides from the event

Session 1: What OCRE is offering?



Session 2: What are the users’ needs




Session 3: Presentations from DIAS and eoMALL