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Space Market Uptake in Europe

The objective of the study was to shed light on the potential applicability of data acquired from the EU satellite system in both the public and private sector, but especially on the reasons why such potential still remains largely underutilized. The ultimate objective was to provide the European Parliament with final propositions on how to foster the market uptake of applications and services based on the Galileo and Copernicus systems, with a view to improve the current state of affairs in Europe.

As part of the methodology developed for this study, CSIL experts were involved in interviews with policy makers, space agencies, the space industry and different categories of users of space data (public authorities, academic practitioners, SMEs and non-governmental organisations). The study also relied on a Delphi-like survey involving sample of space data users, selected across the EU and from different work environment (such as the academia, non-governmental organisations and the business world) in order to derive a convergence of opinions about the main bottlenecks in the use of the EU space data and especially on the policy actions deemed more urgent and virtually effective to remove those barriers.

Client: European Parliament, Directorate-General Internal Policies of the Union, Directorate A – Economic and Scientific Policy, 2015.

Final report available here.

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