Policies driving innovation

Unlocking the full potential
of Earth Observation in Europe

We are happy to invite you to EXPANDEO 2023, the Annual Conference of EARSC, the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies. EXPANDEO is the event where the European Earth Observation companies alongside other stakeholders get the opportunity to learn through interactive sessions about current policies where the sector could make a contribution & various market opportunities while growing your business networking.

13th–14th June 2023 in Brussels!

Museum of Natural Sciences – Vautierstreet 29, 1000 Bruxelles

Integrating technological innovations into policies and legislation can be a difficult task although it is necessary to make sure that these agendas are future-proof and deliver the expected results. It is also of paramount importance to stimulate technological advancement.

Considering that EU policy and legislation should be developed, implemented and assessed in view of encouraging innovations, the Better Regulation framework is critical as it aims at ensuring that policymaking is evidence-driven and fit for the future. Ambitious Plans such as the Green Deal, the Digital Strategy -at the EU level- and the UN 2030 Agenda -globally- can leverage current capabilities as well as drive innovation as they will require an abundance of data and services to achieve their long-term objectives.

However, despite the large amount of data made available and accessible through digital infrastructures, the full potential of existing information has not yet been reached and their integration into added-value services for governments, businesses, and citizens could be improved. The lack of skills hinders this uptake by private and public sectors and there is still an increasing need for awareness of their potential usefulness for the development, implementation, and assessment of many EU policies.

All these initiatives and many more like the Urban Agenda for the EU, Common European Data Spaces, Partnerships, etc., will be discussed in the two days of EXPANDEO!

Why you cannot miss it?

10 Sessions
50 high-level speakers
To support future-proof policies and legislation

This a great opportunity to learn from policy experts about current key EU Policy domains and how EO can be a crucial enabling tool, better understand the needs of different sectors, explore the evolution of the underlying infrastructure, the optimal uptake of EO and modern ways to raise awareness on key topics with the help of EO, exchange with your colleagues, connect with old friends, find new partners and build strong relationships.

Network & InterACT
Establish and grow business relationships by interacting with potential partners and stakeholders.
Get recognition
Increase brand awareness and receive recognition of the EO industry by taking part in EARSC Awards 2023.
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Get inspired & learn
Get fresh ideas and solutions for your business and learn about the current trends from powerful sector leads.


Different topics will be represented at EXPANDEO 2023

Better regulation

We will discuss how EU policies can improve the use of EO in various sectors

Data spaces

We will see together how the data spaces built on EO data can increase efficiency in decision-making on earth.

Green deal

EO can help to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, maintaining the EU on the path to a Green Transition


As a membership association of more than 130 companies, we will discuss the role of partnership in developing the EO industry

skills development

Being 2023 the year of skills, we will discuss what skills are needed to build a resilient and reliable EO sector

sustainable development agenda

We will discuss how exactly the EO data can facilitate the achievement of UN SDGs.