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European Forum for Earth Observation

FIRE is shaping the research and innovation strategy for Earth Observation in Europe through open dialogue with industry experts from focus sectors

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Attentive to the needs of the industry

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Sharing EO success stories

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Guiding the future of European EO

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Are you interested in becoming the first ever Earth Observation Evangelist? FIRE is looking for charismatic professionals from various sectors

FIRE, the industry-led Forum for Innovation and Research in European Earth Observation, is inviting luminaries from six key sectors – agriculture, energy, raw materials, infrastructure, marine, and urban, with an affinity for technology to express their interest in becoming the first ever Earth Observation (EO) “evangelists”. As influencers in their respective sectors, the EO Evangelists […]

How can different sectors make use of Earth Observation? The EU-funded project FIRE has gathered user needs through focus group discussions across six key sectors

FIRE, the industry-led Forum for Innovation and Research in European Earth Observation, has completed a key milestone this week by concluding its first round of focus group discussions on user needs from six key sectors – agriculture, energy, raw materials, infrastructure, marine, and urban spaces. The identified challenges and needs will help in shaping Europe’s […]

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SMURBS and FIRE joining forces – Urban Sector Lead appointed

Through SMURBS – an H2020-funded project with a focus on urban resilience, aiming to empower different stakeholders with EO-enabled solutions for decision-making – a large community from cities across Europe has already been involved in identifying user needs and designing EO solutions towards addressing these needs. FIRE will benefit from the project’s findings as well […]

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Wind and FIRE – WindEurope joins as Energy Sector Lead

Earth Observation needs in the energy sector are very different depending on the energy source. FIRE will focus on renewable energy, including wind power. WindEurope, an association promoting the use of wind power in Europe, with its over 600 members of actors across the value chain has just joined as a strong partner in FIRE’s […]

FIRE Forum adapts to current COVID-19 challenges

At times when all sectors are being hit by the economic and logistic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FIRE team has decided to re-design all further interactions scheduled for this year and move them to an online format. We are still working on establishing and developing partnerships with the sector leads of our users’ […]

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VIA becomes FIRE Infrastructure Sector Lead

The Norwegian cluster Vital Infrastructure Arena (VIA) committed itself to FIRE as the Sector Lead for Infrastructure! As a leading cluster for secure, smart, and sustainable transport infrastructure – including roads, tunnels, bridges, tracks – with more than 100 members, VIA has an outreach to stakeholders across the whole value chain covering all challenges this […]