It will be held in London next 19th November 2014 the "OGP’s EO Subcommittee Workshop" including "EARSC certification workshop".
The workshop looks at the status of standards for geospatial information products supporting the Oil and Gas industry and how this applies particularly to the use of EO geospatial services throughout the sector.
The workshop will be divided in 3 sessions.
What have been already achieved.
One of the prime mechanisms for the maturation of an industry is the identification and generation of industry norms and standards, increasing both the confidence that customers have in the products and services of the industry and the ability of companies to meet customer needs for the future.
To this end the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC), in conjunction with ESA, set up an Industry Best Practice Working Group (IBPWG) to work on the subject of standards and certification for the industry. This resulted in April 2013 in a certification workshop held at ESA premises in Frascati, Italy where is was agreed to publish an industry certification guideline, a Document Requirements Specification (DRD) for EO Product Specifications, run a pilot study to assess the management system requirements identified by the IBPWG and report on the pilot study to the stakeholders invited to the conference.
The pilot activities concluded in October 2014 with the assessment of two volunteer companies against the management requirements by an accredited third party certification body.
The objective of this workshop is to report on the above actions, and identify the way ahead for the industry with respect to certification.
Planetek Italia was the first company that has successfully verified the conformance of its system to the EARSC Guidelines for EO service. In London Sergio Samarelli, Chief Technology Officer of Planetek Italia, will report about the company experience on certification.
Read more about this certification activity in our blog article