In partnership with EBRC, AdwäisEO collects tremendous quantities of satellite data in Luxembourg in the framework of the programmes led by the European Space Agency. Hosted in Luxembourg, this Earth observation data forms data sets made available to research centres and also to economic stakeholders wishing to develop digital models taking into account all of trends influencing our environment.
As a leader in the space sector, Luxembourg is the second country – after the US – to have established a legislative framework authorising the exploration and use of resources from space (Moon and asteroids). “With the legal framework that the Parliament is adopting today, the Grand Duchy will be taking a major additional step towards positioning itself as a European centre for the commercial exploration and use of space resources”, said Luxembourg’s Minister of the Economy, Etienne Schneider, at the time of the adoption of the bill (source: Sciences et Avenir with AFP, 13/07/2017).
At the heart of the grand-ducal strategy, EBRC and AdwäisEO have been working together to develop this pioneering status in the satellite data sector. The exploitation of the satellite data, as well as ensuring that it is secure and benefits from a high level of availability, are fundamental bases for the establishment of this spatial ecosystem aimed at promoting the digital economy.
Thanks to its expertise and from its Data Centre located in Betzdorf, EBRC ensures the information storing, protection and availability. The data centre has been granted the highest level of Tier IV certification from the Uptime Institute.