CSA-CA – Coordination (or networking) actions
    24 months (02/01/2011 – 31/01/2013)
    1 120 237,23€
    126 534,20€


Downstream Observatory organized by Regions active in Space – Fostering downstream activities and links with regions

Aim of the project

The project name DORIS_Net (Downstream Observatory organised by Regions active In Space – Network) signals a fully user led approach for the establishment of a network linking European regional and local authorities, service providers and other GMES stakeholders on regional, national and European level. European Regions represent a large reservoir of new GMES users where GMES services add value to their existing services. All regions in the DORIS_Net project are members of NEREUS (Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies) and DORIS_Net is specified, designed and implemented by the Regions themselves.

The Downstream Observatory facilitates links between both regional and European level GMES stakeholders. The regional users and service providers are supported by dedicated interfaces as well as a network of Regional GMES Contact Offices (RCOs) which create the European GMES Downstream Service Platform – the heart of DORIS_Net. This Platform allows more effective coordination of individual activities both within and between the regions of Europe and European GMES governance which is vital for growth in the downstream service sector. The Platform is tested and verified by a nucleus of European pilot regions already involved in GMES services.

Impact on the Azores Region

The SRCTE/FRCT participates in this project as an integral member of the consortium, with the important role of promoting the implementation of the Regional Contact Office of Azores, GaTE, Office of Space Technologies, established in 2009 that continues the mission enshrined in DLR 4-2011 / A, in the themes of innovation and technology, where the space domain is included. This contact point became the link in the area of space technologies, with the Research Centres, Companies, Schools, University and the public through workshops, seminars and information on the site.