Romanian Cluster for Earth Observation

Romanian Cluster for Earth Observation

Project Implementation Period: 
November 2016 - October 2019
Specific Funding Programme: 

Program For Research, Development and Innovation for Space Technology and Advance Research –STAR, Developed by Romanian Ministry of Education and Research - National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation through the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)


Total 772 865 euro

About the Project: 

RO-CEO project is meant to increase the capacity of Romanian organizations to contribute to ESA’s Earth Observation programmes and projects, by setting-up the Romanian Cluster for Earth Observation, a formal association of organizations, with its own statute and agenda. RO-CEO project unites key players at national level, addressing several important aspects of the Earth Observation activities, to support geophysical algorithm development, calibration/validation and the simulation of future space-borne earth observation missions. The main roles of the cluster are to promote (to ESA and other space-relevant organizations) the specific interests and relevant capacities at national level, and attract more investments and contracts for the Romanian institutions, to improve the provision of services to end-users by joining complementary skills and expertise, to ensure the sustainability of the EO sector in Romania by enabling EO market development.


Project partners

  • National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics, Romania – Coordinator
  • National Institute for Research and Development in Earth Physics, Romania
  • National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa”, Romania
  • National Institute for Research and Development in Forestry “Marin Drăcea”, Romania
  • ISS Romania
  • University Politehnica of Bucharest - Research Center for Spatial Information
  • Terrasigna Company
  • TEAMNET Group