Manifesto

1 Mission 


The mission of the association is to increase the influence of the European Aerial Surveying Industry on political and administrative decisions that affect it, to promote the use of aerial surveying data by educating decision makers, to ensure a predictable quality level of the services by certification, and to serve as a platform for communication and cooperation among the members to enact positive change.

 


2 Vision 


To make European aerial surveying business sustainable. 

 


3 Values

Our values are:

›    We are professional
›    We are independent
›    We are constructive
›    We create positive value for all members
›    We act with integrity and high ethical standards
›    We are respectful

4 Goals

 

  • Attain a high level of influence, visibility, reputation of the industry through lobbying and marketing. Achieve a high awareness in society of the strategic role that aerial survey data plays in the framework of the Digitalization, information systems and virtual reality. European Aerial Companies are key actor of these processes stated by Government, and largest companies.

  • Define, maintain and promote quality, safety, ethical and business requirements for our industry and provide European wide acknowledged certifications. The standards should be implemented by all actors (providers and customers).

  • Obtain major funding to develop regional and national programmes using airborne data instead of or along with Remote Sensing by lobbying of EU and National sources.  

  • Serve as influential counterpart to towards civil aviation authorities. Deal with and influence Aviation regulations (EASA) and safety standards. Inform and influence aerial management and civil aviation lobby regarding our constraints and flight permission.  

  • Participate in National and European institutions and key actors to discuss evolution of certification and rules (ISO and others), standards (Geospatial Database and Data Formats (City GML, IFC, LOD) and technical specifications (accuracy, resolutions, density) in the field of geospatial data. 

  • Be a platform for regular contacts/exchange/discussions within the industry and with our international client/customer-base. Organize regular meetings among the members to have an industry specific platform for discussion of relevant issues and general networking. Be a forum for CEOs/Top Managers to share and exchange best practices on business management 

  • Represent the interests of the industry and serve as a counterpart for professional discussions and advice to regional and international bodies, and individual member-states on government competition, tax policies and trade policies 

  • Serve as a counterpart for professional discussions and advice to regional and international bodies on procurement (tender) procedures. Produce standard tender documents with right technical and bid requirements to avoid too low prices. 

  • Enact professional education within the industry. Provide a growing knowledge base for information and study by forming and supporting working groups to study and share technology performance. Cooperation with educational institutions.

  • Support workforce development. If there is a shortage of technician/production workers for firms in Europe, can an association create a training and workforce development program to attract and prepare new employees to fill jobs in member firms

  • Monitor and inform the industry about global acquisition programs

  • Discuss new markets to "increase the pie"

  • Represent the interests of the industry and serve as a counterpart for professional discussions and advice to the aircraft industry

  • Support individual members or national groups in discussions about handling contractual elements, such as product and service guarantees, liabilities, and data privacy regulations. 

  • Collect data from member firms to compare and benchmark financial performance 

  • Seek and negotiate, on behalf of the members, favourable conditions at general service providers, such as law-firms or insurance providers.  

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