Who we are

The European Association of Aerial Surveying Industries (EAASI) is an incorporated association without profitable goal registered in Brussels, Belgium. The objectives of the organisation are:

  • Make users and potential users of Geo-Information aware of the benefits of aerial surveying;

  • Achieve a high awareness of the strategic role that aerial survey data play in the framework of digitalisation, information systems and virtual reality;

  • Define, maintain and promote quality, safety, ethical and business requirements for the aerial surveying industry;

  • Promote the use of international professional standards in the field of gathering geospatial data;

  • Facilitate the networking and provide a platform for regular contacts, information exchange and cooperation between the members;

  • Provide members with information about the developments of technological knowledge;

  • Ensure that the common interests of members are represented in national and international committees which exert influence on the members;

  • Advise and assist funding and executing agencies and organisations in matters concerning aerial surveying;

  • Promote the generation of a sustainable market for Geo-Information using aerial surveying;

  • Take all other actions as may be conducive to the attainment of the above objectives, such as concluding agreements, engaging personnel, hiring, leasing, buying and selling property.




The Association is comprised of members and observers. Qualifying members must be:


  1. Be based and create employment in any the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom;

  2. Be a privately owned commercial company. ‘Privately owned’ means that the majority of the shares (>50%) are in private hands.

  3. Operate survey aircraft and equipment for aerial photography, mapping and/or Lidar purposes in one or more of the countries mentioned under point (1)

  4. The member or member organisation shall fully support the goal and the objects of the Association.


Any organisation that does not qualify to become a member of the Association may apply as an observer.

EAASI founding members:


Simon Musäus, Vice President, Hexagon (formerly SVP Mapping, COWI,) EAASI President


André Jadot, CEO of Eurosense, EAASI Vice President


Rachel Tidmarsh, Managing Director of Bluesky International, EAASI Treasurer 


Giovanni Banchini, President and CEO of CGR SPA


Aicke Damrau, Managing Director of GeoFly

Klaus Legat, Area Manager for Vermessung AVT


Florian Romanowski, President of OPEGIEKA


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