We are pleased to announce that the EODC Forum 2018, held on the 23rd and 24th of May 2018 at the Vienna University of Technology, has proven a great success!

We would like to thank the over 83 participants from 37 organisations spanning 8 different countries for their attendance, as well as for their active participation in the lively and fruitful discussions. It was again great to see and feel the support that the EODC receives from partners and colleagues in the Earth observation (EO) community!
This year the EODC Forum was again a two- day event that featured presentations from the public, scientific and private EO sector focusing on general EO developments and technical topics.

Especially, the EODC Expo offered the opportunity to receive latest information from EODC and our cooperation partners: at 13 stands visitors had the chance to get insight into the EODC infrastructure as well as EO activities of different organisations that presented their actual developments in value-added EO services. Optimal grounds for community building and networking has been the social dinner, along with generous coffee breaks.

The constructive inputs and expectations from the forum, concerning the future developments of the EODC, are highly appreciated and will help EODC face the future challenges! We are all looking forward to continuing, effective, and successful collaboration for the coming years. The fifth EODC Forum, EODC Forum 2019, is planned to be held again in Vienna in May 2019.