»Digitalisation is becoming increasingly important in all areas of society. Unrestricted access to information online, uninfluenced by the major commercial network monopolies, is necessary. Europe has the requisite expertise and computing power. By bringing them together in a skilful way, we can lay the digital groundwork for a multitude of European search engines. The OpenWebSearch.EU project is an important initial step in that direction.«

Dr Stefan Voigt
Manager of the OpenSearch@DLR project at the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD)