Dear EO-Mag reader,
Our last Annual General Meeting in early July has been marked by an important step forward for our Association through the positive vote on the Evolution Plan presented by the Board of Directors. The road is now opened for an extensive upgrading of our logistics and working practices to respond to the expectations of our increased member population. Within this broad approach a special effort is made to take care of the characteristics and needs of our Small and Medium size companies (SMEs).Keep reading...
In this issue of EOMAG, EARSC will have the opportunity to feature an interview with Mr. Gerard Brachet.
CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellites)
Ensuring the continuity of surveillance from open seas to coastal areas.
EARSC Board is glad to welcome new Members in our Association.
Aerodata added a new page to its corporate website: the Map of the Day and samples page.
Critical Software and Instituto de Telecomunicações will develop an innovative technology that allows the detection and classification of vessels based on a new generation of high resolution satellite images.
The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki recently published studies revealing that over 5000 hectares of fir and pine forest in the Mount Parnitha National Park were destroyed by the recent forest fires.
Deimos-1, next spacecraft to be launched in the DMC has passed its Module Readiness Review, all subsystems ready and tested individually and ready for integration.
WorldView-1 successfully separated from its launch vehicle and automatically initialized its onboard processors.
European Space Imaging are seeking to recruit an experienced, proactive and reliable performer to fill the position of a Sales Manager.
GeoVille Environmental Services sàrl signed a contract with the European Environment Agency for implementing CORINE Land Cover (CLC) 2006 in the West Balkan countries.
Urban green is becoming a very important issue, GIM is offering service products that are providing solutions to support the management of urban green areas.
In June a station was installed in GMV for receiving diverse meteorological products and images broadcast through EUMETSAT’s EUMETCast service. The main purpose of this installation is to reinforce GMV’s research and development work in the earth observation area
The FloodServer, a novel platform designed to provide extensive flood risk information for the whole of Europe quickly, reliably and easily accessible for everybody is now available online at www.floodrisk.eu.
Infoterra Ltd confirms exclusive UK distribution rights for radar imagery from TerraSAR-X
Optech Incorporated, a manufacturer of advanced lidar survey instruments, announced today that Infoterra Ltd., a leader in the provision of geospatial products and services based in the United Kingdom, has purchased Optech’s newly released LYNX Mobile Mapper™.
ESRI and ITT Visual Information Solutions announced a business relationship to develop a certified National Imagery Transmission Format (NITF) extension for ESRI’s ArcGIS platform.
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd, a provider of essential information solutions, announced that it has completed the integration and testing of Canada’s next-generation Earth observation satellite, RADARSAT-2. Recently, the launch provider has experienced delays in a launch, and has rescheduled the RADARSAT-2 launch to December 2007.
Applications for 3-D stereo analyses and photogrammetry
PCI Geomatics awarded a GeoConnections contract to develop a Web Coverage Server and Image Correction Appliance.
Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging today announced that Planetek Italia is now an authorized distributor of Leica Geosystems’ solutions to customers in Italy.
The first of the five satellites has completed all extensive pre-launch testing and has been accepted by MDA. Additionally, the last of the payloads consisting of the cameras and all associated electronics has been delivered to the final satellite assembly site in Guildford, UK.
At the end of 2006 and during 2007, Remote Sensing Application Center – ReSAC Bulgaria investigated the possibilities for orthorectification of FORMOSAT-2 scenes with two well established software packages in the geospatial industry – ERDAS IMAGINE and PCI Geomatica.
Spacemetric AB has added a new dimension in its rapidly growing list of contracts by winning the right to develop an online distribution and archiving system for satellite images acquired by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in support of the Control with Remote Sensing (CwRS) campaigns.
Only the most optimistic engineers had even dared to hope what is now a reality: just four days after the German radar satellite TerraSAR-X has been launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the first brilliant satellite images have been received.
VEGA Group PLC (VEGA), the specialist Professional Services Company, has won a contract to support the Communities and Local Government department (C&LG), with its electronic collection of Fire and Rescue Service Integrated Risk Management Plans Returns.
VEGA Technologies SAS (VEGA), the specialist Professional Services Company, has teamed up with Atos Origin to secure a three-year contract from the French National Space Agency, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES).
The purpose of this information day is to introduce the concept and the content of an Integrated Application Promotion programme (IAP) and to describe the procedure that ESA will follow to implement the preparation of the IAP.
A professor in Imperial’s Department of Physics has been awarded the prestigious Gold Medal by the Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS) in recognition of the way he has put European space science on the world map.
Air France is showing its passengers satellite views of the countries, cities and terrain they are flying over, thanks to a new partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA).
jointly tap the growing market in the EO services and small satellites sectors of the global space business
The Indian Space Research Organisation will finalise details of Chandrayaan-II in six months, said Chairman G. Madhavan Nair.
Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST), a Dubai government organization which aims to create the platform for scientific development and technological research in the UAE, has unveiled the various phases in the execution of its first satellite project, DubaiSat-1, in a press conference held today.
The European Space Agency’s (ESA) has given the go ahead to its new generation of Earth Observation (EO) satellites as part of Europe’s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) programme.
Commercial companies, universities, space research agencies such as NASA and ESA, are nowadays engaged in the development of a new spacecraft generation called microsatellites
Intermap Technologies, Corp. announced that its commercial initiative to create a uniform high accuracy 3-D map of all of Western Europe called NEXTMap® Europe can enable geospatial professionals to meet mandates spelled-out in Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament.
Fundamental growth is expected in the services sector in Europe with the demand from European government programmes is very likely to increase via programmes such as Galileo and GMES.
European scientists are making a wealth of satellite-derived data on water quality easily accessible.
World Space Week: Space tours for children, special exhibition on 50 years of the space age and a forum “Civil Society and Outer Space”
With GMES, Europe will have a global environmental information system in place which will be unique in the world.
China: share information, technology and expertise to forecast natural disasters
The Eighth Continent Project, a program to integrate space technology and resources into the global economy was launched at the Colorado School of Mines Center for Space Resources
The European polar satellite MetOp-A, launched last year, is already improving weather predictions and will soon help global environmental and security monitoring.
Initial results from an ESA field campaign carried out in support of the development of two Earth-observation missions prove encouraging and potentially pave the way for future monitoring of the Earth’s surface.
The White House plans to deepen its commitment to the nation’s space-based land-imaging program, it said in a report last month.
Planning to make its first space launch in the coming years, Turkey has signed a new treaty with Ukraine for the collaborative production of spacecraft; the treaty covers a shared work area relating to the production of the spacecraft and nuclear energy.
The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers approved a new space program for 2008-2012.
Calendar of Events in Autumn 2007.