Summer 2008 is a period of intense discussion around GMES. Indeed, it is the time for all European delegations to polish their contributions to the November 2008 Ministerial Space conference and especially for the so-called Segment 2 of GMES. The Segment 2 of GMES is particularly important because on the one hand it will start the financing of the recurring models of the first sentinels satellites, the first step in making GMES a truly operational programme, and second because it will introduce concretely in it the Sentinel 4 and 5 elements and the topic of atmospheric chemistry.Keep reading...
In this issue of EOMAG, EARSC will have the opportunity to feature an interview with Mr. Daniel Vidal Madjar, Chief of the French Inter¬Ministerial Task Force on GMES.
Kongsberg Spacetec is a world leading provider of turnkey satellite ground stations. Our systems include solutions for the most known SAR and optical satellite sensors. We are also providing specialized solutions to the meteorological community.
Our last Annual General Meeting ending June has been marked by reporting the extensive upgrading of our organisational and working practices to support and respond to the increased expectations of our membership.
EARSC Directors had the opportunity to discuss the status and evolution of GMES with Vice-President Verheugen (Commissioner for Enterise and Industry).
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Aerodata International Surveys (Antwerp, Belgium) and Vexcel Imaging GmbH (Graz, Austria) are pleased to announce a purchase agreement under which Aerodata will become the first customer for 2 of the newly launched 196 megapixel Ultracam-X prime (UCXp) large format digital frame camera.
BMT Group Ltd announced today its acquisition of ARGOSS, a leading specialist provider of marine environmental information services, using satellite observations, meteorological and oceanographic data.
Astrium, Europe’s leading space company, has announced the purchase of further shares in Spot Image from the French Space Agency (CNES). This is a significant deal resulting in Astrium holding 81% of Spot Image and therefore becoming the majority shareholder.
St. John’s, NL – C-CORE and Kanata based Vantage Point International (VPI) announced that they have completed the C-CORE acquisition of VPI’s assets.
Definiens, the number one Enterprise Image Intelligence™ company, today announced it teamed up with Sydney-based Lagen Spatial to deliver highly-integrated image analysis solutions and services, especially to governmental customers.
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INNOVA Consorzio per l’Informatica e la Telematica has been awarded ACEA’s competitive bid to develop a real-time fleet management system to monitor 300 AQUASER containers.
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The general aim of the BALWOIS Project is to create a community of major stakeholders in the field of water protection and water management involving scientists, private sector, experts, NGO’s, decision makers and broader public around the Balkans.
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Spacemetric has recently established a subsidiary, Spacemetric Limited, in Farnborough, UK. It has also received an order for an image management system for Nigerisat-2 and delivered the Saccess national satellite database in Sweden.
VITO, together with a consortium of European research institutes, SMEs, and key international partners in agricultural monitoring, started an EC FP7 funded project on global agricultural monitoring to support GEO and GEOGLAM. Remote sensing, along with in situ observations and expert knowledge is used to improve current monitoring systems including an assessment of the long-term effects of agricultural practices on the environment.
Thales Alenia Space is ready to deliver the high-resolution (HR) optical imaging instrument for integration in the first Pleiades earth observation satellite.
This year the annual Conference and Exhibition of the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE) took place in Rome at the “Nuova Fiera”.
RapidEye AG and Dniprocosmos State Company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this month, joining together an arm of the Ukrainian Space Agency and RapidEye in a strategic partnership.
The MFB-GeoConsulting Team is proud to present our new website based on innovative database driven web-technologies to our audiance.
Ukraine is one of few countries that possess complete package of technologies and have experience in designing, development, manufacturing, testing, launching and operating satellites.
4C Controls Inc. (OTCBB: FOUR.OB) today announced that it has selected for negotiation Thales Alenia Space Italia S.P.A. (TASI) as the prime contractor for the in-orbit delivery of the first two satellites with related Ground Segment of the planned 4C Controls’ satellites constellation.
Scientists for many years have been using satellite remote sensing technology, utilising low and medium resolution sensors to improve water balance and farming yield assessment on large geographical scales around the world.
The Africa edition of the United Nations Environment Programme’s “Atlas of our Changing Environment” highlights how modern Earth observation systems can support action to address humanity’s growing impact on the natural environment.
The European Space Agency and Astrium GmbH have signed a contract worth €263 million to provide the EarthCARE satellite, the sixth Earth Explorer mission of ESA’s Living Planet Programme. As prime contractor, Astrium GmbH is responsible for the satellite’s design, development and integration.
ERDAS has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Spacebel to participate to the next phase of the Heterogeneous Missions Accessibility (HMA) project, called HMA-Testbed (HMA-T) phase 2.
On 20 June, the Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 satellite was successfully launched by NASA from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
The National Space Research Development Agency has said that it would complete the installation of the Mission Control Room (MCC) for the country’s second earth-observation satellite (NigeriaSat-2) in August.
ESA and EADS Astrium have been signed the contract for GMES Sentinel-2 satellite.
September 10: A new launch date has been set for GOCE.
Thailand’s Theos satellite has another chance to get into orbit now Russia has negotiated a deal with Kazakhstan to take rocket waste discharged during the launch process.
Globalisation is both an opportunity and a threat for Europe’s SMEs, whose capacity to operate on an international level will determine their long-term competitiveness. Yet, the vast majority of European SMEs continue to limit their operations to their own country. A recent EU report seeks to identify the factors which impede, or support, the internationalisation of SMEs in Europe.
Relying on interoperability standards, Earth Observation Systems use meteorological data to predict outbreak of diseases, and have potential to prevent countless illnesses and deaths.
Since the advent of Earth observation from space, satellite missions have become central to monitoring and learning about how the Earth works, resulting in significant progress in a broad range of scientific areas.
As part of the Agency’s user-driven approach to preparing new Earth Explorer missions to advance our understanding of the Earth system, six candidate missions will be presented to the science community at a User Consultation Meeting in January 2009.
During its 64th Council meeting on 1-2 July, EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, agreed to provide its data and products for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) initiative.
Eurospace produces, since 1996, the sole annual comprehensive review of the state of the space industry in Europe:
The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announced that a Call for Participation (CFP) in Phase 2 of the GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP) has been issued by the GEO (Group on Earth Observations).
This publication summarises the main features of European business and its different activities in a concise and simple manner.
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The EU has transformed space into a strategic policy area. The Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) initiative is among its major success stories and is reaping a wealth of environmental and social benefits, as well as stimulating space research and generating downstream commercial applications.
This prototype editor allows users to create metadata that are compliant with the INSPIRE Implementing Rules as approved by the INSPIRE Regulatory Committee and the European Parliament.
Taking on biodiversity loss, Earth Observation is paramount, UN says