I recently attended the workshop organised by ESRIN focused on EO services and the oil & gas industry. Han Wensink (EARSC Chairman) was a member of the organizing committee and the 2 day meeting involved about 100 experts coming from the two industries. Credit and thanks to ESA and Steve Coulson and his team for taking this initiative which led to many very interesting discussions.Keep reading...
In the next issue of EOMAG, EARSC had the opportunity to discuss with Mr. Haverkamp from Munich RE some relevant questions for the Insurance sector and its possible partnership with Geo-information service providers.
The deterioration of our environment as well as the increase of natural disasters require the implementation of powerful means which meet the needs of modeling, analysis and prediction.
EARSC members will recall the successful eoVox-1 study conducted in 2006 by EARSC, with ESA support (Several of the outputs of that study helped to define the EARSC evolution strategy for 2007 and beyond)
EARSC is a non-profit-making organisation created in 1989. The mission of EARSC is to foster the development of European Geo-Information Service Industry. Our main objective is to stimulate a sustainable market for geo-information services using EO data, which is openly accessible to all members.
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AnsuR is particularly proud of leading an international project for creating a sustainable solutions for image communcations integrated with satellite earth observation for emergency and disaster management.
Online risk analysis for underwriters. Desktop survey for claims management
BMT ARGOSS, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has launched a dedicated 24/7, 365 days a year operational, maritime weather forecasting centre which will provide vital support for its customer’s operations such as platform installations and maintenance, near shore cable lay operations, dredging works, ship to ship transfers, ongoing LNG terminal operations and port monitoring.
Our satellite has taken images equivalent to more than twice the emerged surface of the Earth. You may be interested in some of them.
EDISOFT, the Portuguese software engineering company leader of the national Space Systems market, announces it has been awarded by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to provide the oil spill monitoring and vessel detection service for the 2nd Generation of CleanSeaNet for the South-West/Canary Islands European coastal waters.
Monday 4 October, a reservoir burst its banks at an alumina plant in Ajka, Hungary, releasing a flood of some 1.1 million cubic metres of toxic residues.
The company has been awarded of the public contract to implement LPIS quality inspection in the Czech Republic.
Metria holds a long and unique experience in providing satellite data and services to our clients. As a reseller we offer:
A new, easy-to-use online interface for TerraSAR-X Archive Data ordering is now up-and-running on Infoterra GmbH’s website.
The International symposium with an exhibition was organized by the Union of Surveyors and Land Managers in Bulgaria, under the auspices and in close cooperation with eminent international geodetic and others organizations.
Focus on the benefits of an ‘open-standards approach’. Promoting geo capability across the security sector utilising ERDAS
A $160 million project will launch three new British satellites by 2013 to image the surface of Earth, a commercial company says.
In 2000, the International Charter “Space and Major Disasters” was set up on the initiative of ESA (European Space Agency) and CNES (France’s Centre national d’études spatiales). Its purpose is to make it easier for emergency services to access satellite data in the event of natural or man-made disasters.
AeroGRID has announced the availability of wide area aerial photography of South Africa. The imagery, which comprises over 400,000km² of orthophoto coverage includes high resolution photos of Cape Town, is being supplied by Geosense a core AeroGRID partner.
Addis Ababa — The UN Office for Outer Space Affairs and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) have agreed to promote the use of scientific information obtained from space-based facilities to better manage disasters in Africa, during a three-day meeting in Addis Ababa last summer
Tromsø is a hub for many types of high-knowledge industries. One of these is the satellite-based remote sensing cluster – a consequence of the city’s high northern latitude. The cluster is involved in a broad range of activities, from trials flying unmanned aircraft systems through volcanic ash to the use of satellite images to monitor catastrophic oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico.
The British Association of Remote Sensing Companies (BARSC) is a highly proactive organisation that represents the interests of commercial organisations involved in remote sensing. Formed in 1985, BARSC has an impressive track record of serving the interests of major companies, small and medium enterprises and independent consultants. The Executive Committee of BARSC works tirelessly to create an informative and valuable calendar of events for the members and these are always well attended.
We’ve heard recently of the use of satellite imagery in petroleum exploration work in Belize. Local and global observation systems are now being advanced that would allow people around the globe to collect and share data, as easily as one browses the Internet.
Europe’s future in space and the opportunities it will offer to us all will be discussed at a conference in Brussels on October 26–27 under the aegis of the European Parliament.
Hundreds of geo capability specialists, C4ISR and architect commanders will be gathering at Defence Geospatial Intelligence (DGI) 2011, January 24-27th in London to discuss how GEOINT is affecting and impacting every aspect of the worlds armed forces.
KATHMANDU, Oct 5: Participants at a symposium Monday aired the view that Earth Observation was one of the keys to improving scientific knowledge and understanding of the climate change phenomena in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region.
Earthstar Geographics LLC (San Diego, CA, USA) today announced the release of the latest round of upgrades to their TerraColor 15-meter global satellite imagery dataset.
The commercial remote-sensing business is still on a rapid growth trajectory, but weaning the sector from military and government sales will be difficult, as German startup Rapid Eye has discovered.
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The European Space Agency’s GOCE satellite is again collecting data on Earth’s gravitational field after a computer glitch disrupted the flow of scientific communications to the ground.
Eurisy is pleased to send you its Position Paper 2010.
What are the determining factors that make an end-user’s experience a success story? Who are the pioneering users of satellite information and services? What are their characteristics in terms of areas of activity, needs and responsibilities, organisational structures, resources and personal attributes?
Euromap GmbH, the exclusive supplier of Indian Remote Sensing data in Europe, has become the first GMES Contributing Mission Entity to provide data from optical missions to ESRIN through dedicated operational interfaces.
The European Environment Agency (EEA) and Esri have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The agreement supports the design and development of ways to share and access essential geographic environmental data provided by the agency’s 38 European member countries.
After 10 years in orbit and 58277 trips around the earth, the georesearch satellite CHAMP collected material that made for one of the most successful Earth observation missions yet, say researchers.
Following recovery from a glitch that prevented ESA’s GOCE gravity mission from sending any scientific data to the ground, the satellite has been gently brought back down to its operational altitude and resumed normal service – delivering the most detailed gravity data to date.
Bangalore, India (SPX) Oct 01, 2010. India will launch a dedicated satellite in 2012 to monitor greenhouse gas and aerosol emissions, Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh said beggining October
South African researchers are benefitting from a unique partnership between NASA and agencies in Africa and Europe that is sending more than 30 terabytes of satellite data to support sustainable development and environmental applications in Africa, the U.S. space agency announced October 6.
The Indian Space Research. Organisation (ISRO) is gearing up to launch four satellites within a span of one week in December, a top space scientist said mid September.
The latest computer gadgetry to monitor the ever-evolving landscape of our planet and the elemental forces that shape it are the subject of a new knowledge exchange network being led by The University of Nottingham.
LizardTech®, a division of Celartem Inc. and a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, announced the integration of its MrSID® Generation 4 Decode SDK (MG4 DSDK) into Overwatch’s LIDAR Analyst® software application.
Two thirds of the market derives from government demand
NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development have expanded their successful collaboration with international partners to launch an innovative, web-based environmental management system for the Himalaya region.
In September 2006 the HUMBOLDT project started with the main goal to support and contribute to the implementation of a European Spatial Data Infrastructure (ESDI). Now, four eventful years have passed and the regular runtime of the project has ended in September 2010.
The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) and the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance the development and use of geospatial standards.
The US Federal Geographic Data Committee (http://www.fgdc.gov ) (FGDC) Steering Committee has officially endorsed a group of OGC standards along with other standards developed externally to FGDC.
September 2010 sees the launch of PlanetObserver newly redesigned website with a vibrant new look and new content detailing the company’s product portfolio and know-how.
KATHMANDU: A team of Japanese scientists has installed a receiver that will directly provide real time satellite imagery when natural disasters occur in the country. The receiver was installed on the premises of International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD in Khumaltar of Lalitpur)
The results from ESA’s SMOS satellite have been impressive, but the mission has been bugged by patches of interference from radar, TV and radio transmissions in what should be a protected band.
Taiwan and Nicaragua recently signed a satellite information cooperative agreement under which Taiwan will provide aerial view photographs to its Central American diplomatic ally to help with disaster prevention and land utilization efforts there.
Monday, 29 November 2010. IET London: Savoy Place
VisionMap Ltd announced today Oct 6 the availability of its newest product, the A3 CIR large format digital camera. A3 CIR (color-IR) provides near-infrared imagery (NIR) in combination with high resolution color imagery.
Why don’t we see Bing City Infra-Red, Google Thermal Street View and Nokia Geotagging Spectral Smartphones? Maybe part of it has do with privacy issues, but the technology is already present, only the application is needed. However, there can be little doubt that geospatial and geomatic technology integration can tie thermal imaging sensor data to applications where we live and work.
Landscape managers have traditionally depended upon the use of 2D tools and applications for the development and production of food. However, three-dimensional spatial applications are highly oriented to two things — better communication and higher efficiency.
NASA recently celebrated the ten year birthday of the Terra Satellite, which was put to work on February 24, 2000. The Terra Satellite is one of the Earth Observing System (EOS) group of satellites, with the title EOS AM-1.
UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER Senior Expert Jörg Szarzynski participated in the High Level Conference “Space for the African Citizen” in Brussels.
A new and interesting geospatial book titled “Why ‘Where’ Matters: Understanding and Profiting from GPS, GIS and Remote Sensing” has been published.
The small satellite constellation for environment and disaster monitoring and forecasting (SSCEDMF) is an important component of China’s earth-observation satellite system.
The Europe-Africa Marine Earth Observation (EO) Network (EAMNet) project, funded under the space theme of the 7th Framework Programme (FP7), was launched on 20-21 July 2010 as one of the three projects supporting the definition and implementation of the GMES-Africa initiative. EUMETSAT participated to the kick-off meeting.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), launched in to service a Regional Cooperative Mechanism on Drought Monitoring and Early Warning in Nanjing, China.
BRUSSELS -The European Space Agency (ESA), the European Union and EU member states must work more closely, a top European Commission official said to Defense News Oct. 4.
The objective of the FP7 space work programme is to support a European Space Policy focusing on applications such as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), with benefits for citizens, but also other space foundation areas for the competitiveness of the European space industry.
On 16 June 2010 the whole European Parliament approved at first reading under the co-decision procedure the Commission’s proposal for a regulation on the GMES programme and its initial operations 2011–2013 (COM0223).
A unique partnership between NASA and agencies in Africa and Europe is sending more than 30 terabytes of free Earth science satellite data to South African researchers to support sustainable development and environmental applications in Africa.
At the occasion of the General Affairs Council meeting that took place on 13 September 2010, EU Ministers adopted the proposal for a regulation on the European Earth observation programme (GMES) and its initial operations (2011-2013).
On 15 September 2010, a high level political dialogue on “Space and Africa” brought together leading figures in the European and African space sectors.
On 13 September 2010 the European Commission (DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries) presented the Marine Knowledge 2020 initiative which aims to improve knowledge of Europe’s seas and oceans. In line with the EU 2020 economic strategy, the initiative is one of the three cross-cutting goals of the EU Integrated Maritime Policy.
Events Autumn 2010