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e-GEOS (ASI/Telespazio) Wins Euroconsult's Earth Observation Operator of the Year 2011 Award

e-GEOS, an ASI/Telespazio (Finmeccanica/Thales) company, has been named “Earth Observation Operator of the Year 2011” by Euroconsult, the leading global research and analyst firm specializing in the satellite sector. The award was presented to Marcello Maranesi, e-GEOS’ Chief Executive Officer, at the 4th Symposium on Earth Observation, held on September 13-14 in the French capital during World Satellite Business Week.

The award is made annually by Euroconsult based on an analysis of the performance and contribution of companies and their management to innovation and development in the Earth Observation sector. The “Earth Observation Operator of the Year” award was conferred on e-GEOS by a panel of experts chosen by Euroconsult, who assessed companies on both quantitative (financial performance, revenues) and qualitative criteria (business strategy, innovation, international partnerships and infrastructure development).

For e-GEOS, the award is international recognition of the work, expertise and dedication of the its employees, who have helped make the company one of the global leaders in the geospatial information sector.

e-GEOS was established for the worldwide commercialization of data and applications of the COSMO-SkyMed system, a radar satellite constellation financed by the Italian Space Agency and the Italian Ministry of Defense. e-GEOS has inherited Telespazio’s 35-year expertise and knowhow in Earth Observation, as well as acquiring Eurimage’s commercial capabilities.

Today e-GEOS, together with its German subsidiary GAF, is a leader in Europe for services provided to the GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) Programme; particularly for maritime surveillance, emergency response, land mapping and for the acquisition and processing of Sentinel satellites data. All this is made possible by a growth strategy which has prioritized investments for the development of applications and services.

For the future, e-GEOS is working closely with the Italian Space Agency and Telespazio on the development of the COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation, a constellation that in a few years will provide advanced application solutions in support of integrated telecommunications services, satellite navigation, and Earth Observation.

Source Eurospace & Geoplace