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Euroconsult Honors Outstanding Achievement in Earth Observation with Annual Awards for Excellence

September 16, 2013 – Industry pays tribute to winners at Summit on Earth Observation as part of World Satellite Business Week

Euroconsult, the leading global research and analyst firm specializing in the Space and Earth observation sector, announced the recipients of its Annual Earth Observation Business Awards during its Summit on Earth Observation Business held in Paris on Sept 12/13. The annual international event features leaders from EO satellite operators, data distributors, manufacturers, and government and private users.

These awards are bestowed upon leaders and their companies for outstanding accomplishment in the sector. Euroconsult pays tribute to the winners each September in Paris during the World Satellite Business Week, the industry’s annual senior executive event, now in its 17th year. This year, our industry experts used rigorous qualitative1 and quantitative2 methods to recognize winners in four categories during the Summit on Earth Observation Business:

  • Strategic Transaction of the Year: DigitalGlobe for its combination with GeoEye
  • Newcomer Earth Observation Operator of the Year: Deimos Group
  • Commercial Deal of the Year: UAE SRC for the Falcon Eye deal signed with Astrium and Thales Alenia Space
  • Strategic Partnership of the Year: Satrec Initiative for its agreement signed with KARI for KOMPSAT imagery sales

“The winning organizations and their leaders have significantly shaped the Earth observation market over the past year, achieving outstanding performance and demonstrating excellence in their strategic vision and innovation.” said Pacôme Revillon, CEO of Euroconsult.

The distinguished winners shared their thoughts:

Strategic Transaction of the Year
Jeffrey R. Tarr, CEO, DigitalGlobe
“By combining DigitalGlobe and GeoEye to become one DigitalGlobe, we have created a company capable of providing greater value to customers through an integrated constellation and a broader set of solutions. We appreciate Euroconsult recognizing the significance of our combination. DigitalGlobe is now positioned to provide a wider array of geospatial information and insight to help customers solve complex problems and compete in a high-growth and dynamic global market.”

Newcomer Earth Observation Operator of the Year
Miguel Bello Mora, Managing Director, Deimos Group
“We would like to thank Euroconsult and the jury for this prestigious Award, dedicated to DEIMOS Imaging team, partners and customers, which are the key players in the success of our organization. This important Award increases our motivation for our next challenge, the launch in the coming months of our new satellite DEIMOS 2 and the entry in the Very High Resolution market segment”.

Strategic Partnership of the Year
Sungdong Park, Founder and Chairman, Satrec Initiative
“We, Satrec Initiative and Korea Aerospace Research Institute, appreciate very much winning the Award for the Strategic Partnership of the Year. We hope that more strategic partnership will happen, as we did, between government and domestic companies for data commercialization from EO missions of developing and emerging countries to benefit the users with alternative EO resources and change the ecosystem of the market.”

World Satellite Business Week & Summit on Earth Observation Business
The World Satellite Business Week is the unique executive meeting place for the global satellite business. It includes Euroconsult’s flagship Summit for Satellite Financing and Summit on Earth Observation Business. Throughout the week, the summit brings together over 120 top-level speakers and 600 senior executives from the satellite and Earth observation industry and the financial community. Top business leaders participate in this must-attend summit to discuss strategy, make deals and strike partnerships.

About Euroconsult
Euroconsult is the leading international consulting and analyst firm specializing in satellite applications, communications, and Earth observation. Euroconsult provides strategic consulting and analysis, develops comprehensive research reports and forecasts, and organizes executive-level events including the World Summit for Satellite Financing and the Symposium for Earth Observation Business ( With 25 years of experience Euroconsult has over 560 clients in 50 countries, including leaders throughout the satellite industry; satellite operators and service providers; government agencies; satellite manufacturers and launch service providers; equipment providers and integrators; media and broadcasting companies; and banks and investors. The company has completed 500 satellite-related consulting projects. Euroconsult is based in Paris with offices in Montreal and Washington, DC.

1 Innovation, strategic decisions related to infrastructure, commercial strategy and partnerships and their impact, etc.
2 Financial performance indicators including revenue growth, commercial revenues, deal size, etc.

Source Euroconsult