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European Space Imaging supports GMES Masters Competition

(Munich, 26 March 2012) European Space Imaging announces its support for the upcoming GMES Masters 2012 through the addition of a new challenge centered on the use of new applications for very high-resolution satellite imagery.

During this years’ competition kick-off in Munich European Space Imaging GmbH (EUSI) announced its support of the GMES Masters competition established by the Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO). European Space Imaging is pleased to expand the contest by contributing the new ‘European Space Imaging High-Res Challenge’.

“We are very happy to have European Space Imaging on board for this year’s GMES Masters. As Europe’s leading provider of VHR data they bring a new and exciting challenge to the program” says Thorsten Rudolph, CEO, AZO.

“Through participating in the GMES Masters we hope to encourage creativity and find new, innovative ideas for the use of very high resolution satellite imagery in support of monitoring global environment and security” explains Michaela Weber, Sales and Marketing Director, European Space Imaging.

The European Earth Monitoring Competition GMES Masters takes place on an annual basis and calls for new ideas and services making the best use of earth observation data from Europe’s flagship program on Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES). Initiated by the European Space Agency (ESA), the Bavarian Ministry of Economy, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and T-Systems and supported by the European Commission and European Space Imaging GmbH, the GMES Masters 2012 will call for submissions between 1 June and 16 September 2012 in six categories.

EUSI currently provides VHR optical data to GMES program from DigitalGlobe’s satellite constellation consisting of WorldView-1, WorldView-2 and QuickBird. The imagery supports a range of services for monitoring the environment and supporting civil security activities on a European, national and regional level. Especially for GMES emergency services, like SAFER or GMOSAIC, an instant tasking option for VHR optical data is crucial for immediate assessments and can be fully supported through EUSI using their local WorldView groundstation and their close connection with the WorldView Global Alliance partner DigitalGlobe.
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About European Space Imaging

European Space Imaging (EUSI) is Europe’s leading supplier of very high-resolution satellite imagery. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Munich, Germany. EUSI is the only European satellite data provider that operates its own dedicated very high-resolution satellite ground station for direct satellite tasking and local data uplink and downlink.