Upcoming events

August 24, 2020

Calgary, Canada ,
24 August 2020 — 29 August 2020

September 21, 2020

SPIE Europe’s Remote Sensing symposium
EICC in Edinburgh , United Kingdom
21 September 2020 — 24 September 2020

September 28, 2020

ESA Phi-week
Frascati , Italy
28 September 2020 —  2 October 2020

October 08, 2020

Copernicus Industry Workshop
Brussels , Belgium
8 October 2020

October 13, 2020

13 October 2020 — 15 October 2020

October 18, 2020

18 October 2020 — 21 October 2020

October 20, 2020

Tunis, Tunisia ,
20 October 2020 — 22 October 2020

October 26, 2020

Kigali, Rwanda ,
26 October 2020 — 30 October 2020

November 02, 2020

Port Elizabeth ,
2 November 2020 —  5 November 2020

December 07, 2020

European Space Week
Bonn , Germany
7 December 2020 — 11 December 2020
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News Interviews

Exelis Visual Information Solutions Continues to Offer Robust and Flexible Imagery Solutions Under New Name and Leadership

ITT Corporation has spun off its three business units into three standalone, publicly traded companies. ITT Defense & Information Solutions became Exelis, Inc. when this change officially took place on October 31 of this past year. As a part of the change, ITT Visual Information Solutions became Exelis Visual Information Solutions (VIS). With this new organization, Richard Cooke was promoted from president of ITT VIS in Boulder, Colorado to lead a larger business within Exelis that oversees the Exelis VIS business. Exelis VIS promoted from within to appoint Jaye Lampe, a 14-year company veteran, as president. V1 editor Matt Ball recently spoke with Lampe about the transition, and the company’s ongoing technology approach within the imagery analysis and image delivery segments.

Space policy is of benefit to the entire EU and touches the lives of every citizen by Aldo Patriciello

The space sector refers to all activities essential to the growth and development of our society. Often, when we talk about space, we think about something that is a long way away from us and our lives. However, space policy is in fact very close to us, as it refers to all the applications that can help citizens. If we think about satellites, they are crucial for studying climate change, for preventing earthquakes, for GPS systems.

Alessandro Annoni, Head of the Spatial Data Infrastructures Unit at the Joint Research Centre's

Alessandro Annoni, Head of the Spatial Data Infrastructures Unit at the Joint Research Centre’s Institute for Environment and Sustainability, was recently interviewed on the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE) in International Innovation. In this discussion he offers a valuable insight into INSPIRE’s activities.

Interviews from the speakers at the 2011 Geospatial Conference in Budapest, Hungary

Fleming Europe’s Second annual Geospatial conference which takes place on the 1-3 June 2011 in Budapest, Hungary will again provide an insight into the latest strategies and technological advances for using geospatial information in society.

Sweden Strongly Supports GEOSS Amidst Concern for Climate Change in Arctic Region and Globally

(5 November 2010) Speech by Mrs. Lena Häll Eriksson, Head of the Swedish delegation to GEO and Director General of the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, on behalf of the Swedish Minister for the Environment, Andreas Carlgren, at the GEO Beijing Ministerial Summit.

Airborne Remote Sensing Companies Join Forces for Economies of Scale

Summary: Recently, GeoDigital International Corporation acquired Airborne 1. Both companies are engaged in airborne and LiDAR remotely sensed data acquisition. With the advances made in satellite platforms now offering higher resolution data, companies offering airborne-acquired data must make their case for relevance, cost and applications. In addition, with the demand for infrastructure developing globally in emerging markets, smaller firms may miss the opportunity unless they are able to scale their operations.Editor in Chief Joe Francica contacted GeoDigital for some insight into the acquisition.His questions were answered by Alastair N. Jenkins, president and chief executive officer of GeoDigital, and Todd A. Stennett, president of Airborne 1.

Interview with Rui Gomes da Silva: Cloud-based Image Processing

Summary: In this interview, Rui Gomes da Silva, executive vice president, business development for Incogna GIS,discusses the company’s cloud-based offering for GIS and imagery analysis. According to the company website: “The core technology behind Incogna GIS is ICRE (the Image Content Recognition Engine), which is a cloud-computing, GPU-based computer vision system [which] has been designed from the ground up to harness the massively parallel nature of the NVIDIA Tesla GPU computing system…”

An interview with ESA scientist Dr Mark Drinkwater, Mission Scientist for the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) and CryoSat.

Could you describe ESA’s Earth Observation Programme?

UN will create a culture of respect towards space

Can you elaborate on the need for a United Nations space policy?

GEO needs stronger political and financial support to succeed

Following last year’s decision by the Integrated Global Observing Strategy Partnership (IGOS-P) to merge its Themes into GEO, it is clear that GEO and its GEOSS must now be regarded as the authentic way ahead for Earth observation. We have neither the time nor the resources to encourage competitors. However, GEO will need to make changes to be worthy of such trust.

IAF: Interview Volker Liebig

Volker Liebig took up duty as Director of Earth Observation Programmes(D/EOP) and Head of ESRIN in October 2004. ESRIN, ESA’s centre in Italy, is situated in Frascati near Rome.

European Earth Observation Programme under scrutiny

A European monitoring system that can detect floods and help target help in natural disasters like in Haiti is being discussed by MEPs. The Global Monitoring for Environment and Security system (GMES) can provide data on a range of issues from climate change and environmental pollution to security. But, with rising costs in a time of economic crisis, is this the right time to bring European support (and finance) to this project?

Astrium Wins Contract for Two Satellites and Test Facility in Kazakhstan

[Satellite TODAY 10-07-09] Astrium was awarded a contract by Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary (KGS) to build two Earth observation satellites for the Kazakhstan government and create a joint venture for the construction of an assembly, integration and test facility in Astana, Kazakhstan, Astrium announced Oct. 6.

Interview Winter 2008/2009

TeleAtlas and Thales Alenia Space talking about some aspects relevant for the European and International Navigation/LBS sector and possible links with geo-information.

EOmag Interviews 2005-2008

Summary EARSC-EOMAG interviews

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