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October 28, 2019


Seville , Spain
28 October 2019 — 29 October 2019

November 04, 2019


Canberra, Australia ,
4 November 2019 —  9 November 2019

November 18, 2019


ESRIN, Frascati , Italy
18 November 2019 — 22 November 2019

December 03, 2019


Helsinki , Finland
3 December 2019 —  5 December 2019

December 04, 2019


Marseille , France
4 December 2019

April 20, 2020


Netherlands
20 April 2020 — 24 April 2020

September 21, 2020

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

October 18, 2020


Switzerland
18 October 2020 — 21 October 2020
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News Market Watch

PCI Geomatics Marks Milestone in Cloud-Based Image Processing

(MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada – January 17, 2017) PCI Geomatics, a world-leading developer of remote sensing and photogrammetric software and systems, announced today that it is six years since it began providing clients with cloud-based processing.

European Commission "Business Beyond Borders" initiative: International matchmaking opportunities for EO companies!

Business Beyond Borders is a new initiative funded by the European Commission with the objective to help EU businesses, in particular Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Clusters, to operate internationally.

Drones Offer $19.9 Billion Opportunity for Satellite © NSR

[Via Satellite 12-13-2016] Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or drones, could offer the satellite industry a $19.9 billion revenue opportunity over the next decade, according to a new report by Northern Sky Research (NSR). As the need for government UAS satellite communications and commercial imaging services arise alongside the rising use of drones in industries such as agriculture, maintenance, real estate and others, the satellite industry could see opportunity, but also competition, from drones.

Copernicus in Action: 70 Applications for the User Uptake of Europe's EO Programme

The first ESA hardcover book on Earth observation (EO) dedicated to Copernicus idea competitions, in partnership with AZO, is now also available online.

COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation (CSG): the program completion contract has been signed

Rome, November 8, 2016 – Thales Alenia Space, the joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo-Finmeccanica (33%), announced today that it has signed an amendment to the original contract for the COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation (CSG) program with Italian space agency ASI. Worth 77 million euros, this contract is vital, since it covers the remaining operations to complete the program. Thales Alenia Space Italy will receive 66 million euros of the total, while space services affiliate Telespazio will receive 11 million euros.

Deal signed for FLEX’s fluorescence finder

ESA has selected Italian company Leonardo to build the main instrument for the upcoming FLEX satellite to study the health of Earth’s vegetation.

Image Credits: Leonardo-Finmeccanica

EU’s new space policy to invest in startups, boost private investment

© Spacenews: PARIS — The European Union’s executive commission on Oct. 26 unveiled a new space strategy that promises public investment to stimulate the creation of space start-up companies.

Visualisation of African Earth Observation companies

Last July, AARSE, the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment in cooperation with EARSC published an inventory of African private sectors companies working in the field of Earth Observation (EO) and Geospatial information sciences.

Study to Establish a Marketplace Alliance for EO Services (MAEOS)

The MAEOS study is examining the context in which the many EO services companies are operating and the extent to which new trends such as the projected (anticipated) market share increase for geospatial web services can be addressed through a Marketplace.

Iran Signed Deal on Remote Sensing Satellite with Russia

TEHRAN, Oct. 02 (MNA) – ICT minister Mahmoud Vaezi said the final agreement for the construction and launch of the National Remote Sensing Satellite has been signed by the Russian satellite manufacturers.

NGA Growing in Acceptance of Satellite Imagery Startups

By Marc Selinger | September 28, 2016

World Bank Big Data Innovation Challenge - Rethinking climate resilience through big data solutions.

The WB seek to identify and recognize high potential solutions developed by individuals and organizations in these critical areas of sustainable development. These issues are high priorities in service of the World Bank Group’s goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity and are also identified priorities of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Launching New Public-Private Partnership and Announcing Joint Declaration on Leveraging Open Data for Climate Resilience

(©WhiteHouse.gov). Even as the United States and the international community act to curb the carbon pollution that is driving climate change, citizens and communities need to prepare for the current and future impacts of a changing climate and work with partners around the world to do the same. That is why, over the last seven and a half years, the Obama Administration has worked to advance the development and provision of data, information, tools, and technical assistance to support climate preparedness and resilience efforts both domestically and internationally.

Earth Observation Manufacturing, Data Markets Continue Expansion

(Paris, Washington D.C., Montreal, Yokohama, September 15, 2016) – According to the 9th edition of Euroconsult’s report, Satellite-Based Earth Observation, Market Prospects to 2025, due to be published in the coming weeks, 163 satellites (>50kg) were launched for civil and commercial Earth observation (excluding meteorology) over 2006-2015. These were launched for entities in 35 countries and generated $18.4 billion in manufacturing market revenues. Most of these satellites were launched by government operators to support policy objectives spanning climate change, sustainable development and industrial support. In addition, EO remains the primary application for emerging space programs; growing funding into these programs is a key driver for overall investment growth. In 2015 civil government investment topped $10 billion for the first time.

Euroconsult Takes Majority Stake in SATConsult

Paris, Toulouse, August 24, 2016 – Euroconsult today announced that it has taken a majority stake in Southern Aerospace & Telecom Consulting (SATConsult), an independent consulting company based in Toulouse focused on supporting the development of satellite infrastructure worldwide. Under the terms of the agreement, Euroconsult and SATConsult will continue to operate as separate companies and will work in concert on a project-by-project basis. Together, their teams cover the full spectrum of customers’ requirements in the satellite industry including market, financial, technical, operational and legal assessments.

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