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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

The value of good forestry

Geoff Sawyer and Marc de Vries calculate just how valuable earth observation imagery is to Sweden’s forestry sector

DigitalGlobe Signs On New International D&I Client

DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI) has entered into a letter of intent for direct access capacity on WorldView-4 with a new international defense and intelligence customer.

Trees do grow on money

Shifts in funding for forest governance mean donors want to see they’re achieving results. Richard Tipper and Karin Viergever look at the pros and cons of the different earth observation data available for measuring forest areas

EO Data Startup Rezatec Raises $1.4 Million for Satellite-Based Analytics

[Via Satellite 04-22-2016] Rezatec, a U.K.-based Earth Observation (EO) data analytics company formed in 2012, has raised more than $1.4 million in a seed financing round to expand its sales and marketing teams worldwide. Run Capital led the round with support from the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels and existing shareholders.

Remote Sensing Industry Expanding Commercial Opportunities, Reports BCC Research

WELLESLEY, MA—(Marketwired – April 12, 2016) – The remote sensing community has expanded beyond national space agencies and handful of private companies to include scores of small businesses that specialize in creating customized imagery from free and low-cost government-acquired data. BCC Research reveals in its new report that the while the cost of creating remote sensing products will fall from tens of dollars to as little as pennies, expanded global demand will increase the value of the global business at a double-digit compound annual growth rate (CAGR).

Rapid growth, change predicted for remote sensing industry: Urthecast leads way

by Rebeckah Flowers © Directonmagazine

Satellite mapping to boost dairy farming

Dairy farming is the latest addition to the list of traditional businesses that are achieving higher efficiency and productivity through technology.

UrtheCast and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Form R&D Partnership

[Via Satellite 04-04-2016] UrtheCast has formed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to boost the operational effectiveness of the company’s upcoming OptiSAR constellation. The agreement enables the two organizations to collaborate on Research and Development (R&D) related to the primary areas of multi-source fusion, improving/ensuring metric accuracy, and optimizing collection and dissemination strategies.

NASA, Japan Make ASTER Earth Data Available At No Cost

As of April 1st 2016, all Earth imagery from a prolific Japanese remote sensing instrument operating aboard NASA’s Terra spacecraft since late 1999 is now available to users everywhere at no cost.

According To Euroconsult, Defense Requirements Will Create New Opportunities Along EO Value Chain

According to Euroconsult’s latest report, Earth Observation: Defense & Security, the number of countries expected to launch proprietary Earth observation (EO) defense capacity is expected to remain limited, despite increases in global tensions. Under exploration by multiple countries are other avenues to receive data capable of image intelligence (IMINT) applications, such as dual-use and commercial approaches.

Tech giants Apple and Alphabet (Google) strengthen spatial capabilities

Tech giants Apple and Alphabet (Google), considered to be the world’s two most valuable companies, have both recently sought to strengthen their spatial data capture capabilities with strategic investments into new spatial technologies.

Google’s Skybox Imaging renamed to Terra Bella

Google has just announced that Skybox Imaging has been renamed Terra Bella. The new name is to intended to indicate a change of focus from just a satellite imaging company to pioneering the search for patterns of change in the physical world.

Opinion article: Is Satellite Imagery Better Than Drone Imagery?

Jesse Vollmar, CEO of FarmLogs, recently addressed the question of whether or not satellite imagery is better than drone imagery. He outlined six reasons why he believes satellite imagery trumps drone imagery in agriculture.

OGC Announces Oil Spill Response Common Operating Picture Recommended Practice

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces that the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) through the Geomatics Committee and IPIECA (the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues) have issued, in cooperation with OGC and Resource Data, Inc., the OGC IOGP/IPIECA Recommended Practice for a Common Operating Picture for Oil Spill Response.

ESA and SAP agree to share Sentinel data

ESA and the software company SAP have signed a letter of intent to develop innovative approaches for the quick and efficient processing of large amounts of Earth observation data through access to processing platforms.

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