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28 September 2020 —  2 October 2020

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Bonn , Germany
7 December 2020 — 11 December 2020
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Happy 200th Birthday NOAA

NOAA is 200 years old.

Tele Atlas Gives TomTom One Week to Counter Garmin

Tele Atlas NV is giving its original merger suitor, TomTom, a week to match Garmin’s counter merger bid. Tele Atlas said that it had received Garmin’s proposal, and that its management and supervisory boards “have concluded that the Garmin proposal qualifies as a superior proposal, as defined in the TomTom agreement.” It further said it had notified TomTom that the boards intend to support and recommend Garmin’s proposal, unless TomTom matches it within the five-business-day period, as decreed in the TomTom agreement, expiring at the close of business in the Netherlands on November 8.

ESRI Geoinformatik and Intermap Technologies Partner to Serve Germany’s Geospatial Community

ESRI Geoinformatik, GmbH and Intermap Technologies Corp. are teaming up to enable Geographic Information Systems (GIS) users to gain access to mapping data, applications, and solutions based on Intermap’s highly-accurate 3D elevation data and ESRI’s GIS and Mapping software.

ESA GlobModel Workshop

The GlobModel project workshop on Strengthening the Use of Earth Observation in Earth System Modelling, will be held from September 12-13 at ESA-ESRIN.

ESA & Thales Alenia Space complete contract for GMES Sentinel-1

ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain met with Pascale Sourisse, President and CEO of Thales Alenia Space, during the Paris Air Show (June 18th ‘ 24th) to sign a contract for the Sentinel-1 spacecraft. The 229 million euro contract calls for the design and development of Sentinel-1, the first of five Earth observation satellites to be built for Europe’s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) program. The five satellites will make up the first series of operational satellites responding to the Earth observation needs of the GMES program, a joint initiative of the European Commission and ESA. Sentinel-1, scheduled for launch in 2011 will ensure the continuity of C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar data together with ESA’s ERS and Envisat satellites. The Sentinel-2 and 3 spacecraft, currently set for launch in 2012, will support land and ocean monitoring, while the Sentinel-4 and 5 satellites will be dedicated to meteorology and climatology through atmospheric chemistry.

Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland appoints The GeoInformation Group as first Licensed Partner

The GeoInformation® Group, publishers of Cities Revealed aerial photography, announce today its strategic partnership with OSNI (Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland).

GAF AG to conclude AQUIFER project on African transboundary water management supported by Earth observation

Encouraging results enable launch of follow-up project “Geo-Aquifer”

GAF AG, an internationally active geo-information technology company located in Munich, Germany, today announces the upcoming completion of the AQUIFER project. The final workshop will take place in Tunis at the beginning of September 2007. AQUIFER is one of the demonstrator projects of ESA’s “Earth observation for Integrated Water Resources Management in Africa” initiative, known as TIGER and funded by ESA’s Data User Element (DUE) programme. GAF AG is the leader of the AQUIFER team.

GAF AG to establish a computerized mining title cadastre for Nigeria

Efficient and reliable management of mining titles with SIGTIM

GAF AG has been awarded a contract to set-up a new computerised and countrywide mining cadastre system for Nigeria. After the successful completion of contract negotiations GAF has started work on-site in June 2007. The project aims to improve governance in the mining sector, through the establishment of a transparent system to grant, manage and cancel permits. The efficient and reliable management of mining titles is considered as a backbone to increase investment and growth in the mining sector of Nigeria.

Raytheon Helps Develop IT for Ocean Observatories Initiative

By George Walsh

Extreme weather monitoring boosted by space sensor

The first soil moisture maps with a spatial resolution of one km are available online for the entire southern African subcontinent. As soil moisture plays an important role in the global water cycle, these maps, based on data from ESA’s Envisat satellite, will lead to better weather and extreme-event forecasting, such as floods and droughts.

Climate Change: Broad Public Debate on Commission Green Paper on Climate change on 3 July

The recent Green Paper published by the European Commission sets out options for EU action to help the process of adaptation to climate change across Europe. Adaptation means taking action to cope with changing climatic conditions, for example by using scarce water resources more efficiently or ensuring the frail and elderly are properly cared for during heatwaves. The Green Paper aims to stimulate a broad public debate on adaptation in Europe, starting with a major stakeholder conference hosted by the Commission on 3 July in Brussels.

Small Satellite Constellations: Opening a New Era in Sustainable Earth Observation

Earth Observation (EO) with satellites has become well established in the last decades, among others the US Landsat series and European ERS-1, ERS-2 and ENVISAT. However, Earth Observation applications have been slow to develop and become commercially viable. However, small low-cost satellites are changing the equation. With a cost one-tenth of the original satellites, and a much more rapid build-launch cycle, these are bringing Earth Observation into a fully operational phase.

IEEE-SA Seeks Volunteer Members for Work on Earth Observation Standards

The IEEE Committee on Earth Observations Standards working group (ISWG) is seeking volunteers to participate in standards-related tasks designed to progress the Group on Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). The IEEE is one of more than 40 international organizations that are part of GEOSS óa global Earth Observation System that, over the next decade, will revolutionize the understanding of Earth and how it works.

GMES Atmosphere Service Implementation Group

The GMES atmosphere implementation group (IG) has been established and held its first constitutive meeting on 18 June 2007 in Brussels.

UN-Habitat Signs Agreement with ITC

UN-Habitat and the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) are clustering their knowledge in the field of urban development in developing countries. On 29 June, director of UN-Habitat Dr. Anna Tibaijuka and ITC rector Prof. Martien Molenaar signed an agreement relating to cooperation in the fields of capacity development, training and research.

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