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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 Resources

EU plans to reinforce disaster response capacity by end 2008.

Better disaster response – at home and abroad

ATK to buy Canadian satellite business from MDA

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) is to sell its space business – manufacturer of Canada’s Earth-observation Radarsat and Canadarm robotic arm, to US firm Alliant Techsystems (ATK).

Better flow of satellite data for better management of environmental and security crises

Natural and manmade catastrophes in Europe, America, Asia and Africa, coupled with increased security needs, have further reinforced the need for earth observation systems. The GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) ensures that crisis situations like floods, forest fires or earthquakes can be better anticipated and managed through monitoring the state of our environment. To supply space data in a seamless, integrated, timely and secure way to the GMES users the European Commission and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a 48 million € grant for a coordinated provision of space-based observation data for GMES for its pre-operational phase 2008-2010. This new coherent and cost-efficient approach prefigures an operational service that will offer a comprehensive and sustained supply of space-based earth observation data.

Infoterra wins contract to deliver vegetation survey solution for EDF Energy Networks

New ability to ensure power supplies unaffected by vegetation

The Observatory of European SMEs

The Observatory of European SMEs was established by the Commission in December 1992 in order to improve the monitoring of the economic performance of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe. Its task is to provide information on SMEs to policy-makers, researchers, economists and SMEs themselves.

Brazil/China: Chinese-Brazilian satellite images to be distributed free to Africa

Brazil and China plan to freely distribute satellite images to Africa that will aid the observation of natural disasters and other phenomena, officials from both countries said in Cape Town 28 Nov.

Five Years In Orbit For First DMC Satellite Alsat-1

Algeria celebrates the 5th anniversary of its first satellite, AlSAT-1 which marked the beginning of the country’s national space programme.

IASI Instrument Built By Thales Alenia Space Operational In Orbit

Following the IASI (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer) conference, held in France (Anglet) from 13 to 16 November 2007 and organised by the French Space Agency (CNES) and Eumetsat, Thales Alenia Space is joining the Agencies and the scientists to celebrate the validation of the instrument and the good quality of the first results.

Chinese put up hush-hush observation satellite

China orbited a secretive Earth observation satellite during an unannounced launch Sunday from the Taiyuan space center in the northern part of the nation.

Fast-track to competitive business: European Commission proposes Joint Programme with Member States for research-intensive small companies

R&D-performing Small and Medium-sized companies (SMEs) are the entrepreneurial stars of Europe. Responding to their specific needs, the Commission has adopted today EUROSTARS, a new Joint Programme with 27 EUREKA countries to finance R&D partnerships with research-performing SMEs. In addition to the Commission contribution of EUR 100 million, 22 EU Member states1 and 5 countries associated to FP72 will jointly contribute another EUR 300 million, giving a total investment of EUR 400 million over 6 years. This will, in turn, mobilise up to EUR 400 million in additional private funding, resulting in an estimated EUR 800 million package to support European R&D performing SMEs. Through EUROSTARS, participating countries will pool their national programmes and research funding in favour of SMEs, resulting in better, more efficient use of funds.

European Commission demands better use of European research, innovation and cohesion funding

If the European Union is going to promote the economic and social development of all its Member States, it is essential that the various sources of funding that can support this are used in a coherent way. In a policy paper presented today, the European Commission offers guidance to national and regional authorities on how to interlink Cohesion Policy programmes with innovation and research funding under the Seventh Research Framework Programme and the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme. While proposing a number of ways in which the Commission will work to enable the various sources of funds to be used in the most effective way, the paper clearly calls upon Member States and the regions themselves to play a leading role in making the best use of the European funds at their disposal.

Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging Acquires IONIC

Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging, LLC today announced that it has acquired all outstanding shares of IONIC Software, a geospatial software company headquartered in Liege, Belgium, as well as all the shares of the related American company IONIC Enterprise. Together, these companies are referred to as IONIC.

China To Launch Third Sino-Brazilian Satellite In September

China plans to launch in September the third earth resources satellite jointly developed by China and Brazil, said Sun Laiyan, director of the China National Space Administration here Thursday. Satellite 02B will be soon moved into a space environment simulator and go through a number of tests, said Sun. Before returning to China in April this year, the satellite underwent a series of tests at the Brazilian National Space Research Institute (INPE).

TerraSAR-X, German radar satellite launch successful

The successful launch of the German radar satellite TerraSAR-X on Friday 15 June 2007 at 08:14 local time (04:14 CEST) from the Russian Cosmodrome in Baikonur (Kazakhstan) represents the start of a new level of quality in the mapping of Earth. Over the next five years, new and high-quality radar images of our planet’s surface will be collected.

Siemens (SEN)-ESRI Team Wins Contract for NATO's Geogr. Services Project

ESRI announced today that NATO awarded its Core Geographic Services contract to the Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEN)-ESRI team, which will spearhead a project that will shape the application of geospatial technology in defense for years to come.

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