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April 26, 2017


Cadiz , Spain
Wednesday April 26, 2017 — Friday April 28, 2017

April 27, 2017


Porto , Portugal
Thursday April 27, 2017 — Friday April 28, 2017

May 02, 2017


Pisa , Italy
Tuesday May 2, 2017 — Friday May 5, 2017

May 05, 2017

May 08, 2017


Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa ,
Monday May 8, 2017 — Friday May 12, 2017

May 09, 2017


Geneva , Switzerland
Tuesday May 9, 2017 — Thursday May 11, 2017

Bucharest , Romania
Tuesday May 9, 2017

May 10, 2017


Lund , Sweden
Wednesday May 10, 2017 — Thursday May 11, 2017

May 12, 2017


Frascati , Italy
Friday May 12, 2017
GEO Work Programme Symposium
Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa ,
Friday May 12, 2017 — Saturday May 13, 2017

May 15, 2017


Lisbon , Portugal
Monday May 15, 2017 — Thursday May 18, 2017

May 16, 2017


Rotterdam , Netherlands
Tuesday May 16, 2017 — Sunday June 18, 2017

London , United Kingdom
Tuesday May 16, 2017 — Thursday May 18, 2017

May 17, 2017


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Wednesday May 17, 2017
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News

GAF team to provide technical assistance to GMES & Africa Support Programme

(Munich, 24 February 2017) GAF AG is pleased to announce the award of the “GMES and Africa Support Programme Technical Assistance Team” service contract by the European Commission. The services consist of the provision of support and consulting to the African Union Commission (AUC), which is coordinating the GMES & Africa initiative.

Airbus’ Fodder Production Index with good market introduction for Livestock farmers insurance against climate risks

Toulouse, 01 March 2017 – Within one year after its introduction, the Fodder Production Index for monitoring grass production is already being used by most of the insurance companies. Developed by Airbus based on its long experience in the agricultural sector it allows estimation and compensation, if applicable, without a site visit by an expert.

Snapplanet App wins Top Prize at Space App Camp

28 February 2017

Developers of an app that combines the increasing availability of satellite images with social networking took home the top prize at this year’s Space App Camp in Barcelona.

Crop watch

A smart agriculture solution is identifying areas at risk of insect swarming activities using satellite data, crowdsourcing and machine learning. Lena Nietbaur reports

Smarter farming

A new project hopes to offer German farmers the benefits of the latest advances in satellite imagery.

MDA to Acquire DigitalGlobe

San Francisco CA (SPX) Feb 27, 2017. DigitalGlobe brings to the combined company the industry’s most sophisticated satellite imaging constellation, a 17-year time-lapse image library, a world-class ground infrastructure, and a growing ecosystem of geospatial content producers and consumers leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to address complex global problems at scale.

Airbus Partners with Bird.i for Easy Access to Fresh Earth Observation Imagery

Toulouse, 27/02/2017: Airbus Defence and Space has closed a partnership agreement with Bird.i, a global platform for accessing the world’s best satellite, airborne and drone imagery. Objective of the partnership is to allow real-time on-line visualisation of Airbus Defence and Space freshest Pléiades and SPOT satellite images, and support the development of new applications and services across a wide range of related analytics markets.

Marine-EO: All eyes on Horizon 2020’s first Earth Observation Pre-Commercial Procurement

Azores, 23th February 2017

Since 1st of January 2017, the Horizon 2020 project Marine-EO has been officially started, aiming at the implementation of the first Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) for Earth Observation services.

Sentinel-2B satellite ready for launch from Kourou – Copernicus´ ‘Colour Vision’ gets its second eye

Friedrichshafen, 24/02/2017 – Sentinel-2B, Europe´s next Copernicus satellite is being readied by engineers from Airbus for a 7 March 2017 lift-off from Kourou, French Guiana. Sentinel-2B will be the fifth satellite of Europe’s environmental monitoring programme Copernicus to be launched. Copernicus is an operational programme led by the European Commission (EC) in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA). The Copernicus Sentinels supply remote sensing data of the Earth to deliver key operational services related to environment and security.

Exhibition & Forum: Weather • Climate • Water EO and Green economy 2017

will take place in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, on 14-15 June 2017.

European Space Imaging underlines its role as main provider of VHR satellite imagery to the European Commission

(Munich, 21/02/17) The Munich-based company has been awarded another major supply contract for VHR satellite data and services to support checks within the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

ESA affirms open access policy for images, videos and data

ESA today announced it has adopted an Open Access policy for its content such as still images, videos and selected sets of data.

DLR commissions Airbus to develop the payload and payload ground segment for MERLIN – the first Franco-German Earth observation satellite.

Ottobrunn, 17/02/2017 – Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, has signed a contract with Space Administration at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to develop and build all components of the German contribution to the German-French Earth observation mission MERLIN.

The Airbus SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 satellites witness the increased water level of the Oroville Reservoir

Toulouse, 17/02/2017 – Due to recent and heavy rainfall, the water level of Lake Oroville has drastically increased, reaching a dangerous peak which led to the evacuation of over 100,000 people as a precaution, in case there was a dam failure.

e-GEOS signs a multi-year contract in China with Vastitude

e-GEOS, a joint venture between Telespazio (80%) and the Italian Space Agency (20%), and Beijing Vastitude Technology, Chinese company active in the field of remote sensing and geo-information, have signed a multi-year agreement for the distribution in China of satellite data and related operational services generated by the Italian COSMO-SkyMed constellation.

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