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July 23, 2018

Valencia , Spain
Monday July 23, 2018 — Friday July 27, 2018

July 30, 2018

Rome , Italy
Monday July 30, 2018 — Friday August 10, 2018

August 01, 2018

Bangkok, Thailand ,
Wednesday August 1, 2018 — Friday August 3, 2018

August 06, 2018

Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil ,
Monday August 6, 2018 — Friday August 10, 2018

August 12, 2018

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ,
Sunday August 12, 2018 — Friday August 17, 2018

August 13, 2018

Bali Indonesia ,
Monday August 13, 2018 — Tuesday August 14, 2018

Amsterdam , Netherlands
Monday August 13, 2018 — Tuesday August 14, 2018

August 15, 2018

Nairobi, Kenya ,
Wednesday August 15, 2018 — Friday August 17, 2018

August 21, 2018

Denver, Colorado , USA
Tuesday August 21, 2018 — Thursday August 23, 2018

August 28, 2018

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania ,
Tuesday August 28, 2018 — Monday September 3, 2018

September 02, 2018

Napoli , Italy
Sunday September 2, 2018 — Friday September 7, 2018

La Valletta , Malta
Sunday September 2, 2018 — Friday September 7, 2018

September 05, 2018

Warsaw , Poland
Wednesday September 5, 2018 — Friday September 7, 2018

September 10, 2018

University of Leicester , United Kingdom
Monday September 10, 2018 — Friday September 14, 2018

September 12, 2018

Geneva, Switzerland ,
Wednesday September 12, 2018 — Friday September 14, 2018
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Business Cooperation: Canada & Finland

Canadian space companies and their industry partners from Finland have been selected to develop four remote-sensing projects through a unique international partnership that will promote the commercial potential of satellite products and services for both Canada and Finland. Source at newswire

Profile of the Seventh Framework Programme

"Building the European Research Area of knowledge for growth?Æ. This central theme is inspired directly by the stated desire to make the ?´Lisbon Strategy?? a success and to set out the ?¨growth triangle?Æ formed by research, education and innovation policy. The Commission??s proposal to establish the Seventh Framework Programme has been before the Council and European Parliament for examination since the beginning of April 2005.

Communication sketching aspects of the forthcoming European Space Policy

For the first time the document reveals the likely components of the policy, namely: a strategy outlining objectives; a definition of the roles and responsibilities of the main actors; a European Space Programme identifying the priorities of the main actors; and a set of implementing principles. Info extracted at CORDIS

Vexcel Acquires Synoptics

Vexcel Corporation, a world leader in remote sensing technologies and services, announced today that it recently acquired the assets of Synoptics, a Netherlands-based remote sensing company and provider of satellite-based geo information and geographical information systems (GIS).

Summary of European Space Policy Communication - Preliminary Elements

The paper responds to the desire of EU and ESA Member States in the ?´Space Council?? to:

European Commission tables first elements for a European Space Policy

The European Commission has now outlined the first elements for a European Space Policy, which is expected to be devised and approved before the end of 2005. Today??s communication (COM(2005)208 final identifies the roles and responsibilities in space policy of the EU, Member States, the European Space Agency (ESA) and other stakeholders and the relevant funding sources and instruments. The Commission also specifies priorities, funding principles and an approach to developing a broad industry policy for Europe as a whole. Info resource European Commission

NERC to review ESA contributions

A consultation meeting to review achievements of NERC??s investments into ESA??s environmental science programmes and future requirements for EOEP-3 The Natural Environment Research Council is to hold a consultation meeting on 27 June in London to review its spending on the European Space Agency's environmental science programmes and future requirements for the Earth Observation Envelope Programme. Info extracted from NERC and ResearchResearch

New Russian Space Programme drafted

The next decade will prove crucial for the Russian space program to be implemented from the period 2006-2015. The Economic Development and Trade Ministry, as well as the Ministry of Finance, will now coordinate this document more quickly. "We examined the program's innovative, intermediate and passive versions," Roskosmos (Federal Space Agency) director Anatoly Perminov noted. "We opted for an intermediate version, after heeding 305-billion-ruble budgetary appropriations,". Info resource at Russian news & information agency

Space: Research and Business Sector

(AGI) - Ancona, May 20 - The industry of the future cannot ignore space as a business factor, as well as European countries cannot do otherwise than overcome terrestrial frontiers to look for new strategies in quality of life. This perspective implies consistent investments in research and technology some do not want to face as the represent a certain risk potential. These were topics discussed at Ancona University during the conference of Italian university rectors, covering all topics related to space activities in five sessions. After Genoa and Naples the expert group arrived in Ancona to discuss "a European space policy: new strategies for innovation and competitiveness". Discussion was based on the seventh EU programme waiting to be definitely approved by the European Parliament. Info extracted from Agenzia Giornalistica Italia

European Space Imaging joins forces with Euromap

European Space Imaging announced that the company has started the distribution of imagery from the new IRS-RESOURCESAT-1 satellite to customers in Europe and North Africa. RESOURCESAT-1 collects imagery at resolutions ranging from 5 to 60 meter which complements European Space Imaging??s product suite of very high resolution IKONOS imagery of up to 80 cm resolution. Point of contact for media: European Space Imaging GmbH

EADS Astrium awarded Korea??s 1st geostationary multifunctional sat contract

EADS Astrium has been awarded a contract from the Korea Aerospace and Research Institute, KARI, to design and manufacture the first Korean multi-function geostationary satellite ?®COMS?∆. The highly advanced COMS satellite has three payloads; one for meteorology, one for ocean observation and one for communications. Info source at www.eads.net

New UNOSAT website with enhanced ergonomy, functionalities and databases

UNOSAT is a United Nations initiative to provide the humanitarian community with access to satellite imagery and Geographic Information System (GIS) services. The goal of UNOSAT is to make satellite imagery and geographic information easily accessible to the humanitarian community and to experts worldwide working to reduce disasters and plan sustainable development. To do this UNOSAT Group acquire satellite images from all commercial providers.

Invitation To Tender (ITT) on the DUE "Innovator- User Partnership"

Invitation To Tender (ITT) on the DUE, "Innovator - User Partnership " has been published on EMITS (ref. AO4808) with a closing date of 28 Juy 2005.
Companies are invited to submit bids for implementing and demonstrating innovative information services responding to the general objectives of the DUE programme.
One or several targeted end-users who are expected to benefit substantially from the proposed services are to be identified and engaged in advance and shall participate actively in the project. Service and product requirements are to be specified in advance at the initiative of the bidding team.
Source information ESA

In an increasingly global and complex world, standards are a vital

Various pieces of research have proved that they bring benefits, including significant economic benefits, to all stakeholders in a community, and to the community in its entirety. What is vital, however, is that the standards produced are appropriate, in particular that they meet the needs of the sector, are workable, and are produced and revised in a timely manner. This requires ongoing liaison with all stakeholders. The development of standards in the area of geographic information has been ongoing for some years now, with a considerable number of standards in the ISO 19100 series developed by ISO/ Technical Committee (TC) 211 and published since 2000. source at http://www.isotc211.org

Group on Earth Observations meets in Geneva

The intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) held its first meeting at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Headquarters in Geneva on May 3-4. Government representatives from 60 nations and the European Commission as well as members from over 40 international and intergovernmental organizations participated.

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