2adapt is a spin-off of the Climate Change Impacts Adaptation and Modelling research group, from the Lisbon University. 2adapt promotes an integrated approach to climate risk management based on the convergence of three international agreements: (i) the Sendai Framework, which establishes priority areas for risk management; (Ii) the Paris agreement, to ensure global warming below 2°C; and (iii) the Sustainable Development Goals, that addresses the needs of the present while safeguarding the Earth’s life-support system, on which the welfare of current and future generations depends. 2adapt is up for the challenge and uses cutting-edge science and technology to improve your knowledge and understanding, by providing the tools and products to quantify, monitor and manage climate impacts and risks.
CLS, subsidiary of the French Space Agency (CNES) and IFREMER has 700 employees around the world and 5 strategic sectors of activity, including sustainable management of fisheries, environment and climate monitoring, maritime surveillance, energy resources and mining, and fleet management. For more than 30 years, CLS has contributed to major international space programs and research initiatives, via satellite instrument specification, ground system operation, data production and quality control. In parallel, CLS has developed a wide range of operational services using satellite and in-situ data to help citizens and their governments find the right answers to tomorrow’s sustainability challenges.
ColomboSky, based in Rome, was constituted in 2017 and incubated by ESA BIC Lazio and Lazio Innova. It was born with the aim of collecting all the skills needed to convey the biggest impact possible to marine problems using remote sensing for Earth Observation. A number of talents have been onboarded in the fields of remote sensing using optical and radar images, marine biology, machine learning, image processing, oceanography and oceanographic modelling. ColomboSky today develops AquaX, an accurate and complete water quality monitoring tool for marine aquaculture. It can monitor with global coverage multiple critical and noncritical fish health parameters, detecting and warning in time about the most frequent threats such as harmful algal bloom, jellyfish bloom and oil spills.
DHI GRAS is specialised in satellite image and data processing for hydrology, water quality, environmental assessment and land cover mapping. DHI GRAS handles the entire data flow from the reception and processing of satellite images to the delivery of the requested final information product. Our long experience in the market enables us to access the right data to the right price for our clients. Hundreds of different Earth Observation satellites and recent improvements in spatial resolution enables us to provide the highest quality of data for specialised geo-information products as a competitive alternative to aerial photography and field visits in many different applications.
Technological innovation is at the heart of Effigis’ business strategy, with a view to providing value-added geospatial products and services. The Earth Observation Division assists the company’s clients in getting the best from all available geospatial data sources. Services cover the entire value chain including image acquisition (archive and satellite tasking), image processing (including advanced AI techniques), image interpretation and geospatial information extraction, cartographic production and 3D representation, in addition to Web mapping applications design and implementation. Our clients chiefly come from the following sectors: mining, aeronautics, energy, civil engineering, as well as land and natural resources management.
e-GEOS, an ASI (20%) / Telespazio (80%) company, is a leading international player in the Earth Observation and Geo-Spatial Information business. e-GEOS offers a unique portfolio of application services, also thanks to the superior monitoring capabilities of COSMO-SkyMed costellation, and has acquired leading position within European Copernicus Program. Covering the whole value chain, from data acquisition to the generation of analytics reports, e-GEOS is working for big data analytics, based on the integration of different sources. e-GEOS application platforms include services for: environmental protection, rush mapping in support to natural disaster management, specialized products for defense and intelligence, oil spill and ship detection for maritime surveillance, interferometric measurements for landslides and ground subsidence analysis, thematic mapping for agriculture and forestry. In support to its operational applications, e-GEOS operates the Matera Space Centre for acquisition, archiving and processing of multi-mission satellite dataincluding COSMO-SkyMed and ESA Sentinels.
eLEAF is a Netherlands based high-tech company that provides satellite based applications and data to optimise agricultural production and support sustainable water management. eLEAF’s product offering is targeted at the entire agri-business value chain ranging from farmers to food processors as well as non-profit organizations, public institutions and governments. The core of eLEAF’s technology is called Pixel Intelligence Mapping (PiMapping®). It generates detailed time series of among others biomass production, crop water consumption, crop water stress and water productivity. PiMapping® technology is used for field scale assessments up to continental monitoring. Our data is quantified, accurate and based on state of the art satellite technology and is used globally as the basis of innovative applications.
EOMAP is leading service provider for mapping and monitoring aquatic environments worldwide. Using the latest remote sensing technologies, we support our clients in a range of coastal, marine and aquatic applications. Amongst others, EOMAP provides satellite-derived mapping and software products such as bathymetry, water quality and seafloor maps, and offers online solutions for environmental monitoring of coastal and inland waters. Our clients benefit from cost and time savings, rapid data access and worldwide coverage. We provide new and innovative mapping and monitoring packages and consult our clients in all related aspects. EOMAP established in Munich area in 2006 as a spin-off from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and established an Australian office in 2016.
everis is a multinational group that offers to its clients services and solutions that add high value covering all the value chain areas of a company, from defining the strategy, to design, development, integration, implementation and maintenance of technological solutions. everis started its path in 1996, initially in Spanish IT business consulting and is still living a continued expansion process, with more than 19,000 employees in just 20 years: – Geographical diversification: Latin America, Europe, United States, Middle East, etc. – Business line diversification: strategic consulting, process outsourcing, health, environment, Aerospace and Defense, risk capital, etc. In 2014 NTT DATA acquired everis to form a global company that sits within the “Global TOP5” of world providers, referring to the service consulting market. everis Aerospace and Defence, the everis Group’s Aerospace and Defence Division, offers global solutions for implementing critical systems in aerospace, defence, security and simulation sectors, integrating reliable and innovative technologies though proprietary development and through the SMEs with which the Group has strategic alliances as leading partners.
FIHAC / Environmental Hydraulics Institute “IHCantabria”
The Environmental Hydraulics Institute “IHCantabria” is a joint research center that carries out research, knowledge transfer and training of specialists in the fields of fresh and saltwater. It was founded in 2007 integrating two university departments with over twenty years of expertise in the fields of hydrodynamics; sediment transport, coastal evolution, coastal structures, coastal/ports/river engineering, estuarine dynamics, transport processes; marine and river environmental sciences; water quality; natural and anthropogenic coastal risks; numerical and physical modelling of water-related processes and integrated coastal and river basin management. IH Cantabria is nowadays an international reference centre specialized in basic and applied research focusing on the development of studies, methodologies and tools for the management of river, coastal and marine systems, including superficial and subterraneous waters, transitional and coastal water bodies integrating the relevant processes as well as the socio-economic aspects associated with an efficient and sustainable management of the water cycle.
GAF AG is an internationally active company with leading competence and expertise in applied remote sensing, geo-data, and information systems. GAF was founded in 1985 and has an experience record in over 140 countries worldwide. The company offers a complete portfolio of earth observation data and is nowadays a leader in comprehensive value-adding services, GIS and database applications, geo-consulting as well as software development. GAF currently employs 220 highly skilled staff and has an extensive track record of successful geo-information projects in the fields of security, agriculture, forestry, environment, infrastructure, geology, mining, land monitoring and disaster management. The company’s activities are overseen by the CEO, Dr. Sebastian Carl.
Geo212 is a geointelligence and satellite imagery consulting company mainly involved in geospatial data engineering. Geo212 activities cover various fields such as environmental studies, OpenSource Intelligence, Research, analysis and qualification of satellite image, open sources, social networks, etc.). The spatial component is present in all Geo212’s projects. Geo212 designs and produces value-added and innovative geospatial services and products. Geo212’s core clients are mainly large industrial groups (Airbus, THALES etc.), or institutional ones (CNES, DGA, IGN, SATCEN). A large part of Geo212 revenues comes from the defence market.
Natural hazard and risk modeling in relation to geospatial technology has been a core business of geomer since its establishment. This include an advanced expertise of geospatial data management and GIS software. geomer consists of three business units: spatial IT, natural hazards and risk, and location analytics. The spatial IT unit focuses on the implementation of web and desktop GIS, the natural hazard and risk unit concentrates on flood processes modelling as well as on the estimation of their consequences thru loss estimation models based on EO data. The location analytics unit emphasizes on geospatial analytics, geospatial data delivery and enrichment. All of geomer’s services support a wide variety of businesses such as water resources, telecommunications; agriculture, forestry.
GeoVille is an internationally operating company, providing consultancy, services and products related to remote sensing, geo-information and geographic information systems and has longstanding experience in the field of environmental monitoring, focusing on the development of a multi-scale and multi-purpose land monitoring system. GeoVille’s focus is on the integration of satellite Earth observation-based information and in-situ data in order to provide assessment and monitoring services. GeoVille enables geographic accounting of human and natural dynamics through a satellite’s eye, adding the spatial dimension to information gathering, analysis and monitoring, for policy support and informed decision making.
The environmental and agriculture sector need precise location intelligence for their daily operations. This usually involves a lot of data, know-how, time and money. GREENSPIN provides data and software solutions based on artificial intelligence that automatically deliver objective facts on land use in near real-time. This is done by feeding deep learning algorithms with millions of satellite images and weather data. The company offers lean online GIS applications based on deep learning and Earth Observation that deliver affordable insights on land use within seconds. These insights include crop area estimates and forecasts for crop production, field-based or regional analytics on vegetation performance, ripeness and yield as well as drone data analytics. GREENSPIN is located in Wrzburg, Germany.
Hatfield applies remote sensing technology for international development in the infrastructure, energy, mining, forestry, and water sectors. Building on decades of experience in environmental, social, and data sciences, Hatfield applies cutting-edge approaches to acquire, integrate, and analyse Earth observation data to deliver geo-spatial products and strategic information. With experience in over 40 countries, Hatfield provides services to government, the private sector, international finance institutions, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations. Hatfield’s expertise includes environmental and social impact assessments, environmental and social safeguards, sustainable forest management, water resources management, remote sensing and GIS, and information and communications technologies. Hatfield has a successful record of management, coordination, and delivery of projects that require environmental and social science expertise combined with Earth observation technologies.
ICube-SERTIT is part of the University of Strasbourg (UNISTRA) providing Disaster Risk Management and Forestry Services in this contract . SERTIT supports rapid mapping management and value adding within the International Charter (CNES) and the EC’s Copernicus EMS Rapid Mapping (e-GEOS Prime), covering natural disasters and humanitarian crises. Within Copernicus EMS Risk and Recovery and CEOS Disaster WG’s Recovery Observatory, SERTIT provides risk analysis, impact assessment and reconstruction services.SERTIT provides services to forestry partners in windfall damage and tree infestation plus logging, clearing and tree-type mapping mostly over the vast French Grand Est region. SERTIT is backed by EOST Laboratory (UNISTRA/CNRS) in land deformation and earth-science (ESA GEP), and by LIVE (UNISTRA) working on images, the city and environment.
An international scientific institute, IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) conducts policy-oriented research into large and complex problems of common concern to many countries and requiring cooperation. Funded by scientific institutions globally, IIASA is independent and unconstrained by political or national self-interest. Within IIASA’s Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) program, the Center for Earth Observation and Citizen Science (EOCS) conducts research on Earth Observation, in collaboration with GEO and national space agencies, and devises new approaches and technologies to collect, harmonize, and verify spatial information. Its Geo-Wiki platform provides citizens with the means to engage in environmental monitoring. EOCS has extensive experience in land use and environmental assessment, and developing successful crowdsourcing mobile applications. EOCS is at the intersection of Earth Observation and Citizen Science.
Indra is one of the leading global technology and consulting companies and the technological partner for core business operations of its customers world-wide. It is a world-leader in providing proprietary solutions in specific segments in Transport and Defence markets, and the leading firm in Digital Transformation Consultancy and Information Technologies in Spain and Latin America through its affiliate Minsait. The Earth Observation Applications unit within the Space area of Indra has more than 20 years’ experience in developing products and services based on satellite imagery and Remote Sensing techniques.
isardSAT is a group of R&D SMEs providing, since 2006, engineering and scientific remote sensing solutions to our clients, based on our expertise in altimetry, passive microwave and SAR technologies, with two fully owned subsidiaries: isardSAT-UK (Guildford) and isardSAT-PL (Gdynia). With a strong focus on user experience and technological innovation, conducts algorithm development, geophysical validation, product generation, and service delivery and dissemination activities. It is involved in applications and service-based projects for the exploitation of EO data from altimeters, synthetic aperture radars and microwave radiometers. isardSAT works on the climate change, hydrology, agriculture, natural disasters and atmospheric pollution domains. Space technologies, scientific applications, and Operational Services are the three main areas of activities.
I-SEA is a private company located in Bordeaux (France) founded in 2014 by a team of coastal oceanographers. Spin-off of an hybrid technological department at Bordeaux University (Geo-Transfert / ADERA Association), the founders have 15+ years of experience in coastal issues: coastal geomorphology and sediment dynamics, coastal hydrodynamics, marine biology and applications of satellite remote sensing to these areas of expertise. More specifically, the i-Sea team develops and commercializes services for the surveillance of the coastal bathymetry, of the coastline and erosion, of the biodiversity of wetlands and of water quality and hydrodynamics.
The non-profit association ITHACA, based in Torino, Italy, is a center of applied research devoted to support humanitarian activities in response to natural disasters by means of remote sensing techniques. ITHACA, founded in 2006 by Politecnico di Torino with the financial support of the Compagnia di San Paolo, has built strong competences in the field of acquisition, management and elaboration of geographic and cartographic data mainly for emergency management purposes. With a view to cooperate with the World Food Programme (UN-WFP) – the world’s largest operational humanitarian agency – the association was founded as a centre of applied research for the distribution of products and services related to Information Technology in support of humanitarian operations.
KSAT (Kongsberg Satellite Services) is a world leading provider of satellite ground network services and earth observation services. From the headquartes in Norway, KSAT has been pioneering the ground segment business since 1968, and introduced near real-time operational monitoring services in the 1990s. KSAT’s global ground network, consisting of stations ideally located at both poles and at hand-picked mid-latitude locations, provides highly reliable communication services between space and ground. Supporting space agencies and leading commercial space organizations globally, the KSAT Ground Station Network includes more than 20 sites around the globe with approximately 150 antenna installations. Leveraging the world’s fastest acquisition and processing chain, KSAT has specialized in providing operational maritime monitoring and earth observation data in near real-time.
Mallon Technology is an Irish SME that has provided geospatial solutions and services since the company was formed in 1995. Our customers span central government departments, utility network providers, local authorities and private companies. Location is at the heart of everything we do at Mallon Technology. We can leverage our expertise in GIS and Remote Sensing technologies, techniques and analysis to help our customers get the most out of their spatial data. Our geospatial services cover consultancy, data capture, data analysis, data management, project management and training services. Our in-house Earth Observation expertise enables us to provide bespoke EO data analytic services.
N7 Mobile is a private limited liability company specialized in mobile app development. Company creates complete solutions for banking, entertainment and Earth Observation products. Previously N7 Mobile was involved in creation of the data dissemination service for Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring on the Polish lakes as well as the mobile application for the forecasting of the HAB drift on the Baltic Sea.
NHAZCA S.r.l. is a Spin-off Company of “Sapienza” University of Rome, international leader in the analysis and monitoring of natural hazards and large infrastructures for the management and mitigation of risks. NHAZCA provides specialized consultancies in the geological, geotechnical and civil engineering fields through innovative remote sensing techniques such as Satellite and Terrestrial SAR Interferometry, PhotoMonitoringTM and UAV Surveys. NHAZCA represents a reference partner for entities and companies in charge of land and urban planning, civil protection, oil & gas, mining, large infrastructures and conservation of the architectural and monumental heritage. Thanks to the high technical and scientific expertise and to the support of excellent scientific and commercial partners, NHAZCA organizes highly professionalizing courses in the field of geotechnical and structural monitoring.
NOA (National Observatory of Athens) is a research institute dealing with both pre-operational (R&D) and applied/operational (high TRL) EO services. Our team has an internationally established reputation and excellent experience in the use of remote sensing and GIS technology. The Institute through the establishment and operation of a Center of Excellence (BEYOND) focuses on several thematic areas (Agriculture, Energy) with a dominant role on Disaster Monitoring. NOA, through its systematic participation in competitive funded projects, has achieved a considerable excellence in the area of EO-based natural disaster monitoring, management and capacity building. It has been providing support for Environmental Monitoring, Emergency Planning, Emergency Support and Disaster Recovery to Copernicus EMS, Civil Protection and others with consistent participation to numerous EC, ESA and Copernicus projects.
Planetek Hellas EPE is a company of the Planetek Group. It was founded in 2006 in Athens with the aim to replicate the successful approach to the market of the Group leader Planetek Italia. The company is able to provide solutions and systems to archive, disseminate, publish and share EO products as well as the design, engineering and integration of SDI for the management, analysis and sharing EO based information. Planetek Hellas specific skills cover a) EO value added products and services in the field of urban planning, marine & coastal monitoring, security & defense, disaster management, agriculture and forestry; b) Data fusion procedures for EO/Science value added products and service deliveries; and c) EO/Science Satellite data management and processing for both on-board and on ground deployments.
Planetek Italia is an Italian SME established in 1994, which employs 50 men and women. The Company designs new processes and solutions that simplify the use of geo-localized information. We cover all phases of geo-localized data life cycle, from acquisition, storage, management, analysis and sharing of information in order to produce and generate knowledge according to the Strategic Design principles. Our many application areas cover a) EO based solutions in the field of urban planning, forest, civil protection and emergency response, transport, infrastructures, tourism, renewable energy, smart cities, coastal monitoring and defence; b) Design and development of Spatial Data Infrastructures INSPIRE compliant for geospatial data archive, management and sharing; and c) Data visualisation, statistical and dynamic geo-analytics tools as actionable information for continuous monitoring of the environment.
SIRS (Spatially Referenced Information Systems) supports international and local players in the management of land resources. For more than 30 years, the company has been producing geographical data based on satellite and airborne platforms (aircraft and drones) but also in situ measurements. An experience recognized throughout the world. SIRS delivers to its clients (national and supranational institutions, local governments and corporations) a wide range of services and solutions for decision-making based on: a) Processing and analysis of optical, radar and lidar based Earth observation data (satellites, aircraft, drones and in-situ); and b) A unique and optimized blend of geographic information technologies and methods fit to meet user requirements in a timely and quality assured manner.
Telespazio Ibérica, company based in Madrid with facilities in Barcelona as well, belongs to Telespazio Group, European leader in satellite technology services and geoinformation applications. Telespazio Ibérica is focused on Cartography production, Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems, develops its activities in Spain through its Geo Information Line of Business. Moreover plays an important role in E-GNSS User Services in all applications domains, within Galileo & EGNOS systems, integrated in Spaceopal & ESSP teams; and offers the Telespazio Group SatCom services in Spain. Our company offers specific solutions to technology demanding markets as: Energy, Utilities, Telecommunication, Public administrations, Defence, Transport and Emergencies sectors. Especially remarkable is the participation of Telespazio in the Copernicus Programme Services of Land, Emergency and Security.
TerraMonitor (formerly Satellio Oy) is a Space Data company. TerraMonitor gives professionals the power to analyze, build and organize geographical information into actionable insights by leveraging up-to-date satellite data and AI.
TERRASIGNA is a Romanian based company focused on Earth Observation data processing and highly innovative geo-information services development. The area of expertise includes environment and critical infrastructure monitoring; exploitation platforms and big data processing and analytics. TERRASIGNA’s Persistent Scattered Interferometry (PSI) processing system used for risk analysis services was certified in 2014 by DLR within ESA project – TERRAFIRMA as Operational Service Provider (OSP). TERRASIGNA developed services and case studies in challenging environments, such as Bolivia and Haiti, for a portfolio of national, European and international clients.
UNINOVA is a research institute majoritively owned by the New University of Lisbon / FCT. The CA3-UNINOVA research group joins together UNINOVA researchers with interests in the areas of Computational Intelligence, Intelligent Decision Systems and Intelligent Image Processing. CA3-UNINOVA application projects are focused on: AeroSpace, Biomedicine and Environment.
World from Space
World from Space is a start-up company from Brno, Czech Republic, incubated by the ESA BIC Brno. Their key areas of interests are vegetation, drought and urban monitoring. It helps cities to adapt to climate change by providing initial analysis, proposing adaptation measures and monitoring their results. It develops interactive web applications visualizing information from satellite data and enabling public participation. World from Space focuses on bringing simple and understandable insights for information-driven and evidence-based decision making. It specialises in the EU Copernicus data analysis and visualisation. World from Space is a winner of the Copernicus Masters Governmental Challenge 2018.