European Space Imaging High-Res Challenge


Is very high resolution (VHR) satellite data the key to your business idea? This year's new European Space Imaging High-Res Challenge will award the best application idea that uses the most advanced VHR data. Seize your chance to win a satellite imagery data package from European Space Imaging (EUSI) worth EUR 20,000 and submit your idea now! To find out more about the challenge: the prize sponsor, European Space Imaging GmbH (EUSI); and related news, simply read on!

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EUROPEAN SPACE IMAGING HIGH-RES CHALLENGE SEEKS IDEAS

European Space Imaging (EUSI) - Europe's leading provider of very high-resolution (VHR) satellite data - is looking for the best application idea that uses the most advanced VHR satellite data. Of particular interest to the company are application ideas that are easily implementable and sustainable while promising to cut costs and create efficiencies. Participants are required to submit a detailed application idea, including business concept. This is an opportunity to develop your dream project.

Prize:
The winner will be awarded a satellite imagery data package from EUSI worth up to EUR 20,000 for use in developing the winning application further.

Evaluation:
Please note that in order to determine the winner of the European Space Imaging High-Res Challenge, three to five finalists may be contacted via email/phone during the week of 24-28 September.

To submit your business idea, please visit www.gmes-masters.com before 16 September 2012.




EUROPEAN SPACE IMAGING and GMES

EUSI currently provides VHR optical data to the GMES programme from DigitalGlobe's satellite constellation, which consists of WorldView-1, WorldView-2, and QuickBird. The imagery supports a range of services for monitoring the environment and supporting civil security activities at the European, national, and regional levels. Particularly for GMES emergency services like SAFER or GMOSAIC, an instant tasking option for VHR optical data is crucial for immediate assessments and can be fully supported through EUSI using the company's local WorldView ground station, and through its close connection with the WorldView Global Alliance partner DigitalGlobe.




IMPROVEMENTS IN VHR SATELLITE TECHNOLOGIES

Like most technologies, very high-resolution (VHR) satellites have seen huge technical improvements over the past 10 years. In light of the ever-increasing number of satellites in orbit, an important question is now at the forefront of users' minds: "Which satellite should I use?…Read the full article on European Space Imaging, that was published in the June edition of GeoInformatics Magazine here:

PDF GEO412_Article_EUSI

GeoInformatics Nr.4 / June / Volume 15




EVENTS

22 to 27 July IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Remote Sensing for a Dynamic Earth
Munich, Germany
30 July to 10 August Earth Observation Summer School on Earth System Monitoring & Modeling
Frascati, Italy
10 to 12 September ESA Investment Readiness Programme
Harwell, UK
11 to 16 September ILA Berlin Air Show
Berlin, Germany
24 to 29 September 20 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry
Venice, Italy
24 to 28 September Evaluation meeting of European Space Imaging High-Res Challenge -
Finalists will be contacted via email/phone.
9 to 11 October Intergeo
Hanover, Germany
16 October ESA Investment Forum
Toulouse, France
25 October GMES Masters Awards Ceremony
Munich, Germany


The GMES Masters is an initiative of the European Space Agency (ESA), the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and T-Systems and is supported by the European Union, European Space Imaging GmbH, and Astrium Services.


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For further information on the GMES programme, please refer to www.esa.int/gmes and www.ec.europa.eu/gmes.


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