Astrium is the number one company in Europe for space
technologies and the third in the world. In 2012, Astrium
had a turnover close to €5 billion and 18,000 employees
worldwide, mainly in France, Germany, the United Kingdom,
Spain and the Netherlands. Astrium is the sole European
company that covers the whole range of civil and defence
space systems and services.
CGI (formerly Logica) is a global IT and business process
services provider with 70,000 professionals in 40 countries.
In Earth observation we specialise in complex,
mission-critical ground systems for data processing, and in
innovative downstream applications turning the data into
valuable, usable information.
European Space Imaging (EUSI)
Operating their own ground station, European Space Imaging
(EUSI) is the leading supplier of Very High-Resolution (VHR)
satellite imagery to European users. Working closely with
government and industry, EUSI provide optimised VHR imagery
solutions to meet the project requirements of their diverse
customer base. They are members of the WorldView Global
GMV is a trusted partner of leading satellite operators,
satellite manufacturers and Space Agencies worldwide. Since
1984, we provide engineering, software development and
systems integration in the areas of mission analysis, GNC,
satellite control, flight dynamics, data processing, mission
planning, navigation, on board software and applications.
Involved in more than 300 satellite missions and having a
GMV’s portfolio of flight proven products for satellite
operations, today in more than 150 satellites.
Global Surface Intelligence has developed a high performance
software environment built on super computers which enables
big data analytics for the space sector. This powerful
platform will allow GSi and its partners to develop and
bring to market revolutionary new data services. GSi’s first
data service is GSi-Biomass which measures timber density
directly. It provides above ground biomass carbon stock and
sequestration data with full global coverage dating back to
2001. The regression derived data is available online and it
has been verified against 10 million ground survey points
and comes with an error analysis for accuracy assessment.
Jena-Optronik : GlobWetland II Toolbox – a JOP Land
Cover Toolbox release
The JOP Land Cover Toolbox contains functions for
segmentation, classification & change mapping. It is
available as standalone and ArcGIS integration. The
GlobWetland II release was used to produce more than 3000
wetland maps & indicators around the Mediterranean.
MDA delivers advanced geospatial information solutions
derived from the RADARSAT satellite, commercial optical
satellites, and aerial systems. Our experience in delivering
solutions for complex and demanding operational support has
made MDA the primary source used by the Civil Government,
Defence and Security, Energy, and Aviation sectors.
MetaSensing B.V is a high-tech company located in
Netherlands, operating in the radar and SAR field. It is one
of the unique companies in the world which offer airborne
and ground-based radar sensors and services for mapping,
monitoring and surveillance, both for commercial and
scientific applications. The products are based on the
combination of innovative radar technology developed in more
than a decade of advanced research and Synthetic Aperture
Radar (SAR) techniques.
The National Centre for Earth Observation is a
Natural Environment Research Council centre and a
partnership of UK academic scientists. We use data from
satellites to monitor global and regional changes in the
environment to learn more about the Earth’s system and
improve predictions of future environmental conditions.
RapidEye is a leading provider of quality
high-resolution satellite imagery. With a constellation of
five satellites, RapidEye images up to five million km2
every day, and adds approximately one billion km2 of imagery
to its archive yearly. Exploring RapidEye's archive is easy
with EyeFind at eyefind.rapideye.com.
Serco is today among the Space News Top 50 Space
Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies. However it is
since the inception of a coordinated European space
organisation that our employees continue to provide their
technical, scientific and management skills to the full
range of European cornerstone space missions.
Telespazio Vega UK
Telespazio (Finmeccanica/Thales) is one of the major global
suppliers of geospatial application solutions and services.
Through its subsidiary e-GEOS (ASI/Telespazio), GAF, and
Telespazio VEGA UK, it is active in all areas of the Earth
Observation, from satellite data acquisition and processing
to the development and distribution of software and
University of Edinburgh Logo
Edinburgh is a leading centre for the development of
applications for satellite data and defining science and
requirements. Applications are focused on global forests,
cryosphere and the atmosphere. A linking theme across all
areas is in the understanding of the carbon cycle and the
effects of global
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Defra is the UK government department responsible for policy
and regulations on environmental, food and rural issues.
Priorities are to grow the rural economy, improve the
environment and safeguard animal and plant health. Defra is
a ministerial department, supported by 39 agencies and
Weather and climate change forecasts for the UK and
worldwide. World leading weather services for the public,
business, and government.
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
NERC is the UK's largest funder of environmental science,
investing £330m a year. Our scientists study and monitor the
whole planet from pole to pole; from the deep Earth and
oceans to the edge of space. We address and respond to
critical issues such as environmental hazards, resource
security and environmental change.