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 Alliance.

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 products.

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Edinburgh is a leading centre for the development of downstream
applications for satellite data and defining science and instrument
requirements. Applications are focused on global forests, the
cryosphere and the atmosphere. A linking theme across all areas is in the understanding of the carbon cycle and the effects of global
environmental change.

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 public bodies.

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.

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