GAF performs workshop on Service Delivery for GMES and Africa partners.

GMES and Africa has kick started training on user uptake, service packaging and communications using Earth Observation products and services to users in 55 African countries.

The workshop takes place in Nairobi, Kenya. The GMES and Africa Support Programme is a 30 million Euro joint programme cofinanced by the European Commission and the African Union commission. It will use and adapt Copernicus Programme data and services to the African context. GMES and Africa covers the entire African continent and is guided by African-owned processes in order to serve African needs.http://gmes4africa.blogspot.com/2018/07/gmes-and-africa-conducted-capacity.html

New CEO at GAF AG: Dr. Sebastian Carl takes over from Dr. Peter Volk on 1 July 2018

After 32 years of working for GAF and more than 11 years in the position of CEO, Peter Volk stepped down from the latter position as planned on 30 June 2018. On 1 July, Sebastian Carl took over as CEO of GAF.

Sebastian Carl has been with the company for more than 25 years and previously already managed large parts of the companies’ activities. With an educational background as an agricultural engineer, he gained a doctorate in SAR imagery analysis using artificial analysis. Among other things, he has worked with the analysis of large volumes of EO data at GAF.

Peter Volk will remain available to the company in order to ensure a smooth transition and assistance with strategic and operative functions. GAF is very pleased that it can provide management continuity and therefore ongoing excellent service to its existing and future clients.

AGIT Symposium

The AGIT Symposium will be taking place again on 4-6 July 2018. For the sixth year in a row, GAF will have a stand at the Expo. You can take a look at our products in a LIVE presentation with the Oculus-Rif system, which will also showcase our high resolution digital elevation models.

We look forward to seeing you at stand no. 6!

Vom 4- 6. Juli 2018 findet wieder das AGIT Symposium statt. Im 6ten Jahr in Folge wird die GAF mit einem Stand auf der Expo vertreten sein. Überzeugen Sie sich selbst von unseren Produkten bei einer LIVE-Präsentation mit der Oculus-Rift! Dabei werden wir unsere hochaufgelösten Digitalen Höhenmodelle präsentieren.

Besuchen Sie uns auf dem Stand Nr. 6!

Weitere Information finden Sie unter https://www.agit.at/

The second phase contract for topographic mapping in the DR of Congo has now been awarded to GAF

GAF AG, together with its partner Telespazio Iberica has begun to map an additional 49,000 sqkm in the northeast of the country based on high-resolution optical satellite data. The consortium has already successfully mapped 84,000 sqkm to support the activities under PROMINES (support to the mining sector project). The maps in scale 1:50,000 (s. example) comply with international standards, and will later be used as base information for geological and mineral potential mapping. This will follow in later stages of this project, which is funded and supervised by the World Bank, Washington.

Slogans created by the GAF staff!

In June, we asked our complete staff to think about a new slogan for GAF. We received so many great slogans! The selection of the “one” slogan was too hard for us. For that reason, we decided that we have to use more than one! Take a closer look at our GAF slogan cloud!

GAF contributes towards future hyperspectral imaging system

User requirements form the very basis for a future hyperspectral satellite mission. As partner in a study on Hyperspectral Imaging Mission Concepts for the Next-Generation Copernicus Space Component, GAF has coordinated the consolidation and assessment of user requirements. This work has been performed with partners including DLR German Aerospace Agency and GFZ Geoforschungszentrum Potsdam and covered a comprehensive number of application domains. Starting from this the lead partner OHB could then develop different mission configurations and a baseline concept.

The work has been carried out in the frame of the HYPERNEXT study, led by OHB Bremen and is funded by and performed for ESA. A summary of the study results is scheduled to become available on the ESA website.

Open call for R&D applications with free-of-charge 5 m DSM

ESA opened a call for R&D applications with our 5 m Euro-Maps 3D DSM products under its Third Party Mission activities. This provides a great opportunity to start-ups in ESA-supported Business Incubation Centres and researchers to try our high-quality product free of charge. See the open call here.

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