GAF AG participating in the project SaWaM

GAF has recently started its activities within the collaborative research project SaWaM (Saisonales Wasserressourcen-Management in Trockenregionen: Praxistransfer regionalisierter globaler Informationen) funded by BMBF (German Ministry for Education and Research). The aim is to improve seasonal water management in semi-arid regions. GAF is leading work package 4 facilitating user dialogue and the development of an online prototype for seasonal water management.

Other partners are:

IRS data now available free of charge to scientific users

ESA LogoGAF AG provides worldwide high and medium resolution archive and fresh data through ESA’s Third Party Mission scheme.

ESA and GAF AG, the exclusive supplier in Europe of optical Indian remote sensing satellite (IRS) data from several missions, have entered into an agreement that makes the data from several Indian missions available to scientific users via ESA’s Third Party Mission (TPM) scheme.

The agreement encompasses European as well as worldwide archive data from the IRS-1C, IRS-1D and Resourcesat-1 missions, as well as archive and fresh data from Resourcesat-2 and Cartosat-1.

GAF and partners awarded contract to map European riparian zones

A European consortium headed by GAF AG has been awarded a contract by the European Environment Agency (EEA) to implement the geographic extension (2012) and complete update (2018) of the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service’s Riparian Zones dataset. The project team consists of four experienced European service providers: GAF (Germany), e-Geos (Italy), GeoVille (Austria) and Indra (Spain). The consortium has signed a €4.2 million framework service contract with the EEA.

GAF AG to map beetle infestations

State-of-the-art satellite imagery are used to monitor the state of the forest in the Berchtesgaden National Park.

Read more about the FAMOS (Forest Application Monitoring System) project on (article in German).

GAF AG presents IAP Efficiency Management Project at ESA Council

GAF has presented the results of the project „European-wide Mobility, Safety and Efficiency Management for Logistics Enterprises” at the ESA Council in Paris. The solution aims at increasing the energy efficiency of logistics and transport service providers. The project has been conducted by GAF together with the partners T-Systems and DB Schenker and is co-funded by ESA as a demonstration project in the frame of the ARTES IAP programme.

GAF AG featured in the ANTRIX INSIGHT January 2017 issue

The 20th anniversary of GAF’s engagement with Antrix was celebrated in 2016. This activity was meant to develop the European market for Indian Earth Observation data and it marked an important milestone for the company. Starting with Euromap, now as GAF branch Neustrelitz, and in co-operation with DLR-DFD, a remarkable success could be achieved by helping to bridge the data gap between the development and start of Copernicus services and the availability of operational Sentinel data.

GAF AG donates to the project OneDollarGlasses (EinDollarBrille e.V.)

As part of a Christmas initiative, GAF staff collected a proud sum for the OneDollarGlasses Association (EinDollarBrille e.V.). This amount was then doubled by the GAF management and a total of 4182€ was donated.

Worldwide, more than 150 million people are in need of glasses but cannot afford them. This means that they cannot learn, get jobs or care better for their families. This motivated the German teacher Martin Aufmuth to start the production of glasses in 2010 using materials costing less than one US dollar.

GAF AG and partners will investigate the future Evolution of Copernicus Land services based on Sentinel data – the ECoLaSS project

A European consortium coordinated by GAF AG has been selected to implement the research project “Evolution of Copernicus Land Services based on Sentinel data” (ECoLaSS) under the Horizon2020 Space call EO-3-2016. Focusing on Sentinel time series data, the project will explore innovative future Copernicus Land service products of the continental and global Land component and demonstrate pre-operational prototypes thereof.