New Nigerian Online Mining Cadastre System based on GAF AG’s eMC+ officially launched

The Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office (MCO) in Abuja officially launched its new Online Mining Cadastre System, based on GAF’s eMC+ framework, in November 2022 at the 6th Nigeria Mining Week, in the presence of the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, and the Director General MCO, Engr Simon Nkom.
The new system connects the six newly-established Zonal Offices with the headquarters in Abuja, and ensures efficient and transparent management of the mining sector in Nigeria. Investors are now provided with the possibility to submit applications and track the processing of these online, while the general public also benefits by getting access to cadastral information in real-time.

GAF AG at COP27 – in the Corridors

GAF AG, who leads the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Earth Observation for Sustainable Development – Forest Monitoring (EO4SD FM), was present at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Conference of Parties COP 27 held at Sharm el Sheikh in November 2022.

The two GAF representatives, Dr. Sharon Gomez, Unit Head for Sustainable Development & Climate Hub and her colleague Fabian Enßle give a brief overview.

GAF receives the EARSC Product Award 2022 for AgroSoil

GAF is proud to have won the prestigious EARSC Product Award 2022 for its new soil moisture product AgroSoil at the EXPANDEO and FIRE Forum in Brussels

This year, the EXPANDEO and FIRE Forum joint event took place on 14 and 15 June 2022 at the International Auditorium in Brussels and online. The event offered high-class networking of the EO-Community. Our participants Peter Navratil, GAF Project Manager Agricultural Information Systems, and Stefan Saradeth, our GAF Commercial Coordinator were looking forward to the EARSC Awards 2022 ceremony at the evening of 14 June, because GAF had been one of the three nominees for the EARSC Product Award 2022.

GAF becomes a member of the BDI initiative NewSpace

GAF AG, a renowned company in the area of satellite-based Earth observation applications and space, has become a member of the new BDI initiative NewSpace.

The Federation of German Industries (BDI) founded the NewSpace initiative to take into account the increasing importance of aerospace and the ever-increasing commercialisation in traditional economic sectors of applications relating to space technology.

#Ausgezeichnet! GAF Auszubildender hat Deutschlands besten Abschluss in Geomatik

Die GAF AG ist stolz auf ihren Mitarbeiter Tobias Schraufstetter, der von der IHK für München und Oberbayern die Auszeichnung „Bundesbester Auszubildender 2021“ in Geomatik erhält.

Drei Jahre lang absolvierte er über die IHK und die GAF die duale Ausbildung zum Geomatiker. Dafür war er bei der GAF genau an der richtigen Adresse: Die GAF ist seit über 35 Jahren im Bereich angewandte Fernerkundung tätig – und einer der größten europäischen Geoinformationsdienstleister für Erdbeobachtungsdaten.

Tobias faszinierten von Anfang an die praktischen Anwendungen: „Besonders spannend an meiner Ausbildung finde ich, dass man von seinem eigenen Schreibtisch aus, nur mit einem Bildschirm, einem Rechner und einer Maus die ganze Erde beobachten kann". Tobias ist nun nach seinem Abschluss fester Mitarbeiter bei der GAF.

A key to the GAF world in 3D – Dr. Pablo d’Angelo (DLR) awarded the Manfred Fuchs Innovation Prize

Dr. Pablo d’Angelo, from the Remote Sensing Methodology Institute (IMF) at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), was awarded the Manfred Fuchs Innovation Prize for his elevation model algorithm by the Society of Friends of DLR (GvF) on 11/11/2021. This algorithm has enabled the development of very high resolution and extremely precise elevation models.

Dr. Sebastian Carl, GAF CEO, gave a speech praising the DLR scientist: “His algorithm has been an absolute game changer. It allows us to generate and provide surface models with resolutions of 30 cm to 5 m from any source data in various forms under the label GAF Elevation Suite as standard products. Since 2008, we have produced almost 13 million km² of coverage with a 5 m resolution and over 100,000 km² in VHR resolutions of 50 cm and better.”

25 Jahre erfolgreicher Zusammenarbeit von GAF, DLR und Antrix

Die GAF AG, das Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) in Neustrelitz und die Antrix Corporation arbeiten seit 25 Jahren erfolgreich zusammen. Sie unterzeichneten 1996 einen Kooperationsvertrag über den Empfang indischer Fernerkundungsdaten für die erste exklusive Vermarktung von Erdbeobachtungsdaten in Europa. Damit begannen 25 Jahre erfolgreicher Zusammenarbeit der drei Partner. Sie sorgen bis heute und auch künftig für den Empfang, Vertrieb und die Verarbeitung von Millionen von Satellitendaten.

GAF AG and GIZ have successfully launched the Earth Observation Laboratory (EOL) at the premises of the “FAZO” Institute in the Republic of Tajikistan.

The activities are part of the GIZ project “Technology Based Adaptation to Climate Change in rural Areas of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan” (TCCA-RA). GAF AG was contracted to assist in establishing the EOL facility and infrastructure. It was also commissioned to support FAZO with intensive capacity building activities, focusing on earth observation and remote sensing technologies.  The thematic emphasis lies on mitigating the impacts of climate change in the country. The first six-week training block was concluded successfully in mid-July with positive feedback from trainees and GIZ.

As part of the Committee of Land Management and Geodesy of the Republic of Tajikistan, FAZO intends to use the new EOL as a future hub for earth observation products and services in the country.

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