GAF demonstrates improved geological mapping with Sentinel data

GAF is currently completing the AMGI-ESA project. The African Mineral Geoscience Initiative (AMGI), promoted by the World Bank, is an initiative for the collection, the consolidation, the interpretation and the dissemination of national and regional geoscience data.

In this frame, GAF has developed products based on Sentinel data and other satellite data (optical, radar and DEM) in four demonstration areas in Africa in different climate zones. The products are integrated together in a database with geophysical and ancillary data for a synoptic interpretation.

GMES & Africa Grants Awards on 28th November in Abidjan

The GMES & Africa Support Programme is organising the offical grant award ceremony and a capacity building workshop for the successful consortia (Regional Implementation Centres) of GMES & Africa , from 28th November to 1st December 2017 in Abidjan, Cote d`Ivoire.

The event takes place in the frame of the 5th EU-Africa Summit.

From 27 proposals received 13 have been selected for contract award. The evaluation has been performed by the Evaluation Committee of the African Union Commission (AUC) and a team of assessors, consisting of a broad-based cohort of African experts. The Committee comprises officials of various stakeholder departments of the AUC.

A combined GAF/e-GEOS working group wins this year’s Leonardo Innovation Award

SAR data have successfully been introduced for the significant improvement of mapping projects. Through an innovative Approach, the radar data complement and enhance the multispectral optical EO data analysis.

This results in higher accuracy and automation - delivering better quality at lower costs. The new approach has been developed and verified in the frame of a EEA funded Copernicus project, where the grassland all over Europe (EEA39, around 6’000’000 km²) is mapped.

The prize has been awarded on November 2nd in the category "Radical Innovation" in the frame of a ceremony at Telespazio Headquarters in Rome.

Visit GAF AG and Partners at Intergeo 2017 in Berlin!

As every year, the GAF booth (hall 3.1, B3.030) will form a central point of interest for satellite data, geo-information and associated services.

Together with our partners European Space Imaging, Planet and Verband Runder Tisch GIS (RTG - GIS Round Table Association), we are there to present you latest developments.

Main focus will be our Copernicus- and Service-on-Demand services, paradigm shifts and future developments in Earth Observation, 3D and Virtual Reality.
With a personal live-presentation, you can experience, what virtual reality means in GIS!

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:

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 www.bgland24.de (article in German).

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.

17. Bonner Raumfahrt-Abend des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)

Auf Einladung der nationalen Raumfahrt-Agentur (vertreten durch Herrn Dr. Gerd Gruppe, DLR - Vorstand) hat die GAF stellvertretend durch Herrn Fockelmann am diesjährigen 17. Bonner Raumfahrt-Abend teilgenommen. Vor einem ausgewählten Kreis von rund 200 Gästen wurde dabei im Rahmen einer moderierten Podiumsdiskussion das Thema satellitengestützte Erdbeobachtung und deren wirtschaftliches Potenzial diskutiert. Aktuelle Themen wie die ersten Ergebnisse und Entscheidungen vom ESA Ministerial Council in Luzern Anfang Dezember über SPACE 4.0 hinzu Copernicus Services und Sentinel-Datennutzung wurden hierbei aus einer kommerziellen Anwendungsperspektive heraus diskutiert.

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