GAF geology experts to prepare for an upcoming project in Saudi Arabia

Mid of June 2019 our Team of Lead Geologists was invited by the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS) in Jeddah to discuss the outline and details of an upcoming geological mapping project covering the entire outcrop of the Arabian-Nubian Shield in Saudi Arabia.

The delegation of Dr. Tobias Wever and Dr. Bernd Schulte was explaining GAF’s up-to-date approach to utilise modern geo-technologies and the latest scientific knowledge on proterozoic mineral potential alongside with an industry-type management of this challenging and huge project. SGS officials received these messages with highest interest and were open for a participation of GAF and partners in the forthcoming tendering process. Our team could further intensify possible cooperation talks with a leading exploration company on this and other opportunities, as they were also present in KSA for a similar mission.

REDDCopernicus Stakeholder Workshop, 24-25 June 2019, JRC Ispra, Italy

The H2020 Project Capacity for Copernicus REDD+ and Forest Monitoring Services (REDDCopernicus) hosted 2-day workshop from 24-25 June 2019 at the EC’s Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy. The aim of the workshop was to bring together the main stakeholders for a consultative examination of the status of Earth Observation based Forest Monitoring both internationally and in Europe.

More than 30 participants from all over the world attended the workshop, including representatives from a variety of REDD+ countries (such as Mozambique, Indonesia, Brazil, Ethiopia), transnational organizations (East African Science and Technology Commission EASTECO), International Financing Institutions (World Bank), Intergovernmental and Non-Governmental Organizations (FAO, WRI) as well as members from the Earth Observation Industry and Scientific Communities.

Visit GAF and e-GEOS at GEOINT 2019!

San Antonio here we come!

This year, GAF will exhibit together with e-GEOS at the Geoint Symposium for the second time. GEOINT is the preeminent event of the year for the defense, intelligence and homeland security communities. With a personal live VR 3D presentation of our new and innovative products, you can experience what virtual reality means in the world of GIS.

We look forward to seeing you at booth 1245!

GEOINT floorplan
http://geoint2019.com/expo

Successful participation of the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2019

The ESA EO4SD Urban programme has as a main objective to support the Multi-Lateral Development Banks and developing countries with geo-spatial data and in this context GAF participated at the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2019 with the title "Catalyzing Innovation" in Washington, DC. Dr. Thomas Häusler (Head Forest and Climate Change) gave a presentation with the title "Earth Observation for supporting urban land use policy implementation" in the session "Applications of earth observation to assess urban service delivery".

GAF is service provider to ESA Earth Observation Clinic

The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched the EO Clinic (Earth Observation Clinic), a rapid-response mechanism for small-scale and exploratory uses of satellite EO information in support of a wide range of projects and activities specific to International Development. The EO Clinic consists of “on-call” technically pre-qualified teams of EO service suppliers ready to help development projects with a comprehensive range of skills and experience in terms of geospatial product generation and analyis, based on a large variety of satellite data.

The EO Clinic is now open to support requests by key development banks and agencies. GAF in a team led by e-geos is one of the selected service providers. More information can be found here: https://eo4society.esa.int/eo_clinic/

3rd GeoInformation Symposium and Exposition 2019

AFCEA Europe will organise the 3rd GeoInformation Symposium and Exposition on 26 - 27 February 2019 in the NHow Hotel, Berlin. Our CEO Sebastian Carl will have a speech in the keynotes (Tuesday, 26.2 10:55 – 11:20):

COMBINING CLASSICAL EO AND NEW SPACE CAPACITIES IN AN OPERATIONAL SERVICE ENVIRONMENT. Join us at our booth# 14.

Find out more information on https://www.afcea.org/event/GEO19

Visit GAF AG at PDAC 2019

Toronto here we come! GAF will exhibit again at PDAC 2019 -  the leading convention for people, companies and organizations in, or connected with, mineral exploration.

PDAC is the event of choice for the world’s mineral industry and takes place in Toronto, Canada between Sunday, March 3 – Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

GAF will present its latest Consulting Services and Products for the Raw Materials Management. You can find us at the German Pavilion, booth # 6115N-5.

Find out more information on www.pdac.ca

Copernicus Land Monitoring: High-Resolution Layers 2018 kick off!

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has entrusted GAF AG with the latest update of the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service’s High-Resolution Layers FOREST and GRASSLAND.

In the presence of representatives from the European Environment Agency (EEA), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Topic Centre on Urban, Land and Soil Systems (ETC-ULS), the High-Resolution Layer (HRL) update 2018 kicked off on 21/22 Jan. 2019 in Copenhagen. Based on full time series of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 observations, the GAF-led team will perform a pan-European consistent update of HRL Forest and Grassland characteristics for all EEA-39 countries (approx. 6 million km²) at an unprecedented spatial resolution of 10m.

Burkina Faso establishes computerised mining cadastre based on GAF’s eMC+ framework

A modern, reliable and transparent management system is essential for improving governance in the mining sector. The efficient and reliable granting, managing and administration of mineral rights is considered to be a key factor in increasing investment and growth in the Republic of Burkina Faso’s mining sector. The DGCM (Direction Générale du Cadastre Minier) is now operational and can be visited via its bilingual online portal. The implementation project was embedded in the “Projet d’appui au développement du secteur minier - PADSEM” which was financed by the World Bank.

The important role of remotely sensed data for the protection of forests

Copernicus Sentinel data have successfully been used to demonstrate a Near-Real-Time Forest Monitoring System in two provinces of Ecuador. At an early stage the system is recording tree cover loss caused by illegal logging activities over large areas. The verification and documentation of the deforestation alerts is supported by aerial imagery taken with remotely piloted drones (see image) at the hot spots. Read more about the role of remotely sensed data for the protection of forests in the HORIZON online magazine.

https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/drones-and-satellite-imaging-make-forest-protection-pay.html

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