GAF AG supports first response mapping following Hurricane Irma

The European Copernicus Emergency Management Service Rapid Mapping has been triggered by several national civil protection agencies in order to provide pre- and post-disaster geoinformation for supporting first response actions.

Due to the heavy impact and destructive forces of Hurricane Irma in the West Indies, the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS) Rapid Mapping was activated by the French Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile de la Gestion des Crises on 5 September and by the Director General ECHO of the European Commission on 6 September, in order to provide rapid response and support for the disaster management activities being provided in the affected regions.

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 Signs Distribution Partnership with Planet

GAF’s GEO-Information experts have now signed up Planet, one of the global leading providers of high frequent Earth Observation data to extend GAF’s multisource satellite data and service portfolio for a new quality of timely observations.

GAF customers in Germany, Europe and worldwide can now access Planet’s substantial portfolio of optical satellite data, as well as derived value-added products, through a new partnership. According to GAF’s CEO, Dr. Peter Volk, the generation of data and monitoring services offered by Planet perfectly complements the available sources and enables new services. Specifically, important domains like Defence, Security, Insurance and Agriculture will benefit from this unmatched imaging and data capacity made available by an experienced service provider like GAF.

Space technologies enable emission reduction and cost savings

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

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.

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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 www.bgland24.de (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.

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