Visit GAF AG and e-GEOS at the GEOINT 2023

St. Louis, here we come!

It’s the 20th anniversary of the GEOINT Symposium, and GAF will exhibit together with e-GEOS from May 21-24, 2023 at the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis,
Missouri. GEOINT is the preeminent event of the year for the defense, intelligence and homeland security communities. As the 2023 Symposium theme from GEOINT is: From Maps to Metaverse - discover with us latest GAF-services for InSAR, SAR, Data Distribution, and e-geos digital platforms with for eg. end-to-end remote sensing data exploitation: brAInt,  and Near Real-Time Maritime Situational Awareness: (SEonSE), COSMO-SkyMed and much more.

We are looking forward to seeing you at booth 2404!

GEOINT 2023 Symposium:

It’s time for AFCEA 2023 – Let’s meet!

GAF and Telespazio Germany will attend the “36th AFCEA 3.0” from 10.-11.05.2023 at the World Conference Center (WCCB) in Bonn.
We are happy to welcome all visitors at our accustomed booth F09 - directly in the foyer-entrance level.

Our experts of GAF and Telespazio Germany are looking forward to meeting you and to presenting the extensive portfolio, new services and developments. They will inform you about individual and customised digital geo solutions and consulting services, training simulations, space and satellite communication and many other innovative, cutting-edge developments.

GAF AG provides support to the European Union’s knowledge hub for science, space, and digitalisation

The European Commission has selected the Stantec team, featuring GAF AG as a partner, to support the EU knowledge hub dedicated to Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI), space and earth observation, and digital development. Known as the Knowledge Hub Digital (KHD), this facility aims to boost international cooperation and enhance knowledge sharing in the area of digitalisation, in line with the global ambition of the European Union (EU) to promote a fair, inclusive, gender-responsive, sustainable, and human-centric digital transformation worldwide.

GAF will be present at the Mining Indaba 2023

GAF will be present at the Mining Indaba 2023: ‘Unlocking the Future of Mining in Africa’. The conference focuses on all public, governmental and private interests around mining, geology and environment.

Our GAF team: Dr. Tobias Wever, Mr. Thomas Weissmann and Dr. Bernd Schulte will answer questions about ongoing as well as future mining projects throughout Africa and will present latest geo-information services for the mineral governance and industry domain as well as for the natural resources management.

Discover GAF’s electronic Mining Cadastre - eMC+, the Geological and Mineral Information System - GeMinIS, GAF map® - the desktop/mobile GIS for geological field work as well as our GAF Elevation Suite.
Mining Indaba takes place in Cape Town, South Africa from Monday, February 6 to Thursday, February 9.

New Horizon Europe project ‘EvoLand’ sets off to develop new prototype services for the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service

A consortium under the lead of VITO officially launched the new Horizon Europe project EvoLand (Evolution of the Copernicus Land Service portfolio) in Leuven (Belgium) on the 17th and 18th of January 2023. EvoLand will develop and test new and innovative methods and algorithms and implement a bundle of candidate Copernicus Land Monitoring Service prototypes. This will be realised by integrating novel EO and in-situ data with latest Machine Learning techniques to continuously monitor the status, dynamics and biomass of the land surface focussing on five key thematic domains – agriculture, forest, water, urban and general land cover. GAF AG is part of this new research and development project that includes 10 key-players of the EU Space industry from 5 EU countries. The project will be running for the next 3 years.

GAF AG winter donation campaign

GAF makes donations to good causes every year, with every euro donated by employees being doubled by the company. GAF was thus able to hand over a total of 4,318 euros to Tafel Neustrelitz e.V. and the Neustrelitz Forestry Office.

This winter, we were especially keen to help two institutions in the immediate vicinity of our Neustrelitz office. Since 1998, the food bank in Neustrelitz has been supplying users with meals and food every day. The Neustrelitz Forestry Office ensures that the forests close to the city continue to offer a diverse habitat for numerous animal and plant species.

We thank Tafel Neustrelitz e.V. and the Neustrelitz Forestry Office for their great work and are very happy to support them in their efforts to help society and with their planned reforestation measures.

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.

Change in leadership at GAF AG – Dr Gernot Ramminger named new Managing Director

Dr Gernot Ramminger, previously Chief Technical Officer, is taking over as Managing Director of GAF AG, a part of the e-GEOS/Telespazio corporate group. GAF has been a global leader in the fields of earth observation, geodata, services and consulting since 1985. Dr Ramminger has held senior positions at GAF for many years and takes over from Dr Sebastian Carl, who held the position as Managing Director since 2018.

ESA and GAF AG continue offering free-of-charge access to DSMs, high-resolution and medium-resolution data via the Third Party Mission Scheme

ESA and GAF AG will continue to provide free-of-charge access to Digital Surface Models (DSMs), high-resolution (HR) and medium-resolution (MR) data for scientific users. In September 2022 they extended their agreement under ESA’s Third-Party Missions (TPM) programme regarding the provision of IRS data and DSMs until the end of 2024 or until full consumption of the budget, whichever occurs first.