For the ï¬rst year, under the umbrella of the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation ConnectinGEO project, the EARSC competition “European EO product of the year” rewarded a company which has developed the most innovative product integrating an element of open data.
During the whole process about 16 companies got interested in the award and the ï¬nalists were: AnsuR Technologies (NO): GEO-ASIGN: the solutions for communication of operational EO data, Jeobrowser (FR): Rocket: the Earth in your pocket, Noveltis (FR): TIPS- Tidal Prediction Services: current and water elevation now only a click away and Planetek Italia (IT): Rheticus displacement: monitoring of terrain surface movements.
EARSC thereby recognised “Rocket in your pocket” by Jeobrowser as the product which has best followed the jury criteria:
- commercial product integrating an element of open data resources
- type of innovation of the product
- challenge: problem to be solved and solution this product will solve
- expected impact and clients to address
Rocket in your pocket The rocket application provides a unique entry point to search, visualize and download Earth Observation products from various catalogs. collections are available : for search : Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2, Landsat 8, SPOT 6-7 and Pleiades images for download : Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2 and Landsat 8 data. The database is updated daily from the CNES PEPS platform (Sentinels) and from the USGS platform (Landsat). One of the coolest feature is the density result map. Basically, each result of a search request is represented as a density layer : the red part indicates a high density of results and the blue part a low density of results.
Deimos Imaging has been presented with the EARSC Company Achievement Award during the occasion of the pre General Assembly cocktail, held on 21st June in Brussels.
EARSC has thereby recognised Deimos Imaging as the company to have made the most signiï¬cant contribution to the development of the Earth Observation sector in Europe.
The criteria used for the selection of the winning company were:
- Has successfully developed EO services for a target market (sector or geographic)
- Has made a strong contribution to a deï¬ning European programme (eg. Copernicus, Inspire, ESA GSE â¨ projects, etc) â¨ – Has exhibited good revenue and/or employment growth. â¨ Nominations for the award were collected from EARSC members who then vote and the winner has been selected by an international, independent jury of EO sector representatives.
Deimos Imaging, a subsidiary of UrtheCast Corp. (Canada), is a private Spanish company headquartered in Tres Cantos (Madrid) and with satellite control and processing facilities in Boecillo (Valladolid) and Puertollano (Ciudad Real). Deimos Imaging, one of the world leading satellite imagery provider, owns and operates the DEIMOS-1 and DEIMOS-2 satellites with a 24/7 commercial service from our three facilities in Spain and through our own network of ground stations in Canada, Sweden and Norway. All the ground segment software, from mission planning to image processing, has been co-developed in-house, allowing a unique capacity to customise the service to best suite all customer needs. Deimos Imaging provides high-quality services to clients worldwide, including imagery from our own constellation of satellites and from the satellites of our partners like the PanGeo Alliance, and value-added applications in a wide range of ï¬elds.
EARSC represents the Earth Observation geo-information services companies in Europe. Today EARSC has 75 members coming from more than 22 countries in Europe. Our members include both commercial operators of EO satellites, IT, downstream and valueadding companies. The sector plays a key role in providing value-added geo-spatial information to its customers in Europe and the world. In 2014, the revenue of the European EO services sector is estimated to be around €900m for approximatively 450 companies and giving work to over 6500 highly skilled employees.
IMAGES: Company of the Year presentation and Product of the Year
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