Munich, 21/02/17 - European Space Imaging announced today that the company has signed a multi-year framework supply contract with the European Commission for the provision of very high-resolution (VHR) satellite data and associated services in support of the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
This third exclusive framework agreement between the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and European Space Imaging (EUSI) covers imagery from the most advanced fleet of VHR satellites and grants the JRC and the EU Member States access to imagery of the highest spatial and spectral resolution currently commercially available. The contract has an estimated total value of 38 million EUR over a period of up to 4 years and will be carried out by European Space Imaging its technology partner GAF AG and in close cooperation with the satellite operators DigitalGlobe and SI Imaging Services.
European Space Imaging will be responsible for providing satellite imagery and associated services directly to the European Union Member States for the Control with Remote Sensing (CwRS) and Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS) quality assessment of the CAP. The company will be managing all activities from satellite acquisition planning through to the final imagery delivery, including liaison with all stakeholders involved on EU and national level.
European Space Imaging has been the most reliable VHR imagery supplier to the European Commission in the Controls with Remote Sensing (CwRS) program and has delivered the bulk of the data for a yearly increasing number of control sites since the VHR program’s inception in 2004. The company operates its own satellite ground station with direct access to the leading constellation of five VHR satellites.
“Our efficiency and set-up allows us to support large and complex European programs such as CwRS. I want to thank our specialized teams and dedicated partners for their great achievement. We keep expanding our capacities to continue offering the best quality and service in the market. Again, in 2017, our company will make a multi-million Euro investment in improving our ground infrastructure technology and hiring additional staff,” says Adrian Zevenbergen, Managing Director of European Space Imaging.
Images: Agricultural landscapes imaged by WorldView-3 satellite, October 2016 ©  DigitalGlobe, Inc. - provided by European Space Imaging,
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