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e-GEOS (Telespazio/ASI) reconfirmed as head of the Emergency Management Service consortium

By GeoConnexion - 14th April 2023 - 14:37

e-GEOS, a company established by Telespazio (80%) and the Italian Space Agency (20%), has been reconfirmed as head of the consortium that provides the Emergency Management Service (EMS) - Rapid Mapping services for the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. The European Commission has renewed the 36 million euro contract for the provision of satellite maps for the emergency management sector for the fourth time. The contract, which has been managed by the e-GEOS-led consortium for the past 10 years, will run from 2023-2029 as part of the operational division of the Copernicus European Union’s Earth observation program, a unique global service in the field of emergency management. Under the new contract, the consortium will provide the European Commission with on-demand satellite maps of areas affected by natural disasters or humanitarian crises within just a few hours from request.

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