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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: SPA-2007-1.1-02 | Award Amount: 15.27M | Year: 2009

Within the context of the GMES Initiative, the G-MOSAIC Collaborative Project aims at identifying and developing products, methodologies and pilot services for the provision of geo-spatial information in support to EU external relations policies and at contributing to define and demonstrate sustainability of GMES global security perspective. The activities will be devoted to: Investigate the operational exploitation of GMES services as assets supporting security related activities on External Regional Crises Situations; Contribute to identify the Core and Downstream geo-spatial intelligence Services, in the framework of current status of GMES Initiative; Disseminate the knowledge on GMES potential impact on Security related User Community; Contribute to build a political consensus on GMES Services for Security; promote the construction of a European inter-pillar capability for the monitoring services and infrastructures; Assess a sustainable provision and funding model for GMES Security Services; provide recommendations for next sensors for security services. Reference Users are: DG-RELEX (and DGs Development, ECHO, Environment, etc.); Council Entities: EU Military Staff, Situation Centre; National Institutions: Ministries of Foreign Affaires, Intelligence Centres. The proposed service cases, built with the reference users, will support Situation Awareness and Intelligence applications and Crisis Management Operations. In the first domain, the deployed services provide information on major Threat Warning Factors (illegal activities, critical assets monitoring, WMD proliferation control, crisis indicators assessment, extended routes surveillance); these products contribute to understand where, outside of Europe, Regional Crises (state failure, ethnic conflicts, government instability) can occur; In the second domain, for identified Crisis Scenarios, the deployed services support the intervention activities: crisis planning and management, damage assessment, reconstruction and resilience.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: SPA-2007-1.1-01 | Award Amount: 40.31M | Year: 2009

SAFER aims at implementing preoperational versions of the Emergency Response Core Service. SAFER will reinforce European capacity to respond to emergency situations: fires, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, humanitarian crisis. The main goal is the upgrade of the core service and the validation of its performance with 2 priorities: First priority is the short term improvement of response when crisis occurs, with the rapid mapping capacity after disastrous events, including the relevant preparatory services (reference maps). For validation purposes, the project will deliver as from 2008 services at full scale for real events or during specific exercises. The main performance criterion is the response time. RTD work addresses technical, operational and organisational issues. The content of this first action is consistent with the definition of the preparatory action recently decided. The second priority is the extension to core service components before and after the crisis. It targets the longer term service evolution, through the provision of thematic products, to be added in the portfolio of services. The main performance criterion is the added-value of products with risk-specific information. In SAFER, thematic products will cover mainly the meteorological and geophysical risks. SAFER includes also some transverse RDT actions, with the objective to increase added-value of the overall service chain. Users involvement is a key driver and a specific task addresses the federation of the key users, both for interventions in Europe and outside Europe. The emphasis put on quality assurance and validation methodology is reflected in the work plan. The consortium is built around a core team of European service providers, already involved in the former or ongoing projects, in the frame of FP6 or ESA programmes. A wide network of scientific partners and service providers will extend the European dimension, in particular in the new member states.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: SPA-2007-1.1-01 | Award Amount: 32.56M | Year: 2008

geoland2 intends to constitute a major step forward in the implementation of the GMES Land Monitoring Core Service (LMCS). The three components (Local, Continental and Global) of the LMCS are addressed. The goal of geoland2 is (i) to prepare, validate and demonstrate pre-operational service chains and products that will underpin the LMCS, and (ii) to propose and demonstrate a concrete functional organisation of the LMCS. The geoland2 deliverables are : (i) the organisation of a production network, (ii) the building of operational processing lines, (iii), the demonstration of services and products, (iv), the set up of a land user platform. geoland2 efforts will rely on the assets of previous or ongoing projects funded under FP6 (geoland, Boss4GMES), by ESA (GSE projects Land, Forest Monitoring, GMFS, SAGE, Urban Services) and EEAs CLC/FTS 2006 project. The architecture of geoland2 is made of two different layers, the Core Mapping Services (CMS) and the Core Information Services (CIS). The CMS produce basic land cover, land cover change, and land state products which are of broad generic use and can be directly used for deriving more elaborated products. The CMS products cover a wide variety of thematic content, spatial scales from local to global, and update frequency, from 1 day to several years. The CIS are a set of thematic elements that start from CMS products and other data sources to produce elaborated information products addressing specific European policies. They are in direct contact with institutional end-users in charge of European policies and Member State policies which have a generic pan-European character. geoland2 gathers 51 partners from 21 European countries. The requested EC grant is 25 M, which corresponds to a total budget of approximately 37 M. The largest part of the budget allocation goes to the construction of the CMS.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: SPA.2012.1.1-01 | Award Amount: 5.66M | Year: 2013

Services Activations For Growing Eurosurs Success in response to topic SPA.2012.1.1-01 entitled Testing and validating the intelligence-driven and high time-critical CONOPS. The context of ECs call to the present study is aimed at: -the validation of the services pointed out by FRONTEX in the specification of Concept of Operations (CONOPS) -the development of a cost-effective analysis -the definition of the bases to deploy the fully-operational versions. SAGRES will put into service the main outcomes of EO research to support the operational deployment of the high-time critical CONOPS component through the EUROSUR network. As described in the proposal, the reference scenarios are: 1.Tracking vessels on the high seas with two main components: a.Monitoring of a specific third country port. b.Tracking the identified vessel over high seas. 2.Punctual monitoring of third-country port and coasts with one component: a.Monitoring of specific ports and stretches of third country coasts. The pre-operational services will be delivered to Frontex via EUSC and EMSA. The principle of use, comment, upgrade, use applies, which will result in a cyclic development of five service versions during the timeline of the project. The last one will base the design of the fully operational service that would be deployed in the period of 2014-2015. For such purpose, engineering tasks shall be applied to the cyclic feedback received from the user community so that the specifications are delivered at the end of current project.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: SPA.2012.1.1-02 | Award Amount: 3.35M | Year: 2013

The LOBOS project involves a consortium of fourteen partners including large companies, SMEs and institutional entities from height European countries. LOBOS aims at testing the low time critical scenarios of the CONOPS in order to deliver a draft of specifications for a GMES operational border surveillance support service in 2014. Thus LOBOS will implement an initial pre-operational service three months after the contract kick-off, which will be evaluated and refined through a phased development all along the project. Three successive upgraded versions of the service will be run during the two years project time period. This pre-operational service is designed to be activated by FRONTEX, through EUSC or EMSA over any geographical location. Around 60 activations using more than 450 satellites images and ancillary data are foreseen. LOBOS will put emphasis on modelling, statistics and analysis, relying on satellite imagery but also on Open Source Intelligence and other environmental informations (meteorology, sea currents) to produce CONOPS products. In the LOBOS approach, the R&D outcome aims at improving the services performance along its phased implementation, in terms of content, cost (automation) and delivery time capabilities. It will not prevent the delivery of the core pre-operational service. The progression of the project will be permanently available on a dedicated web site. Moreover, the results of the project will be presented during a workshop in Warsaw in conjunction with the annual European Border Guards day in May 2014.


Kuntz S.,Infoterra GmbH
Tropical Ecology | Year: 2010

Since the launch of the ERS-1 and -2 satellites on July 17, 1991 and April 21,1995, respectively, and RADARSAT on November 4, 1995, microwave imagery has proven to bea powerful tool for ARD (afforestation, reforestation, deforestation) monitoring from space. The cloud penetrating capability of the spaceborne SAR (synthetic aperture radar) facilitated the monitoring of large perpetually cloud-covered tropical regions. The continuity of such data is assured by ENVISAT (launched on March 1, 2002) and RADARSAT-2. With the launch of very high resolution SAR systems such as the TerraSAR-X (launched on June 15, 2007) and the Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean Basin Observation, COSMO SkyMed (launched on June 7, 2007), new opportunities for improved mapping and monitoring of tropical environments are available. The TerraSAR-X, the first operational commercial system offers up to 1 m spatial resolution with unprecedented weather-independent image quality and details. This paper illustrates the technical features of TerraSAR-X and presents first results from TerraSAR-X image analysis of tropical environments. © International Society for Tropical Ecology.


Trademark
Infoterra GmbH | Date: 2011-04-19

Scientific, surveying, photographic, optical, measuring, checking and supervision apparatus and instruments, namely, geodetic lasers and radars for use in detecting and imaging targets; photographic cameras; digital cameras; telemetry cameras; telemetry apparatus and telemetry systems in the nature of telemeters; passive and active remote sensing apparatus and remote sensing systems, namely, systems comprised of remote sensors for use in measuring visible, thermal and infrared radiation energy waves, gravity, magnetic force fields, and magnetic and acoustic waves; distance measuring apparatus; angle viewfinder; electro-optical distance meters; interferometers; photometers; polarimeters; reflectometers; autocollimators; multimedia projectors, optical cables; computer hardware; computer firmware for use in database equipment, namely, firmware for use in database management and for use in designing, programming and modification of databases; database access equipment in the nature of computer hardware for database access, for remote access, and for internet access, database access software and database management software, all being for the stereographic retrieval, storage, creation, editing and analysis of drawings, images, photographs, graphic representations, aerial photographs, satellite recordings and surface models; computer software for database management, namely, computer search engine software; software for creating searchable databases of support data; computer operating systems for computer hardware used in managing computer databases; statistical evaluation software for use in analysis of surface models, images and photographs; communication software for providing internet access to online databases; database management software for general use; computer software for database management, namely, for stereographic reproduction, for storage, preparation, treatment and analysis of drawings, images, photos, charts, aerial and satellite photographs, surface models; pre-recorded magnetic data carriers featuring computer software, computer programs, computer files and software packages, all for the stereographic reproduction, storage, creation, processing and analysis of surface models, images and photographs. Drawings, pictures, photographs, posters, postcards; printed overview-type representations, namely, emblems, holograms and photographs featuring images of satellites, airplanes, rockets and industrial scenes; printed reports featuring overview representations of scientific and engineering data and results; printed material, namely, reports, brochures, and charts featuring overviews of survey results in the aerospace industry; graphic representations. Providing access to electronic databases, online databases, and Internet websites for use in retrieving and viewing drawings, pictures, photographs, graphic representations, aerial photographs, satellite recordings and surface models; communication services, namely, electronic transmission of data via computer networks; providing database access via the Internet; computer based transmission of data and images, including computer based transmission of data and images via the internet and via private and user restricted intranets. Computer-aided measurement evaluations featuring the evaluation of geographic features depicted in aerial photographs and monochrome and multi-spectral satellite recordings; physicist, engineer or computer scientist services, namely, providing consultation regarding the use of computers in the processing of aerial photographs and monochrome or multi-spectral satellite recordings.


Trademark
Infoterra GmbH | Date: 2012-09-18

Scientific, nautical, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, optical, measuring, signaling, checking apparatus and instruments, namely, satellites; apparatus for recording, transmitting, reproducing sound and images; mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus; data processing apparatus and computer peripheral equipment; aerials; tape recorders; cameras; camcorders; compact disks featuring satellites images; optical compact disks featuring satellites images; telecommunication transmitters; data processing apparatus, in particular from satellites; apparatus for simulating the development of infrastructure, namely, data processing apparatus; apparatus for creating and updating development plans and maps, namely, data processing apparatus; photographic carriers for dark plates, compact disk players; optical character readers; computer software for use in organizing and viewing digital images and photographs; scientific and technical apparatus, namely, optical mirrors; observation instruments, namely, satellites; downloadable computer software for use in organizing and viewing digital images and photographs; satellite navigational system, namely, a global positioning system (GPS); satellites for scientific purposes, in particular earth observation satellites and radar satellites; apparatus for processing, analysis, reproduction and storage of satellites images, namely, data processing apparatus; electric and electronic apparatus to generate digital elevation models, namely, computer terminal; computer software for use in creating digital elevation model databases. Advertising; organization and conducting of product presentations for retailing images generated by satellites, namely, geographical images in 2D and 3D, geographical maps and topographic base maps consisting of images generated by satellites or antennae, digital evaluation models in the form of grids of components coded by elevation and receiver antennae; compilation of information into computer databases, in particular compilation of images generated by satellites or antennae and compilation of high-resolution and very high resolution digital images generated by satellites; retail store and wholesale store services featuring images generated by satellites, in particular geographical images, geographical maps and topographic base maps consisting of images generated by satellites; organizing and conducting on-line product presentations of images generated by satellite, in particular geographical images, geographical maps and topographic maps consisting of images generated by satellite or by aerial means, and providing commercial information relating to these products. Telecommunications, namely, computer-aided transmission of messages and images, in particular high resolution and very high resolution images and geographical information, satellite transmission of message and images, in particular high resolution and very high resolution images and geographical information; communications by computer terminals; providing user access to a global computer network; computer-aided transmission of messages and images, in particular high-resolution and very high resolution images and geographical information; satellite transmission of message and images, in particular high-resolution and very high resolution images and geographical information; providing access to databases, in particular, providing access to image databases by satellites and aerials. Providing information relating to educational services; providing entertainment information; film production; digital imaging services; publication of books; arranging and conducting of educational colloquiums in the field of the exploitation of satellite data and derivative products in the nature of orthorectification images; arranging and conducting educational conferences in the field of the exploitation of satellite data and derivative products in the nature of maps update; arranging and conducting of educational conventions in the field of the exploitation of satellite data and derivative products in the nature of defence and security missions; arranging and conducting of seminars in the field of the exploitation of satellite data and derivative products in the nature of orthorectification images; photography; organization of exhibitions for cultural or educational purposes; photographic reporting; publication of texts other than advertising texts in the field of the exploitation of satellite data and derivative products in the nature of orthorectification images; electronic publishing of books and periodicals online in the field of the exploitation of satellite data and derivative products in the nature of images satellites. Design of computer databases for global digital elevation models; scientific and technological services, namely, providing scientific research, analysis and testing pertaining to data generated by earth observation satellites, precise geologic relief measurement, and the components of measurement physics; scientific research relating to geo-data relating to digital elevation models; scientific and technological services, namely, research and design in the field of satellite imagery and the exploitation of related data, namely, the design of processing methods for observation satellite data, development of processing protocols for exploiting satellite data with a view to producing geographical information and engineering in connection with programming aerial photographs from a network of observation satellites; industrial analysis and research services in the field of satellite imagery and the exploitation of the data relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services in the fields of digital elevation models for applications in processing and orthorectification of other geo-data, the mapping and modeling of geo-physical processes on earth, the calculation of wave propagation in the telecommunication industry, and the logistic and safety applications in air and land transportation; design and development of computer software and hardware; recovery of computer data; environmental protection consultancy; environmental testing, inspection and crisis intervention planning consultancy; consultancy pertaining to computer security; data conversion of electronic information; computer software design; engineering services, namely, technical project planning and design engineering of geospatial solutions; surveying; oil-field surveys; conducting geological surveys; geological research; analysis services for oil and gas field exploitation; land surveying; oil prospecting; urban planning; computer programming; creating and maintaining web sites on behalf of others; geological prospecting; research services in the field of cartographic products, land cover maps and land registers; providing technical information relating to geological and geographical information of on-line images generated by satellites, in particular geographical images, geographical maps and topographic base maps composed of images generated via satellite and aerial.


Trademark
Infoterra GmbH and Airbus | Date: 2011-03-01

Scientific apparatus and instruments, namely, geodetic apparatus with laser source and geodetic apparatus with radar source in the nature of apparatus/systems comprising components for detecting and imaging a target, photographic cameras, digital cameras, telemetry cameras, telemetry apparatus and telemetry systems in the nature of telemeters, passive and active remote sensing apparatus and remote sensing systems in the nature of apparatus/systems comprising remote sensors measuring different forms of energy like electromagnetic energy, including, visible, thermal, and infrared radiation, force fields, including, gravity and magnetic or acoustic waves, including, sonar; surveying apparatus and instruments; photographic apparatus and instruments, namely, photographic cameras, digital cameras, telemetry apparatus and telemetry systems in the nature of telemeters, passive and active remote sensing apparatus and remote sensing systems in the nature of apparatus/systems comprising remote sensors measuring different forms of energy like electromagnetic energy, including, visible, thermal and infrared radiation, force fields, including, gravity and magnetic, or acoustic waves, including, sonar, distance measuring apparatus, angle viewfinder, electro-optical distance meters; optical apparatus and instruments, namely, interferometers, photometers, polarimeters, reflectometers, autocollimators, multimedia projectors, optical cables, cameras; measuring apparatus and instruments, namely, telemetry apparatus and telemetry systems, in the nature of telemeters, passive and active remote sensing apparatus and remote sensing systems in the nature of apparatus/systems comprising remote sensors measuring different forms of energy like electromagnetic energy, including, visible, thermal, and infrared radiation, force fields, including, gravity and magnetic, or acoustic waves, including, sonar; distance measuring apparatus, angle viewfinders; checking and supervision apparatus and instruments, namely, graduation checkers; computer hardware; database equipment, namely, computer hardware for creating databases; computer software for database management, namely, computer search engine software, software for creating searchable databases of support data; computer operating systems; statistical evaluation software [; database access equipment, namely, computer hardware for database access for remote access and for internet access, computer software for database access for remote access; communication software for providing internet access; database management software for general use; computer software for database management, namely, for stereographic reproduction, for storage, preparation, treatment and analysis of drawings, images, photos, charts, aerial and satellite photographs, surface models; prerecorded magnetic data carriers featuring computer software and computer programs for creating and processing maps, geospatial and map information; computerized files and software packages, namely, computer software for use in stereographic reproduction, for storage, preparation, treatment and analysis of surface models, images and photos ]. [ Drawings, images, namely, pictures; photographs, posters, postcards, surveys, printed charts ]. Access services to electronic databases and to information retrieval centers featuring drawings, images, photos, carts, aerial and satellite photographs, surface models; rental of access time to global computer networks; communication services, namely, electronic data transmission in computer networks; arranging access to databases on the Internet; electronic transmission of data and images, namely, for world wide communication networks and for private and user restricted networks. Aided treatment and analysis of aerial, satellite monochrome and multi-spectral photographs, namely, photogrammetry.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: SPA.2012.1.1-04 | Award Amount: 2.91M | Year: 2013

The overall objective of IncREO is to provide actors responsible for disaster management, risk prevention, civil protection and also spatial planning with EO-based solutions contributing particularly to an improved preparedness and mitigation planning for areas highly vulnerable to natural disasters and already noticeable climate change trends. These solutions will be adjusted to the users and end-users needs and will also reflect on short-term climate change scenarios and related legislature both on national, supranational and European level. As a multi-risk oriented concept per se any type of natural disaster is addressed. However, selected use cases (dam failure, storm surge and wave height, flood, earthquake and landslide) and the transfer of solutions to a specifically multi-risk prone test site will also be covered. From a technical point of view the IncREO solutions will be based on state-of-the-art methodologies, implemented by means of up-to-date mapping and modelling / procedures and finally appropriately disseminated to the relevant stakeholder groups.

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