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February 29th, 2012
e-GEOS to Provide Satellite Data and Maps for Emergency Management

e-GEOS (80%-owned by Telespazio and 20%-owned by the Italian Space Agency) has won two tenders launched by the European Commission worth a total of EUR 9.6 million, as part of the GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) programme. The Italian company, which operates in the Earth observation services sector, will provide geospatial information and satellite maps of areas affected by emergencies to the European Commission, which will then be able to make the data necessary to manage disasters available to the civil protection services and competent authorities of EU countries. Furthermore, the Commission will be able to make pre- and post-event maps of any area in the world available within a few hours of the emergency arising, thereby facilitating the organisation of aid operations. Read More