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Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Mapping Europe’s Quiet Areas

One-third of Europe’s countryside is potentially affected by noise pollution caused by human activity, according to a new report published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Protecting areas not yet affected by noise can bring significant environmental and health benefits, the report says.

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Europe Assesses Forest Ecosystems Status and Trends

The EEA report European forest ecosystems: state and trends, gives an updated health check on how our forests are coping with the many challenges they face. It assesses whether forest ecosystems can still manage to play their part providing key ‘services’ for the environment. Forests help regulate our climate and sustain watersheds, providing clean water.

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Keeping Transport Systems on Track

Feb. 29, 2016—Operators of UK transport networks are the first who are set to benefit from Live Land, a satellite-based land monitoring system developed through ESA. Transport operators across the UK face significant challenges in monitoring and detecting landslides and subsidence across their networks. Incidents in the vicinity of roads and railways, resulting from such

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Mapping Threats to Europe’s Grasslands, Woodlands and Marine Areas

The EEA report ‘Mapping and assessing the condition of Europe’s ecosystems: progress and challenges’ gives a snapshot of current ecosystem health in Europe. It identifies key gaps in data which are essential to properly assess the health of Europe’s many ecosystems.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Creation of UN-GGIM: Europe Closes ‘Significant Gap’ in European Public Information Management

Cooperation between the geospatial and statistical communities and formal bodies such as the European Commission will be less fragmented and better coordinated as a result of UN-GGIM: Europe, its first plenary session has heard.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

EUROGI’s “imaGIne: Opportunities Everywhere” Conference to Highlight Geospatial Growth

According to a report published last year by Oxera a leading UK economic research firm which was commissioned by Google, at $150-270 billion annually the geospatial sector globally was one third the size of the global airline industry.  The report states “Geo services are making an important contribution to the global economy and to future

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Signals 2014: Our Well-being Depends on a Resource-efficient, Circular Economy

The latest edition of Signals published today looks at the environmental effects of our current consumption and production system. It shows how we often extract limited resources faster than the planet can produce them, turn them into products using environmentally harmful processes and then discard these products after a limited period of use.

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Mapping the Very Shallow Geothermal Potential in Europe

Europe is undergoing an energy transition with the aim to abolish nuclear, coal and other non-renewable energy sources through renewable energy developments. Such renewable energy resources are rapidly gaining importance. Besides the well-researched and already implemented solar, wind and hydropower domain, less research has been done in the analysis of very shallow geothermal energy resources

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Astrium Services Signs Distribution Partnership with GAF

Astrium Services’ GEO-Information experts have now signed up GAF AG, one of Europe’s leading providers of Earth observation and geo-information solutions, as a channel partner for their satellite data and value-added products in Germany. Users in Germany can consequently resort to an additional source for accessing Astrium’s substantial portfolio of optical and radar satellite data, as

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Esri’s Lawrie Jordan to be Keynote Speaker at European LiDAR Mapping Forum, December 2012

The European LiDAR Mapping Forum (ELMF), which runs from 4-5 December 2012 in Salzburg, Austria, is delighted to announce that Lawrie Jordan, Director of Imagery at Esri will be giving this year’s keynote presentation. Mr Jordan’s keynote speech will provide a vision for the fast-paced LIDAR industry.  Focusing on how organisations can take their remotely sensed

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