e-GEOS, a Telespazio (80%) / ASI (20%) company, is a leading international player in the geo-spatial business. e-GEOS offers a complete range of products and services in the Earth Observation and in the geo-spatial application domains, based on both optical and radar satellites as well as on aerial surveys. The company employs more than 500 people and operates through the Earth Observation centres in Matera (Italy) and Neustrelitz (Germany). As the European hub for VHR (Very High Resolution) data, e-GEOS grants unique access to the COSMO-SkyMed, GeoEye-1, IKONOS, Radarsat, Envisat, QuickBird and WorldView and IRS satellites.
e-GEOS is part of the Telespazio (Finmeccanica/Thales) group, operating the largest civil space infrastructure in the world, at the Fucino Space Centre, providing unrivalled service capacity. e-GEOS can rely on the specific know-how and market presence of the various companies within the group, such as GAF and Euromap, the Telespazio subsidiaries network (Spain, UK, France, Romania, Argentina, Brasil) and other strategic partner and distributors that enrich its competitive advantages and provide synergies in the product chain and for market development at international level.
e-GEOS owns and operates the Multi-mission station located at the Matera Space Centre, where data from several EO satellites (COSMO-SkyMed, Radarsat-1&2 and others) are downlinked and processed both for commercial services and services to the Italian Space Agency and the European Space Agency. e-GEOS and its subsidiary GAF/Euromap operate their own data processing services at the Earth Observation Space Centers of Matera, Italy (radar and optical) and Neustrelitz, Germany (optical). Multiple satellites are received and processed in these two hubs, also for near-real-time monitoring.
Since 10 years, e-GEOS is a major player in the European GMES Program (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) where it led major R&D projects, for the set up and validation of GMES services for emergency, security and maritime surveillance applications, such as GMOSAIC (Management of Operations, Situation Awareness and Intelligence for regional Crises) LIMES (Land and Sea Integrated Monitoring for Environment and Security) and LinkER (Supporting Action for the implementation of operational GMES services in Emergency Response).
Thanks to the services developed in these projects, e-GEOS is today a world leader in environmental and maritime monitoring and in rapid mapping for the management of natural disasters and humanitarian crises, cooperating with EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency) EUSC (European Union Satellite Centre), JRC
(Joint Research Centre of the European Commission), various UN Organizations and the Italian Civil Defence.
Moreover e-GEOS is, today, the Operational Service Provider of the GMES Emergency Response Service, GIO EMS (Rush and Non Rush), and of the MARISS Service Network for maritime surveillance services, and is currently involved in several R&D projects within the 7th Framework Program either in Space and in Security. In particular in Security e-GEOS leads G-NEXT, a pre-operational service for supplying information and intelligence data to support the operations of the European External Action Service (EEAS), including mapping and geoinformation products ready for use in emergency and crisis situations, and contemporarily involved in G-SEXTANT, aiming at developing a portfolio of Earth Observation (EO) products and services addressed to the following scenarios: Humanitarian Crisis; Natural Resources; Land Conflict Situation Awareness; Nuclear Sites and Activities; Illicit crops; Border Surveillance.