e-GEOS to support international organisations involved in development projects

(07 Mar 2022) e-GEOS has signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for development of a project entitled "Global Development Assistance (GDA ) – Agile EO Information Development (AID) – fragility, conflict, and security." The project aims to use Earth observation satellites to improve the implementation and coordination of international aid projects in the parts of the world most heavily affected by conflict, poverty and environmental insecurity.

e-GEOS signed the contract as prime contractor of a consortium with the participation of the German Space Agency DLR, Hensoldt Analytics (Austria), Vito (Belgium), Janes (UK), and CGI of Italy.

Using data from Earth observation satellites, the GDA (Global Development Assistance) programme aims to satisfy the information requirements of international financial institutions and parties involved in development. The domains of interest to the GDA- AID programme are Disaster Resilience, Urban Sustainability, Climate Resilience, Marine Environment and the Blue Economy, Agriculture, Water Resources and Clean Energy.

The new project falls under the Fragility, Conflict and Security domain, offering international financial institutions a tool providing prompt, precise information for analysing and assessing the results of initiatives aimed at reducing poverty, boosting economic development and favouring environmental security in what are considered the world's most "fragile" states.

Fragile settings are characterised by economic and social insecurity, political instability, weak governance, and greater vulnerability to the effects of climate change and natural hazards. The project will develop applications employing a multidisciplinary approach, combining geospace data with information from a variety of sources, using OSINT/SOSINT techniques to supply products, analyses and reports contributing to improved decision-making processes.

To make the data quick and easy to use, a special platform will integrate solutions developed by the consortium led by e-GEOS for the project in a harmonised environment.

Reference: Telespazio PR

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