New FP7 project G-SEXTANT kicked off by EUROSENSE.

G-SEXTANT aims to develop a portfolio of Earth Observation (EO) products and services to support the geospatial information needs of the European External Action Service.

Within the context of the Copernicus (former GMES) Initiative, the FP 7 project G-SEXTANT aims at consolidating a portfolio of Earth Observation products and services that support the geospatial information needs of the European External Action Service. Thereby the main focus is set on the development of pre-operational services in the frame of pre-defined scenarios (e.g. humanitarian crisis, natural resources), the definition of products to respond to the user’s demands and the development of a standardized product portfolio.

The G-SEXTANT project consortium under the lead of INDRA is composed of 14 partners from industry, institutional organizations and EU organizations. The 2 years project started the 1st of January 2013.

EUROSENSE is mainly involved in the development of population distribution mapping, land cover mapping and reference mapping in the field of humanitarian crisis.

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