[SatNews] Airbus Defence and Space has signed a partnership agreement with TerraNIS, a geo-information services company working in the fields of agriculture, environment and land management, and ARTAL Technologies, a company specializing in software development. This agreement aims to boost the use of services based on satellite imagery by private and public players, both in France and internationally.
The new partnership will further intensify the deployment of geo-information services through robust processing channels and an expanded customer portfolio, ranging from SMEs and local authorities to national institutional entities. All of these services will benefit from the advantages offered by the fleet of satellites operated by Airbus Defence and Space, which is the market’s most extensive in terms of resolution, reactivity and availability: radar satellites with TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X and soon PAZ, optical satellites with SPOT 6 and SPOT 7, DMC-2, DEIMOS-1, plus the constellation of very high-resolution Pléiades 1A and 1B satellites.
Bernhard Brenner, Head of Geo-Intelligence at Airbus Defence and Space, said: “We are very happy with this collaboration, which will enable a large number of private and public players to access the best of our space technology, thanks to tailor-made services developed to precisely address their needs.” For more than 30 years, the company has been providing geo-information services using satellite imagery, across a broad market spectrum comprising mapping and land management, the environment and agriculture, oil and gas exploration and defence and security.
Marc Tondriaux, CEO of TerraNIS, said: “Thanks to the ‘Eugenius’ (European Group of Enterprises for a Network of Information Using Space) initiative that we have just launched and are coordinating, we will be setting up a network of European SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) that, each in their own region, will be providing these cutting-edge services, using the same technical platform and sharing a common catalogue of products and services.”