The Infrastructure Mapping and Planning (EO4Infrastructures) project will be performed by a team led by e-GEOS, an ASI (20%) / Telespazio (80%) company, within the Leonardo-Finmeccanica Group. e-GEOS is supported by 4 subcontractors:
addition to the 4 subcontractors, the Project Team will be supported also by:
is worth noting that for the selection of the above-mentioned teammates, two
main drivers have been followed:
To satisfy these needs in each Country it has been set-up an Integrated Country Team (ICT) composed by:
For this reason, the EO4Infrastructure project represents a brilliant example of cooperation between European operators, national authorities and scientific institutions to provide a better and more secure service for the European citizens.
DB (Deutsche Bahn AG) is the
main German railway company, headquartered in Berlin and founded in 1994
and 100% owned by the German government.
DB describes itself as the second-largest transport company in the world, after the German postal and logistics company Deutsche Post / DHL, and is the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. DB was the largest railway company in the world by revenue in 2015. It carries about two billion passengers annually.
The group is divided into several companies, including DB Fernverkehr (long-distance passenger), DB Regio (local passenger services) and DB Cargo (rail freight). The Group subsidiary DB Netz AG also operates 90% of the German railway infrastructure and thus the largest rail network in Europe.
SNCF Réseau is the owner and main manager of the French national rail network. SNCF Réseau manages, maintains and develops the French rail network and markets its services. It ensures line safety and performance, and provides its clients with transparent, non-discriminatory access to the network and rail service infrastructures.
Its goal is to maximize infrastructure access by enabling more trains to run on a modernized network—particularly at key rail nodes and along major corridors—and to go beyond assigning train paths to offer a wealth of new, high value-added services.
SNCF Réseau operates 30,000 km of lines in service throughout all of France with about 94% conventional lines and 6% High Speed Lines (HSL) monitored and maintained 24/7. About 4,000 km of catenaries checked or replaced annually. SNCF Reseau enables 20,000 train paths delivered every day with 15,000 commercial trains.
RFI - Rete Ferroviaria Italiana is the company of the
Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group with the public role of Infrastructure
Manager, responsible for management and for safety of the rail traffic on the
whole national network, track, stations and installations.
In its role of Infrastructure Manager RFI allows the access to the railway network to Railway Undertakings (RU), performs the maintenance and ensures the safe circulation on the whole network, manages the investments for the upgrading of railway lines (High Speed and Conventional) and the technological development.
On the international side, RFI promotes the integration of the Italian infrastructure in the European railway network and cooperates with other European Infrastructure Managers.
e-GEOS is a joint venture between Telespazio S.p.A. (80%)
and the Italian Space Agency (20%), entered into force on June 2009. The two
shareholders have assigned to e-GEOS respectively the whole Earth Observation
Division and the world-wide exclusive distribution of data and services from
the COSMO-SkyMed Constellation, developed by ASI in cooperation with the Italian
Ministry of Defence.
e-GEOS is a leading international player in the Earth Observation and Geo-Spatial Information business. e-GEOS offers a unique portfolio of applications services, also thanks to the monitoring capabilities of COSMO-SkyMed Constellation, and has acquired leading position within European Copernicus Program. Application services include: monitoring for environmental protection, rush mapping in support to natural disaster management, specialized products for defence and intelligence, oil spill and ship detection for maritime surveillance, interferometric measurements for landslides and ground subsidence analysis, thematic mapping for agriculture and forestry.
TRE ALTAMIRA is a
company specialized in Earth observation that offers millimeter measurements of
ground motion and mapping solutions from radar satellite image processing.
TRE ALTAMIRA is the result of the merger within the CLS group of the companies ALTAMIRA INFORMATION and TRE (Tele-Rilevamento Europa, created in the late 1990s by radar experts from the French Space Agency (CNES) and the Politecnico di Milano respectively. These world-renowned teams developed their own advanced interferometric processing chains, known as Stables Points and Permanent Scatterer Interferometry, creating a technological break from the chains used by the scientific community to study seismic events and monitor volcanological phenomena.
GAF is a private sector enterprise founded in 1985 in
Munich, Germany and is one of the leading European companies in the field of
geo-information. GAF has more than 30 years of international experience in
working with EO data, covering all technical aspects in the fields of forestry,
land use and land cover, security and disaster monitoring, urban mapping,
agriculture and others. Since its inception, GAF has been involved in the
development and application of thematic image processing and analysis routines.
GAF is part of the multi-national Telespazio Group and is strategically integrated in the Space Alliance consisting of LEONARDO/FINMECCANICA and THALES
SIRS (Spatially Referenced Information Systems), a CLS group company, supports international and local players in the management of land resources. For more than 30 years, the company has been producing geographical data based on satellite and airborne platforms (aircraft and drones) but also in situ measurements. An experience recognized through the world.
IGN (National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information) is the French National Mapping Agency, placed under the responsibility of the Ministry for Sustainable Development and of the Ministry of Agriculture. IGN is the official reference for geographic and forest information in France, certified to be neutral and interoperable. The institute is constantly developing new reference databases, products and geoservices, to meet the country's growing and changing needs for map data and geographic information. Innovation is a core strategy of IGN through its research laboratories, its school, its project accelerator, its forestry experts and the services. IGN is in particular the reference operator in the matter of national geodetic infrastructure and has a significant contribution to the international geodetic infrastructure (for example the realization of the international terrestrial reference system). In particular, IGN has been involved in Galileo geodetic infrastructure implementation for more than 10 years. It has a long and recognized experience in referencing and controlling.