GAF AG named “Earth Observation Company of the Year"

It has been announced that GAF AG is the winner of the Company Achievement Award 2015. This award recognizes GAF as a company that has made significant contributions to the development of the Earth observation (EO) services sector in Europe.

Munich, June 23, 2015 -- GAF was presented with the prize by the chairman and secretary general of the awarding body, the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC), at the annual association meeting in Brussels. The award reflects the contributions made by GAF over the last 30 years, having grown from a small university spin-off to a European leader in the sector. The company now has more than 200 staff and an annual turnover of close to €30 million. Its track record comprises more than 1000 projects in over 100 countries on 4 continents. GAF is today one of the most experienced European service providers in the EU/ESA Copernicus programme, covering all of its thematic areas and offering particular expertise in Land Monitoring and Emergency Management services. This is demonstrated by the fact that more than 60 members of staff are currently dedicated to the provision of Copernicus services, including the operation of a 365/24/7 emergency service.

Selection of the winner took place in a two-stage procedure: EARSC members were first asked to nominate companies and subsequently vote to obtain a selection of five candidates. The final selection was then done by an independent international jury of renowned experts in the field of Earth observation.


The European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) is the European organization which –on a non-profit basis– promotes the use of EO technology and especially the companies in Europe which offer EO-related products and services. EARSC`s mission is to foster the development of the European EO geo-information services industry. EARSC has 75 members from all over Europe.

About GAF AG – Germany

GAF AG is a leading solutions company with an international reputation as a skilled provider of data, products and services in the fields of geo-information, spatial IT and consulting for private and public clients. The company is part of the Telespazio Group, which belongs to Finmeccanica and Thales, two European technology leaders. 



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