January 19, 2012 -- GEOCORE led by Envitia, including Helyx SIS Ltd, University of Nottingham, University College London (UCL) and QinetiQ has been awarded a two year £1.9M contract by Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Advanced Geospatial information and Intelligence Services (AGIS) research programme. This includes the development of science and technology, methods and techniques to underpin and improve the handling and understanding of GEOINF/GEOINT within Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Other Government Departments (OGDs).
The research will be exploitable over the next 5-10 years and will identify opportunities for the rapid development and insertion of geospatial technology.
The scope of the research includes: an assessment of future defence requirements, in addition to undertaking a broad range of Geospatial research to support the MoD ISTAR domain, supporting delivery of the MoD’s Spatial Data Infrastructure.
“The Envitia led AGIS programme will ensure that MoD stays at the vanguard of geospatial research” says James Prain – Dstl’s AGIS Project Manager. “The GEOCORE team has demonstrated its extensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities for the geospatial community and expertise to advance MoD geospatial capability.”
MoD, through Dstl, sought industry engagement to support the delivery of their GEOINF/GEOINT research, needing flexibility to evolve to changing MoD requirements. GEOCORE offers this flexibility bringing together the leading providers of GEOINT technology and research for MoD, with two of the UKs leading universities involved in geospatial research.
About Envitia Ltd
Envitia is a world leader in geospatial intelligence technologies. Envitia applications and software technologies provide the highest performance solutions for the Defence, Government and major systems integrators. Our COTS software and solutions are employed globally across a wide spectrum of disciplines including environmental analysis and exploitation, data fusion and integrity, and the management of very large and disparate datasets with extreme precision.
About Helyx Secure Information Systems
Limited is the leading Geospatial Information eXploitation (GIX) consultancy and technology provider offering experience and expertise gained through working with Defence and Security customers in the UK and internationally.
The University of Nottingham
A member of the Russell Group of top UK research-led Universities Nottingham has over 5000 staff, nearly 40,000 students and campuses in the UK, Malaysia and China. Nottingham’s research contribution will be led from the new Nottingham Geospatial Institute (NGI) which was formed from the merger of the Centre for Geospatial Science (CGS) and the Institute of Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy in 2011. Prof. Mike Jackson will be the academic PI for GEOCORE and the AGIS contract which will involve researchers from several parts of the University.
University College London
UCL has multiple research groups focusing on different aspects of geospatial science and engineering. The Satellite Geodesy and Navigation Group (SGNG) conducts research into improved accuracy and robustness to positioning applications. The Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) is an initiative to develop emerging computer technologies in several disciplines which deal with geography, space, location, and the built environment.
A FTSE250 company, QinetiQ is a leading international provider of technology-based services and solutions to the defence, security and aerospace markets. We are a trusted partner to government organisations, predominantly in the UK and US, including defence departments. We also provide technology insertion, technical services and advice to commercial and industrial customers all around the world. www.QinetiQ.com
Envitia will be exhibiting at DGI 2012, London on 23 - 26 January. Visit Envitia at Stand 56.
Helyx will be exhibiting at DGI 2012, London 23-26 January 2012. Visit Helyx on Stand 46.
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