SPOTLight, December 2010
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SPOTLight, December 2010

IN THIS ISSUE
Astrium Fully Integrates Spot Image and Infoterra
Glacial Disappearance Forecast
Planet Action Attends COP 16
New Website Design Coming Soon

Astrium Fully Integrates Spot Image and Infoterra into New GEO-Information Business Division
AstriumIn January 2011, a single operational management structure will be implemented, bringing together the imagery and services experts Spot Image and Infoterra to form the new GEO-Information division of Astrium Services.

With more than 25 years' experience, the GEO-Information division will now offer a fully-consolidated product and services portfolio under the Astrium brand covering the entire geographic information services value chain: from satellite imagery to high value-added solutions.

Click here to read the full story.

Glacial Disappearance Forecast
Nichols CollegeAlpine glaciers worldwide are retreating, and some will disappear in coming decades. Because the behavior of glaciers results directly from local weather conditions, they are considered reliable gauges of climate change and are undergoing intense scrutiny. Often lost in the midst of this scientific examination is the fact that glaciers also serve practical purposes. They are vital sources of fresh water, and their disappearance can have devastating local economic and environmental effects.

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Planet Action to Attend COP 16
COP16Planet Action, our noncommercial initiative working on climate change, recently attended the United Nation's Conference of Parties (COP 16) in Cancun to support our partner NGOs and the projects receiving imagery and expertise.

Planet Action worked with our partner Unesco on an exhibition presenting World Heritage sites and how satellite imagery is used to protect them. More than 20 posters were exhibited in downtown Cancun. Educational materials were prepared and Mexican schools visited the exhibition.

Planet Action also had a booth at the CIFOR's Forest Day on December 5th, where we presented this video describing the Amazonian Project and how satellite imagery and REDD are contributing to sustainable forest management.

There were also several side events where Planet Action supported project NGOs, including: COICA, UNEP, Green Belt Movement, Conservation International, Imazon, IUCN, Woods Hole Research Center among others.

Click here for more information.

New Website Design Coming Soon

New WebsiteWith Spot Image being integrated into the Astrium Services GEO-Information Division, there will be many exciting changes.

One of the first changes you may notice will be our website. Look for new menus, a comprehensive media room, and more products and services.

In addition, look for our new newsletter coming in February!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

January 19-21
ESRI Fed UC 
Visit us in Booth #409 to learn about the entire line of products and services offered by the Astrium GEO-Information Services Division.
Washington, DC
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
 
February 21-25
45th Annual Alaska Surveying & Mapping Conference
Be sure to catch our presentation at the SDMI Technical Session and visit the booth for more information on our work in Alaska.
Anchorage, AK
Anchorage Hilton Hotel

CONTACT US

If you have questions or would like to receive more information about our products and services, please contact sales@spot.com or call us at (703) 715-3100.

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