Life-Saving Innovation

GEO-PICTURES is a ground-breaking space technology project that will save lives, environment and property during emergencies and disasters.

Targeted for use in emergencies, GEO-PICTURES will save lives and mitigate disaster effects on environment. In emergency situations striking humanity, environment and the civil public, it is of paramount importance to communicate from the field what has happened and where as quickly and accurately as possible so that appropriate actions can be taken. One cannot rely on an existing infrastructure except satellite communications for global coverage. GEO-PICTURES provides near-real-time input of pictures, video, sensors and assessment results worldwide. The novel emergency management platform will be developed in Oslo with several partners, and form a seamless solution hosted by United Nations (UNOSAT-UNITAR) on the CERN campus in Geneva.

Partners with specific expertise in rapid on-line mapping will produce real-time situational maps with a combination of space & terrestrial image and sensor information. Completely new and a missing link in operations this provides a significant contribution to larger and medium scale emergency management all over the world, and specifically in areas with poor communication infrastructure after the disasters.

GEO-PICTURES combines state of the art in satellite communication, navigation and earth observation, based on a core technology with geo-tagged image and sensor communication combined with latest satellite earth observation. A main challenge is high resolution photo communications without broadband infrastructure. An innovation award winning core concept already tested forms an excellent basis for enhancement, further integration and direct use in operations.

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GMES AND EARTH OBSERVATION COMBINED WITH POSITION BASED IMAGE AND SENSOR COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY FOR UNIVERSAL RESCUE, EMERGENCY AND SURVEILLANCE. FOR MORE INFO, PLEASE CONTACT THE PROJECT SECRETARIAT AT ANSUR TECHNOLOGIES.