GMV will coordinate the Project.
Work Package leader for WP1 “Project Management and Scientific and Technical Coordination” and
WP5 “Communication, Capacity Building and Sustainability and Exploitation Plan”.
Task leader for Task 1.1 “Project Management”;
Task 2.1 “Scoping and Analysis of Agro-systems & Food Security Risks and Users Requirements” and
Task 5.3 “Sustainability & Roll Out & Exploitation Plan (beyond EC Funding)”.
GMV also contributes significantly to several tasks and activities across different WPs.
GMV is a privately owned technological business group with an international presence. Founded in 1984, GMV offers its solutions, services and products in very diverse sectors: Aeronautics, Banking and Finances, Space, Defence, Health, Security, Transportation, Telecommunications, and Information Technology for Public Administration and large corporations.
Remote Sensing Applications and Services Division
GMV’s Remote Sensing Applications and Services (RSAS) Division is the developer of the proposed solutions in the project. Contracts related to the present proposal include the following proved skills: management solutions and social awareness raising for integrated forest management (FIRESMART), a pan-European satellite based forest fuel classification (ArcFUEL), an eco-habitat classification of the Abu Dhabi Emirate based on WorldView-2 imagery, REDD+ MRV research projects (RECOVER & PREFER) and specific agriculture services for vineyards (Spain and South Africa), cotton, soya and sugar cane (Brazil), olive groves (Spain). Other contracts also credit RSAS division at GMV for capacity building (institutional relations with EU, international organizations, State Administrations and social actors -NGO’s-) and training in remote sensing applications, including: image pre-processing, advanced image classification, multi-temporal and multi-sensor data processing, GIS analysis, mapping services, WMS services. All remote sensing products are INSPIRE and OGC compliant.
A key technological partner
GMV has taken part in all phases of remote sensing missions, from feasibility and mission studies to system design, development, integration, operations support and maintenance. GMV provides processed images, added value information systems and intelligence services addressing decision-makers’ needs; application areas include weather forecasting, humanitarian crisis management, border control, human and natural disasters, maritime traffic surveillance, urban planning, land use and integrated forest management, precision farming, biodiversity and health.
In those fields, GMV is a key technological partner within the European GMES programme and related operational services. Within GMES, GMV has participated in the different areas either funded by the European Space Agency or the European Commission:
Health (SAFE, early warning systems for tele-epidemiology);
Surveillance and security (LIMES, MARISS, G-MOSAIC, LIMES, NEREIDS, Bridges);
Risk management (WIN, PREVIEW);
Environment (BEinGRID, OSIRIS, GSE, DRUID);
Climate Change (FIRESMART, RECOVER, PROMOTE, GENESIS, GLOBAEROSOL);
Agricultural monitoring, agroclimatology and water cycle management (WinEO, MyWater)
Juan Suárez (coordinator)
Mar González (deputy coordinator)
Antonio Tabasco (project controller)