MONTREAL, Aug. 7, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Effigis Geo-Solutions Inc., a
leader in Earth observation solutions, is proud to announce that the
Canadian Space Agency (CSA) granted it a half million dollars
($574,875) to set up innovative applications to build on Earth
The contract granted to Effigis primarily concerns the development of
methods for using RADARSAT-2 multi-polarization images and the
monitoring of natural environments in Canada, based on their vegetation
structure and substrate conditions. During this project,
state-of-the-art polarimetric techniques (decompositions and POLinSAR)
will be used.
The purpose of this initiative is to develop methods to map and monitor
natural environments in various ecozones of Canada, as well as to
detect any environmental disturbances in these areas.
"The CSA's Earth Observation Applications Development Program (EOADP)
continues to develop leading-edge technological solutions that further
meet the needs of our clients, providing Effigis with an undeniable
competitive advantage on all our markets, especially internationally,"
specified Pierre Vincent, Executive Vice President of Effigis.
The CSA, through its Earth Observation Applications Development Program
(EOADP), granted a total of 12 contracts to Canadian industries and
universities. With this investment, Canadian industry will be able to
create innovative systems, products and services to optimize the use of
data from the Earth observation missions supported by the Canadian
Space Agency, in particular RADARSAT-2.
Effigis, a rapidly expanding Quebec firm established in Montreal in
1991, designs, develops and implements innovative geospatial solutions (Earth
observation services, infrastructure inventory, telecommunications
network monitoring, GNSS software, geological studies) by drawing upon
expert resources, aimed at improving its customers' business processes.
A business partner in one of the largest satellite imaging distribution
networks in the world, Effigis provides its clients with access to a
wide range of Earth observation business satellites. It is also the
exclusive distributor of Pléiades satellite images for Canada. Effigis
thus serves many sectors of activity such as public administration,
aeronautics, agriculture, environment, forestry, engineering
consulting, mines and oil, public services and telecommunications.
SOURCE: Effigis Géo-Solutions inc.
For further information:
Marie-Claude Fréchette, Communications and Marketing Director
Effigis Geo-Solutions Inc.
Telephone: 514-495-6500, Ext. 137