Observation is the foundation of any science. But understanding, analysing, processing and transforming it into data that transform everyday life is another history. Human activities have reached a complexity level that is no longer possible to evaluate just from the ground. Satellite imagery is not a human eye, but it started to take a
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Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Europe Conference is taking place these days in France - Paris, Marne-la-Vallée. FOSS4G conferences are organized under the patronage of Open Geospatial Consortium, and this edition is hosted by the Ecole Nationale des Sciences Géographiques, an established GIS university
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Context “En poco años, no habrá nada. El Lago Titicaca está enfermo, nosotros también.” In the words of natives “In a couple of years there will be no life. Titicaca Lake is ill, and so are we.” The declaration belongs to the people living in Bahía de Cohana, Bolivia and it was released as the
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World Environment Day (WED) is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place every 5th of June.  Since its launch in 1974, WED has become a global platform for public outreach on environmental issues. It is organized around a particular theme, with this year's being "Connecting People to Nature," and a
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Reality Life is about people, nature and the surrounding environment. Nature is defined by rich biodiversity, if taken care of it. April 2017 has marked 25 years of EU supporting nature, environment and climate change through LIFE Programe, while the 5th of every June celebrates the World Environment Day. Each World Environment Day is
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“Nature-deficit disorder” is a term coined by the American author and journalist Richard Louv, and investigates the relationship of human beings, especially children, with the natural world. The term is not meant to be a medical diagnosis, but rather a description of possible negative consequences to individual health, if alienated from
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"EO Paradigm Shifts and Future Prospects in Earth Observation" seminar held on May 16, 2017 at ESA Centre for Earth Observation (ESRIN, Rome) gathered participants from hundreds of companies active in this field.   Josef ASCHBACHER, the European Space Agency’s director of Earth observation emphasized the
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Big Data Value Valencia Summit 2016 was organized by the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) between November 30th and December 2nd 2016 in Spain. It gathered more than 300 representatives from industry, academia, public administration, data owners and users. The Summit agenda included one day for parallel sessions and working groups that helped the
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TERRASIGNA was invited to take part in the ”Free Open-Source Solutions for Geo-spatial Information Processing and Representation” workshop organized by geo-spatial.org in 7 October 2016 in Bucharest, with the support of the Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest, Romania. Within the first session of the workshop, TERRASIGNA’s
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The EU Research and Innovation in Support of the Earth Observation Market Workshop is currently taking place  (21-22 September 2016), being organized by the European Commission (DG RTD in collaboration with DG GROW, DG CNECT and DG JRC) in Brussels as a step to strengthened collaboration with the commercial sector for the future decade
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The second consultation meeting of EO Open Science of the European Space Agency (ESA) takes place these days (12–14 September 2016) in ESRIN (Frascati, Italy). The conference aims to express the facilitating role of ESA in exploiting EO data in a collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and open way, and making the most of the large volume of complex
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TERRASIGNA representatives participated in the 2016 GEO Workshop for European projects on Earth observation that took place between 31st of May and 2nd of June in Berlin. The event was jointly organized by the European Commission, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure of Germany, and the Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz
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For second time in a road, TERRASIGNA supports ESA’s efforts to verify the Customer Satisfaction in order to improve the quality of the offered services. In this context, our company has been entrusted by ESA to collect, analyses and report feedbacks of the customers on its services by distributing a questionnaire during the Living Planet
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TERRASIGNA participated in the ESA Living Planet Symposium held in Prague, Czech Republic from 9-13 May 2016. The event was organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic and the local support from Charles University in Prague. Within the EO
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On 15-16 of April 2016, TERRASIGNA participated to "Open Source solutions for geospatial data processing and representation" seminar. The event was organized in Cluj-Napoca (Romania) by geo-spatial.org, OSGeo Romania and the Faculty of Geography of the Babeș-Bolyai University. TERRASIGNA’s presentation focused SUCE (Suitability
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Between 15 and 17 March 2016 TERRASIGNA participated in the Conference on Big Data from Space jointly organized this year by ESA, SatCen, and JRC, in collaboration with the IAC, PCTT and the Council of Tenerife at Auditorio de Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. Mr. Florin Serban, Managing Director of TERRASIGNA chaired the session on “Big
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Complex and heterogenous volumes of data, including satellite and aerial imagery, can be used to improve the efficiency of an agricultural business. TERRASIGNA has developed AGRI-BIS, an online service that can address some of the most common problems that the farmers are facing: data integration, different databases for each activity sector, crops
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At the end of 2014, TERRASIGNA (former ASRC) was awarded two new contracts following European Space Agency (ESA) invitations to tender within the General Support Technology Programme (GSTP) that were launched earlier 2014. Terrasigna was awarded the contract for Open Source Image Retrieval - Integration of Developed Tools (OSIRIDE), with
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During the 8th edition of "Infomediu Europa Awards Gala", that took place in Bucharest, on 17th of December 2014, TERRASIGNA (former ASRC) has been honoured with the highest award of the evening: Infomediu Europa Award 2014 – the award granted each year to an organization or a person whose involvement in environment related
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Persistent Scatters Interferometry (PSI) is a state of the art technology using radar images to monitor deformations of the Earth surface that is of high interest in monitoring activities in Earth Observation, because it provides high accuracy, combined with other advantages, as large area covering, long periods of time monitoring possibilities and cost
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After the successful 'Industry and SMEs Round Table' on Best Practices regarding the Big Data driven by Industry and SMEs, organized and moderated by Terrasigna (former ASRC) together with ESA, within the 2014 Conference on Big Data from Space, Mr. Florin SERBAN, Managing Director of Terrasigna was invited on 14th of November, in the
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Within the 2014 Conference on Big Data from Space, Terrasigna (former ASRC), together with the European Space Agency (ESA),  had co-chaired an ‘Industry and SMEs Round Table’ on Best Practices regarding the Big Data driven by Industry and SMEs. The session aimed to present the involvement of Industry and SMEs in using Big Data and
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In 2014, ESA released an open invitation to tender for an activity encompassing software prototyping and mobile app development. The contract was awarded to an international consortium led by Solenix Deutschland GmbH (DE) with Terrasigna Srl (former ASRC) (RO), GISAT s.r.o. (CZ), Progressive Systems Srl (IT) and Qualteh JR Srl (RO) as
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The 11th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM 2013) took place between 21st and 27th of September 2013 in Rhodes, Greece. Aiming at bringing together the leading scientists of the international Numerical and Applied Mathematics community, the conference intended to cover large scientific domains. Topics
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The European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium 2013 was held in Edinburgh, United Kingdom from 9 to 13 September 2013 and it was organised with the support of the UK Space Agency. The proposed themes for that edition were: Oceanography, Solid Earth/Geodesy, Atmosphere, Climate and Meteorology, Cryosphere, Hazards, Near Earth Environment, Land
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Terrasigna (former ASRC) was invited to participate in the conference The European Earth Monitoring Programme Copernicus: Its Benefits for the Citizens of Eastern Europe that took place in Bucharest from 21 May 2013 to 22 May 2013 at the Palace of the Parliament. Considering the positive effects of the conference on the European Earth Monitoring
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​Terrasigna (former ASRC) provides innovative solutions for environmental monitoring by means of retrieving and processing information acquired from airborne and satellite missions. Company’s services of land monitoring include: ground deformation, thematic mapping, and change detection. One of the relevant works of Terrasigna’s experts
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A round table “Optimal Integration of the CCS Technology” was organised on 22nd of November 2012 by the Institute for Studies and Power Engineering (ISPE) and the National Institute for Research and Development of Marine Geology and Geoecology (GeoEcoMar), under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Business
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Advanced Research Workshop on Environmental Security of the European Cross-border Energy Supply Infrastructure organised in Moscow, Russia between 30 and 31 October 2012 was a NATO-sponsored event. The workshop was financed under the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme that supports civil science cooperation between NATO and its
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Tropical Storm Sandy, the 18th tropical storm of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season was tracked by GOES East satellite. The hurricane went constantly towards the North, Northeast hitting Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti on its way. After moving parallel to the East Coast of U.S. for a while, it turned to
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The Land Surface Temperature (LST) is an important climatic factor that influences the urban environment and therefore the quality of live within these urban settlements. The LST is determined mainly by the air temperature and is directly related to the land cover / land use type. Terrasigna (former ASRC) experts have analyzed the daily LST
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As the temperatures for summer of 2012 were extremely high, the effects on the vegetation were major. The drought affected agriculture, but also the forests. 630 hectars were affected by fires in the Fagaras Mountains during the last decade of July 2012. Dry vegetation, seedling plantation, coniferous forest and forestry shearings were in a
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​Terrasigna (former ASRC) participated in the special session “Methods for Modelling and Analyzing Very High Resolution SAR Images” of the International Conference on Communications – COMM 2012 with the paper “Towards a New Hierarchical Segmentation Algorithm for SAR Scenes”. Having a wide experience in digital data
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  Between 21 and 23 of June, Terrasigna (former ASRC) took part in the activities of the International Conference on Communications – COMM 2012 held National Military Center in Bucharest, Romania. Terrasigna's representatives will present a paper within the special session “Methods for modeling and analysing very high
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International Forum on Satellite Earth Observation for Geohazard Risk Management was organised by the European Space Agency (ESA) on 21-23 May 2012 at Santorini, Greece. The Forum addressed primarily to Solid Earth & Natural Geohazards and looked at hazards, risks and impacts for the following themes: • Tectonics • Coastal
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FOSS4G-CEE & Geoinformatics 2012 conference had started on 20th of May in Prague, Czech Republic. Within the FOSS4G-CEE & Geoinformatics 2012 conference program Terrasigna (former ASRC) had made a presentation on "Interactive METEOSAT: Educational Platform for Meteorological Applications Entirely Developed with FLOSS Software"
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​Terrasigna (former ASRC) had participated to the “First International Conference on Moldavian Risks - from Global to Local Scale” between 16th and 19th of May, 2012. World-renowned experts had meet in Bacau to discuss on subjects related to environmental risks: earthquakes and floods, climate change, solar storms, and the hazard of
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​Terrasigna (former ASRC) had participated in the "GMES: New Opportunities for Eastern Europe" conference on the 3 - 4 of May 2012, organised by the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), together with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Commission (EC). The objective of this conference was to inform participants about the latest
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It is already a tradition among Terrasigna’s (former ASRC) scientists to participate in the European Geosciences Union (EGU), General Assembly. The event took place place in Vienna, Austria between 22nd and 27th of April 2012. The EGU General Assembly 2012 brought together geoscientists from all over the world into one meeting
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​Terrasigna (former ASRC) had participated in the “Working group F on Floods – Thematic Workshop Stakeholder Involvement in Flood Risk Management” that took place in Bucharest between 17 and 19 of April 2012. The specific purpose of the WG F Thematic Workshop on implementation of the Directive 2007/60/EC was to consider and
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  Within Getica CCS governmental demonstration project located in Oltenia region (the most energy intensive region at national level), Terrasigna (former ASRC) has worked on a Radar interferogram of the Targu-Jiu area. Obtained by processing two satellite scenes, it represents a preliminary product towards a deformation map on the
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The 3rd Edition of the International Workshop “Promoting CCS in Romania” took place in Romania, Craiova, Dolj County, on 22-23 March, 2012. Terrasigna (former ASRC) was one of the sponsors of this event, organized by the Romanian “CO2 Club” Association, together with CO2GeoNet – France, CGS Europe, pan-European
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SpaceEU aimed at space practitioners, helping them to understand the opportunities in this developing space landscape, and to take advantage of them. It addressed both established operators and potential new entrants, with a particular focus on SMEs.   SpaceEU offered Terrasigna (former ASRC) the opportunity to look for potential co-operation
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As member state of ESA, Romania has its dedicated place on the ESA portal. The news related to our country’s activities within the European Space Agency (ESA) are now announced and distributed to the Romanian public in native language. At the beginning of 2012, the messages related to the launch of the first Romanian satellite - Goliat - with
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During the training session of the Geospace project at the beginning of February 2012, the Terrasigna (former ASRC) experts introduced to the participants the 4.0 version of LEOWorks, as one of the interactive teaching instruments for Geography and Geomatics promoted by the project. LEOWorks (LEO = Learning with Earth Observation) is an Image
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The Romanian satellite Goliat was launched with the ESA’s vehicle Vega today, on 13th February 2012 from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Vega was realizing into orbit seven ESA sponsored CubeSats built by teams of students from European universities. Among these, the Romanian nanosatellite Goliat was built by the
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Seven teams of university students were selected to fly their CubeSats on the maiden flight of ESA's Vega launch vehicle. Romania participated in this mission with Goliat, a standard cubesat of 100 x 100 x 100 mm3. The objective to develop a microsatellite mission was included in the national space programme. The Romanian Space Agency and the
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The law on Romania's Accession Agreement to the European Space Agency (ESA) Convention was officially approved, signed and published on 14th of December 2011. Romania signed the Accession Agreement on 20th of January 2011 in Bucharest through its representatives Teodor Baconschi (Minister of Foreign Affairs), Marius-Ioan Piso (President and CEO
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Terrasigna (former ASRC) has published the book “Data Mining – Techniques and Applications in Satellite Imagery and Natural Language Processing”, written by PhD Catalin Cucu–Dumitrescu, Senior Researcher and Technical Team Leader within the company, specialised in algorithms development and mathematical models. The book is a
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Eduspace is the ESA educational website that introduces Earth Observation techniques and applications to secondary school students, aiming to provide them and teachers with learning and teaching tools. Eduspace launched the Interactive Meteosat (IM) application that started in 2009 as a project conducted by Terrasigna (former ASRC). IM
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Many natural areas can be or have been affected by wildfires that tend to spread at alarming rates, causing enormous economic and possible life losses, especially if the affected area is a forested one. Such a situation can easily become a natural disaster if immediate action is not taken. In Romania, more that 100 natural fires were identified at
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The workshop organized within the eLPIS project (eLearning Platform for Land-Parcel Identification System within the National Plan for Research, Development and Innovation) on 18th of November 2011 focused on presenting the projects results, meaning the development of an eLearning platform for specialists in integrated management and control information
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During 19th September -23rd September 2011, the European Space Agency (ESA) organised the 8th International Workshop on "Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry" hosted in ESA-ESRIN in Frascati, Italy. The workshop represented a forum for scientific exchange and collaboration between individual research groups, with a
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geo-spatial.org, OSGeo Romania and Bucharest University - Faculty of Geography organised the 5th edition of the "Open Source Solutions for Geospatial Data Processing and Representation" seminar in Bucharest on 7-8 October 2011. The event is dedicated to presenting the benefits of the open and free geospatial technologies (as free and open
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Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) organized “GEOSS Summer School: Advancing Earth Observation Data Understanding Crisis Management and Emergency Response” at Neptun, Constanta between 29th of August and 4th of September 2011. The main goal of the second edition of the summer school was to acquire knowledge on current use of EO data and image
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Interactive Meteosat (IM) MultiLanguage version was released on July 2011 by Terrasigna (former ASRC) on its website. The application was provided in 8 languages: Danish, German, Greek, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, and Portuguese. Also, the Romanian public could use the version in its native language. The original English version of
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On 23rd of June 2011 stakeholders, politicians, planners, NGOs and journalists were invited to the workshop ''Resizing the Economical and Ecological Efforts in the Danube River Floodplains''. The event was part of the DANUBE FLOODRISK project and was organized by the Ministry of Environment Romania as Lead partner. The
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The European Association of Teachers (AEDE), founded in Paris in 1956, is an organisation promoting understanding of EU issues amongst educators in all member states. The 17th Congress of the AEDE was held in Romania under the high patronage of the Presidential insitution of the Republic of Romania. The events went off under the theme
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The workshop "Open Source Solutions for Geospatial Data Processing and Representation", third edition, took place between 15th and 16th of April 2011 in Cluj Napoca (Cluj County). The event was organized by geo-spatial.org, OSGeo Romania and "Babes-Bolyai" University, Faculty of Geography. Terrasigna's (former ASRC
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Terrasigna's (former ASRC) tutorial on the Danube Delta (Romania) has been published by ESA on its educational portal – Eduspace. LEOWorks 3.0, the free software developed by Terrasigna for inspecting and analyzing satellite images was used in a case study on Sf. Gheorghe mouth, located in the Danube Delta. The case study included
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At the end of February 2011, a team of Terrasigna (former ASRC) experts has installed a custom made corner reflector at the GEOECOMAR’s premises in Contanta (Romania). A radar corner reflector is a metallic device with highly reflective properties that increases the amount of electromagnetic energy normally returned to the radar. Due to the
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A team of Terrasigna (former ASRC) experts has attended the seminars organized by German Aerospace Center in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. The seminar “TerraSAR-X Science Team Meeting” took place between 14th and 16th of February 2011. The presentation sessions focused on mission status and joint activities, InSAR techniques, methods and
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The forty-eighth session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) has been held during the period 7-18 February 2011 at the United Nation Office at Vienna, Austria. Terrasigna's (former ASRC) presentation within the Item 8 Disaster management support focused on the applications
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The Danube Delta is the second largest delta in Europe, being located in the land-sea junction between the Danube River and the Black Sea. It represents a very dynamic system, affected by an important subsidence process along with a dynamic landscape of wetlands. As a consequence, mapping and monitoring are necessary tasks to consider for a proper
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Terrasigna (former ASRC) had released a report on Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (PolSAR), analyzing a dataset acquired at L band by the ALOS / PALSAR system over a particularly complex region, the Danube Delta. This was part of a greater study on the Danube Delta conducted by the company. It was the first study ever conducted
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On 20 January 2011 Romania signed the Accession Agreement to the ESA Convention becoming the 19th ESA Member State. The ceremony got together Jean-Jacques Dordain (ESA Director General) with the Romanian representatives Teodor Baconschi (Minister of Foreign Affairs), Marius-Ioan Piso (President and CEO of the Romanian Space Agency) and cosmonaut
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The Black Sea shore is a very sensitive area for monitoring, especially in its Northern part, adjacent to Danube Delta. The human activity as well as the natural factors (storms, marine currents etc.) leads to significant changes of the seashore line during the years. These changes were and still are very hard to estimate due to lack of consistent
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Action Plan for Implementing Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Demonstrative Project in Romania was launched on 23rd November 2010 at Targu Jiu (Gorj County, Romania) within the first national symposium of the National Carbon Capture and Storage Programme. It was a governmental project, coordinated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and the Business
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Terrasigna's (former ASRC) experts were invited to take part in the scientific sessions of the Annual Conference of the Romanian Geological Society planned for 5th of November 2010. After general presentations, the program was organised in 3 scientific sessions, poster and drawings sessions. Terrasigna's presentation on “Landslide
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On 22nd of October 2010 Terrasigna (former ASRC) participated in the International Symposium “RIVERS – DELTAS – SEAS” organized by the National Institute for Research and Development of Marine Geology and Geoecology – GEOECOMAR. The two day symposium agenda addressed topics related to six different sections. For the
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On 21st of October 2010 Terrasigna (former ASRC) participated in the International Symposium “Landslides – the impact on the environment and society” organized for the “Integrated system of data collection technologies for mapping soil properties” project developed within the FP7 framework. The core objective of the
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Terrasigna (former ASRC) is developing an educational application - Interactive Meteosat (IM), for the Eduspace website of the European Space Agency (ESA). IM is a web-based interactive application for the teaching of satellite meteorology in secondary schools. It forms a part of the IM case study on the Eduspace website, which teaches students to
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The conference for Open Source Geospatial Software (FOSS4G) was held in Barcelona, Spain between 6th and 9th of September 2010. FOSS4G gathered all kind of actors: Free Software developers, representatives from companies, institutions and the academic world. 136 oral presentations and 140 posters have been selected for the public. Terrasigna
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The 61st International Astronautical Congress was held in Prague, Czech Republic between 27th of September and 1st of October 2010. The focal theme chosen by the Czech Space Office for this edition of the Congress was “Space for Human Benefit and Exploration". The event consisted in Technical Sessions (28 symposiums), Exhibition Space (246
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Terrasigna (former ASRC) developed an Image Analysis and Processing Platform capable of managing, extracting information and valorising very large volumes of Earth Observation data. The platform was designed within the project «Prototype for an interactive geoinformation retrieval system - GeoINF» ,financed under the National R&D
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A massive oil spill started in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010. The spill occurred after an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig, operating off the Louisiana coast. The oil spill has an area of approximate 6,500 km2 according to estimates reported on May 3, 2010. It is considered to be an environmental disaster that will have
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Terrasigna (former ASRC) was present at the European Space Agency (ESA) Living Planet Symposium 2010 held in Bergen, Norway from 28th June to 2nd July 2010, organised with the support of the Norwegian Space Centre.   The objective of the Living Planet Symposium was to present the results of the ESA Earth Observation missions in exploitation
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Terrasigna (former ASRC) Strategic Plan for strengthening its top market position has as its main purpose to constantly improve and deliver high quality services in theoretical and applied scientific research field. In recognition of the reliable performance of its management system, Terrasigna has received certifications for 9001:2008
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Terrasigna (former ASRC) participated to the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2010, which took place in Vienna, betwee 2-7 May 2010. The EGU General Assembly 2010 reunited geoscientists from all over the world. The event covered all disciplines of the Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. Young scientists that participated to EGU
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Romanian Ministry of Environment together with Technical University of Civil Engineering, Romanian Committee for Large Dams and Academy of Technical Sciences of Romania organized the workshop: “Introducing the Potential of Using Spaceborne Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) for Ground Deformation Monitoring”. Terrasigna
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Terrasigna (former ASRC) participated to the 6th International Workshop on “Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry”, hosted by European Space Agency ESA-ESRIN in Frascati, Italy from 30th of November through 4th December 2009. The workshop provided a forum for scientific exchange and close collaboration between
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Terrasigna (former ASRC) conducted a study using the potential of the Differential Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry (DInSAR) technique to monitor landslides. DInSAR is a remote sensing technique used to detect ground displacements up to millimeters accuracy. It can be used to monitor various sites like urban, glaciers, volcanoes, earthquake
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TERRASIGNA (former ASRC) has presented the first preliminary deformation map over Bucharest using the Differential Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (DInSAR) stacking technique. This technique has the advantage that it measures deformation information in a large number of points (thousands) over a long period of time, making possible a
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