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European Space Imaging

Established in Munich, Germany since 2002, European Space Imaging is the leading supplier of the highest spatial resolution satellite imagery currently commercially available to customers in Europe, North Africa and CIS countries. Leading innovation, we are the only European satellite data provider to own and operate our own Constellation Direct Access Facility located at the German Aerospace Centre. www.euspaceimaging.com


Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen University & Research is a collaboration between Wageningen University and the Wageningen Research foundation.

‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’

That is the mission of Wageningen University & Research. A staff of 6,500 and 10,000 students from over 100 countries work everywhere around the world in the domain of healthy food and living environment for governments and the business community-at-large.

The strength of Wageningen University & Research lies in its ability to join the forces of specialised research institutes and the university. It also lies in the combined efforts of the various fields of natural and social sciences. This union of expertise leads to scientific breakthroughs that can quickly be put into practice and be incorporated into education. This is the Wageningen Approach.


NLR - Netherlands Aerospace Centre

NLR is a leading international research centre for aerospace. Its mission is to make air transport safer, more efficient, more effective and more sustainable. Bolstered by its multidisciplinary expertise and unrivalled research facilities, NLR provides innovative and comprehensive solutions to the complex challenges of the aerospace sector. NLR's activities span the full spectrum of Research, Development, Testing & Evaluation (RDT & E). Given NLR's specialist knowledge and state-of-the-art facilities, companies turn to NLR for validation, verification, qualification, simulation and evaluation. They also turn to NLR because of its deep engagement with the challenges facing our clients. In this way, NLR bridges the gap between research and practical applications, while working for both government and industry at home and abroad. NLR stands for practical and innovative solutions, technical expertise and a long-term design vision, regarding their fixed wing aircraft, helicopter, drones and space exploration projects. This allows NLR's cutting-edge technology to find its way also  into successful aerospace programmes of OEMs like Airbus, Boeing and Embraer.

Founded in 1919, and employing some 650 people, NLR achieved a turnover of 76 million euros in 2017, of which 81% derived from contract research, and the remaining from government funds.

For more information, go to www.nlr.org


City of Amersfoort


On behalf of the City of Amersfoort it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the CAPIGI Conference, being held Monday 9th April – Wednesday 11th April in Amersfoort.

A special thanks for our ambassadors Tamme Van der Wal and Leon Hendriks from the company Aerovision. I highly appreciate that you not only have chosen our city as the base for your company but also as the destination for the CAPIGI Conference.

As chairman of the SVB-BGT based in Amersfoort and as an ambassador of' Anders Kijken', I am closely involved in the digitisation of geo-information and to promote the importance of using available data. Digital and open data play an increasingly important role in finding solutions to social problems, because good and rapid analyses can be made by using data. This will make it possible to develop targeted and effective policies.  In Amersfoort we regularly use such data for example in safety issues.

Amersfoort is located in the heart of the Netherlands and the second-largest city of the Provence Utrecht in central Netherlands. Amersfoort is only 40 minutes away from Schiphol airport and the city is known by its long history. Nowadays the city is growing quickly but has a well-preserved and protected medieval centre. Our historical centre obtains more than 700 monuments. While you are in Amersfoort, please take the time to enjoy the preserved architecture, museums and of course the nice restaurants, bars and shops.

I look forward welcoming you during the reception in our city on Monday 9th April!

Lucas Bolsius
Mayor of Amersfoort


ABACO is a software development and data management company with offices in the UK and Italy with operations extended worldwide. Specialised in land management, their background is in agriculture and the environment, where they have learnt to integrate technologies, process vast amounts of data, the value of integrated platforms, field and IoT sensors, remote sensing and augmented reality.

Their journey began 30 years ago in Italy and currently serve over 500 institutional and private clients globally and, combined with this, over 20 countries in Europe using an awarding-winning agricultural subsidies software system implementing an end-to-end Integrated Administration and Control System covering CAP requirements.

They launched a unique innovative digital platform for the agri-food industry (www.siti4farmer.co.uk) which implements a spatial-enabled Decision Support and Farm Management system, combining big data and modelling tools, aimed to support precision agriculture and agri-food industries operations.

More information at www.abacogroup.eu and www.siti4farmer.co.uk.

Media Partners


GeoConnexion International is the leading business-to-business monthly for users of spatial professionals across the globe. It covers applications of GIS, GPS and remote sensing within industry sectors, such as telecoms, emergency services, public safety, government, utilities and retailing. 

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Farming by Satellite Prize

How can we use satellite technologies to improve agriculture and reduce environmental impact? This is the question that will be posed to students and young people for the 4th edition of a competition promoting Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and Earth Observation (EO) services in agriculture.  Farming by Satellite Prize is an EU initiative by the European GNSS Agency and European Environment Agency. The aim of the competition is to promote the use of satellites in innovative agricultural practices that will help reduce environmental impacts and increase benefits to end users. The 2018 edition will open for registrations on 6th of March. Individuals or teams from universities or commercial organisations are invited to submit new ideas and technological solutions, or report case studies of trials, particularly those relying upon European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), the GALILEO system and COPERNICUS services (the European Earth Observation Programme).
Students and Post graduates – Use your knowledge and creativity to find innovative ways to use satellite technologies to improve agriculture and the environment. Professors and Lecturers – If you have students who have already submitted impressive work or ideas in this area, encourage them to write it up for this competition. You can also build it into your teaching programme for the year and support your students with their applications.There will be cash prizes on offer for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and moreover, exposure within the agricultural community.
For further information on this year’s Prize and to be included in launch communications, please contact us at info@farmingbysatellite.eu or look out for us at the April 2018 CAPIGI event in Amersfoort. For more information about previous editions visit www.farmingbysatellite.eu 


AZO Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen is an international networking and branding company initiating the most important space-related innovation competitions with more than 15,000 participants, over 200 industrial & public - and 400 international stakeholders. The Masters Series, presented by AZO consists of European Satellite Masters (ESNC), Copernicus Masters, Space Exploration Masters, and INNOspace Masters. AZO has been supporting entrepreneurship with more than 130 company foundations to date and the creation of 1,800 high-tech jobs in Bavaria with an annual turnover of about EUR 150 million. Additionally, AZO runs a very successful business angel network which invested more than EUR 130 million Venture Capital in 2016/17 as well as the ESA Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) Bavaria. For more information, please visit www.azo-space.com.