The UCLouvain-Geomatics research group is headed by Prof. Pierre Defourny and is part of the Earth and Life Institute (ELI) of the Université Catholique de Louvain. ELI is one of the largest research institutes at the UCLouvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium). It aims at understanding the functioning of our planet for the development of sustainable solutions. At the convergence between societal issues and scientific challenges, ELI has the ambition to address the complexity of the Earth related systems at multiple spatial and temporal scales. ELI groups five research teams and gathers more than 300 scientists, covering a wide range of disciplines in the Earth & Life sciences.
CS RO was founded in 1991 by a group of research engineers and university professors, under the name of AEIC (Automation, Electronics, Informatics and Consulting), and joined the CS Communication & Systèmes Group in 1998, becoming an excellence center of software services for Aeronautics, Space, Energy & Industry and Transportation, as well as an outsourcing center for development and maintenance of software applications. Building on the expertise of its founders and CS Group, CS RO developed three main business lines: Development and Maintenance of Software Applications, Embedded Systems and Command & Control Systems.
SIRS is a French EO service provider now integrated in the international CLS Group specializing in geographical information production as input to geographical information systems. There are currently about 60 staff members working in CLS Lille with a turnover of 4,045 million Euros in 2016. For nearly 30 years, the company has been producing geographical data based on satellite and airborne platforms (aircraft and drones) but also based on in situ measurements. Its experience is recognized throughout the world. SIRS delivers to its clients (national and supranational institutions, local governments and corporations) a wide range of services and solutions for decision-making
UPM is the largest Spanish technological university specialized in all engineering fields and architecture. With two recognitions as Campus of International Excellence, its outstanding research activity together with its highly-qualified professional trainings make UPM a competitive university at international level. More than 2.400 researchers carry out their activity at the UPM, grouped in more than 200 Research Groups, 20 Research Centers or Institutes and 55 Laboratories, all of them committed to transform the knowledge generated into innovation advances applied to the productive sector, contributing to solve the challenges of the European citizens.