PCI Geomatics signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Center for Earth Observation...

PCI Geomatics signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth China

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Richmond Hill, Ontario – May 14, 2008: PCI Geomatics announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth (CEODE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Under the terms of the MoU, collaborative plans are outlined for the development of an initial project for a Wetland Environment Monitoring and Applications System in China, with additional projects under review. The MoU highlights the purpose of the first project, which is to automatically monitor and analyze wetland areas with radar imagery focusing on the use of RADARSAT-2 imagery.

Established in November 2007, CEODE offers a national service for the acquisition, processing, archiving and distribution of airborne and spaceborne remote sensing data. In partnership with other institutions, the center engages in research on the scientific and technical development of geospatial information and Digital Earth. “We are very pleased to have PCI Geomatics as our strategic partner,” said Prof. Guo Huadong, Director-General, CEODE. “We fully believe that the collaboration between the two organizations will make fruitful future progress.”

“We are delighted with the strategic collaboration between PCI Geomatics and CEOIDE,” said Dr. Robert Moses, President and CEO, PCI Geomatics. “The joint efforts of both organizations will help to benefit both the environment and the people of China.”

About the Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth
The Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth (CEODE) is an independent non-profit research institute affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). It is responsible for the provision of national service for the acquisition, processing, archiving and distribution of airborne and spaceborne remote sensing data. In partnership with other institutions, CEODE also engages in research on the scientific and technical development of geospatial information and Digital Earth.

For more information, visit https://159.226.20.110:8090/ceodeWeb/en/info.jsp?column=191