Planetek gets mapping contract

Hereford_Mappa_Mundi_1300Planetek has signed a framework contract with the European Union Satellite Centre (EU SatCen), for the provision of Earth Observation based Very High Resolution Reference Mapping products in support to FRONTEX, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency.

Planetek will support the EU Satellite Centre in the provision of Earth Observation mapping products to FRONTEX

The information products to be provided will “enhance” border surveillance, a current challenge for the European Union as regards migration and security. The Reference Mapping Service aims at providing a background of geographical context including relevant information on hydrography, topography, land cover, infrastructure and population. The Service will support the monitoring of border areas and the improvement of decision-making and response capabilities of the authorities responsible for controlling and monitoring European borders.

Planetek Italia and Planetek Hellas CEO Giovanni Sylos Labini said being the only SMEs within this group of large companies that have signed the same framework contract is certainly a challenge.

“We are thankful to SatCen for the trust that has been shown to Planetek Group and we are committed to provide the best possible services to this highly esteemed EU Entrusted Entity.”