GEOCORE an Envitia led team wins DSTL contract

GEOCORE1 led by Envitia, including Helyx SIS Ltd, University of Nottingham, University College London (UCL) and QinetiQ has been awarded a two year £1.9M contract by Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Advanced Geospatial information and Intelligence Services (AGIS) research programme. This includes the development of science and technology, methods and techniques to underpin and improve the handling and understanding of GEOINF/GEOINT within Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Other Government Departments (OGDs).

The research will be exploitable over the next 5-10 years and will identify opportunities for the rapid development and insertion of geospatial technology.

The scope of the research includes: an assessment of future defence requirements, in addition to undertaking a broad range of Geospatial research to support the MoD ISTAR domain, supporting delivery of the MoD’s Spatial Data Infrastructure.

“The Envitia led AGIS programme will ensure that MoD stays at the vanguard of geospatial research” says James Prain – Dstl’s AGIS Project Manager. “The GEOCORE team has demonstrated its extensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities for the geospatial community and expertise to advance MoD geospatial capability.”

Source: Envitia
Date: Jan 19, 2012