space4environment

CORE BUSINESS

space4environment is an independently owned SME focusing on adding the environmental dimension to Earth Observation in the land domain, respectively “using space data to provide space for the environment”, as expressed in the company’s motto.

At space4environment we are building our GIS and Earth Observation activities on three pillars of expertise:

  • Sound knowledge of the data (at national and European level)
  • Expertise in data handling, processing and scientific analysis
  • Policy related thematic assessments.

space4environment is applying this expertise on the one hand for the provision of quality control and quality assurance of Copernicus products, as well as in support of environmental reporting obligations and dataflows, and on the other hand to assess issues like environmental sustainability, the condition of ecosystems and their services or the state of environment in general.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

GIS and EO data processing

Satellite data processing & analysis - Land use / land cover mapping, change mapping - Database design, management & interactive query tools – Spatial modelling and software development- Digital cartography - Web mapping tools

Environmental assessments

Mapping and assessment of ecosystems and their services – Green Infrastructure - Land systems and land resource efficiency – Urban sustainability - Disaster risk mapping

Geodata provision and distribution

Official distributor of Eurogeographics data

Management and consultancy

Requirements analysis - Geographic information consultancy – Project definition and supervision

MAIN CUSTOMERS

International organisations

  • European Commission (DG Environment, Eurostat, JRC, ESPON)
  • European Environment Agency (EEA)
  • European Space Agency (ESA – ESRIN)
  • Airbus DS Geo
  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Luxembourg organisations

  • Ministère de l’Energie et de l’Aménagement du territoire
  • Département de l'aménagement du territoire
  • Ministère du l’Environnement, du Climat et du Développement durable
  • Département de l'Environnement
  • LuxSpace
  • LISER
  • LIST Environnement et Agrobiotechnologies

MAJOR SPACE PROJECTS

Copernicus:

  • Quality control of High Resolution Layers and Local Component products
  • Quality assurance of Global Hot Spot Mapping products for Africa
  • Quality assurance of the image data for the provision of a Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite image coverage of Europe (6 Mio sqkm)
  • Development of a new European land monitoring concept (i.e. 2nd generation CLC or CLC+)

Land cover mapping:

  • Update of the OBS Luxembourg for 2015
  • Land cover 2018 – a very high resolution land cover map of Luxembourg
  • EO4CBI - EO data in support of the City Biodiversity Index
  • Mapping of small linear landscape features (hedges, tree rows)
  • Mapping of CLC Luxembourg: 2006, 2012 and 2018
  • Coordination, capacity building and quality assurance of CLC 2018 in 10 countries (6 West Balkan Countries, Cyprus, Denmark and Switzerland)
Last update 

Latest News

  1. The LSA turns one

    The Luxembourg Space Agency is celebrating its first year in business with the launch of a greatly enhanced web presence.

Future Events

    This one-day conference will focus on domestic environmental topics and the use of space technologies.
    Luxembourg will hold Space Resources Week from 7 to 11 October.
    KINEPOLIS Kirchberg: Space Talk and free screening of the documentary Apollo 11 (2019).