September 25, 2013 -- GEOCORE, led by Envitia, including Helyx SIS Ltd, University of Nottingham, University College London (UCL) and QinetiQ has been awarded a new contract which will follow and build on the existing two year contract by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) for the Advanced Geospatial information and Intelligence Services (AGIS) research programme. GEOCORE will build on its success to date delivering research that underpins and improves GEOINF/GEOINT capability and policy in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Other Government Departments (OGDs).
“Our Service men and women deserve the best capability to help them make the right decision, on time” says Mark Richardson – Envitia AGIS Account Manager. “With Envitia at the helm, GEOCORE continues to explore the very latest technology and techniques available, ensuring that MoD remains at the forefront of GEOINT. GEOCORE comprises the best of breed in industry and academia with the agility to deliver world-beating research and advice that flexes to the needs of Defence.”
About Envitia Ltd
Envitia is a world leader in geospatial intelligence technologies. Envitia applications and software technologies provide the highest performance solutions for the Defence, Government and major systems integrators. Our COTS software and solutions are employed globally across a wide spectrum of disciplines including environmental analysis and exploitation, data fusion and integrity, and the management of very large and disparate datasets with extreme precision.
Helyx SIS Ltd
Helyx Secure Information Systems Limited is the leading Geospatial Information eXploitation (GIX) consultancy and technology provider offering experience and expertise gained through working with Defence and Security customers in the UK and internationally.
The University of Nottingham
A member of the Russell Group of top UK research-led Universities Nottingham has over 5000 staff, nearly 40,000 students and campuses in the UK, Malaysia and China. Nottingham’s research contribution will be led from the new Nottingham Geospatial Institute (NGI) which was formed from the merger of the Centre for Geospatial Science (CGS) and the Institute of Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy in 2011. Prof. Mike Jackson will be the academic PI for GEOCORE and the AGIS contract which will involve researchers from several parts of the University.
University College London
UCL has multiple research groups focusing on different aspects of geospatial science and engineering. The Satellite Geodesy and Navigation Group (SGNG) conducts research into improved accuracy and robustness to positioning applications. The Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) is an initiative to develop emerging computer technologies in several disciplines which deal with geography, space, location, and the built environment.
A FTSE250 company, QinetiQ is a leading international provider of technology-based services and solutions to the defence, security and aerospace markets. We are a trusted partner to government organisations, predominantly in the UK and US, including defence departments. We also provide technology insertion, technical services and advice to commercial and industrial customers all around the world. www.QinetiQ.com
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) maximises the impact of science and technology (S&T) for the defence and security of the UK, supplying sensitive and specialist S&T services for the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and wider government. Dstl is a trading fund of the MOD, run along commercial lines. It is one of the principal government organisations dedicated to S&T in the defence and security field, with three main sites at Porton Down, near Salisbury, Portsdown West, near Portsmouth, and Fort Halstead, near Sevenoaks. Dstl works with a wide range of partners and suppliers in industry, in academia and overseas. Around 60% of the Defence Science and Technology Programme is delivered by these external partners and suppliers.
Envitia will be exhibiting at RUSI Defence Information Superiority 2013, London, 26 - 27 September.