Brandenburg/Havel, Germany, April 14, 2011 – RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced today it has added Hatfield Consultants of Vancouver, Canada to its growing list of resellers.
The recently signed contract between the two companies allows the Hatfield group to market and sell RapidEye products in Canada and the United States.
“This cooperation will help us to further strengthen our key position in the geo-environmental industry; not only in North America, but also in Africa and Asia,” commented Joerg Widmer, Market Manager USA West. “We are very happy to begin working on new opportunities around the globe with Hatfield Consultants and their network. We will specifically concentrate on sectors like REDD and carbon sequestration; industries which we feel have great growth potential for the future. One of RapidEye's strongest selling points is our ability to image large areas of the globe in a very short time period. This will help Hatfield monitor rural developments and detect important environmental changes.”
Grant Bruce, the President of Hatfield states that "Hatfield Consultants is very pleased to be a RapidEye reseller. The spatial resolution, spectral bands, and imaging capabilities provided by the RapidEye satellite constellation are ideal for much of the monitoring work that we are involved with. We feel that our clients will directly benefit from using RapidEye imagery for a range of applications and we look forward to actively promoting RapidEye."
RapidEye is continually expanding its worldwide network of distributors and resellers in order to facilitate easy access to RapidEye products in their customers' own language and region. For a full list of RapidEye's distributors, please visit www.rapideye.de/distributors.
About Hatfield Group
Established in 1974, Hatfield Consultants provides high-quality environmental services for private and public sector clients throughout the world, including North and South America, Asia, Europe and Africa. Hatfield provides services in the areas of aquatic ecology, environmental assessment and monitoring, contaminant monitoring, GIS and remote sensing, environmental information systems, biodiversity assessments and international development. For more information, visit www.hatfieldgroup.com.
About RapidEye AG
RapidEye is an ISO-certified geospatial information provider focused on integrating customized and industry specific solutions into the workflow of global customers in agriculture, forestry, energy, infrastructure, government, security and emergency. RapidEye experts and the satellite system - a constellation of five satellites capable of downloading over 4 million km² of high resolution, multi-spectral imagery per day, and a ground segment for processing and archiving data - allow for cost-effective customized services. The unique combination of large area coverage, high spatial resolution and the possibility of daily revisit to an area provide for superior management information solutions.
Currently, more than 130 experts from more than 20 countries are employed by RapidEye. For more information about RapidEye, please visit www.rapideye.de
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