Cork based forestry data firm Treemetrics has been provided a €800,000 contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) to carry out a satellite forestry monitoring research project. The company will develop a real time system to allow foresters to access live 3D forestry data on mobile devices and machinery devices across the world.

Prof Amnon Ginati, the head of the Integrated and Telecommunications Related Applications Department at ESA, has praised the project stating:

“The proposition of a novel forest monitoring platform integrating the latest satellite positioning and remote sensing data with Treemetrics’ ground-based forest information, is a great example for and a perfect match with the European Space Agency Integrated Application Promotion programme.”

The company was established in 2005 by two foresters Enda Keane (CEO) and Garrett Mullooly (COO) and signed its first commercial contract in 2010. It is envisioned that the funding will support the rollout of Treemetrics’ web-based satellite mapping application for the forestry industry.

The company aims to recruit ten new software engineers by the end of 2013 bringing its total workforce to 30 employees.

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