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September 3, 2009
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 Munich, Germany / Morristown, NJ – August 27, 2009 – Definiens, the number one Enterprise Image Intelligence® company, today welcomed the Spatial Analysis Laboratory at the University of Vermont and the Centre for Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Science of the University of Queensland to its Academic Center of Excellence (ACE) program. The Universities join six other leading institutions from around the world in the program which promotes innovative research, teaching, and learning practices in the Earth Sciences.


Universities Utilize Definiens Software in Earth Sciences Research
 
Munich, Germany / Morristown, NJ – August 27, 2009 – Definiens, the number one Enterprise Image Intelligence® company, today welcomed the Spatial Analysis Laboratory at the University of Vermont and the Centre for Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Science of the University of Queensland to its Academic Center of Excellence (ACE) program. The Universities join six other leading institutions from around the world in the program which promotes innovative research, teaching, and learning practices in the Earth Sciences.
 
As participants in the ACE program, the universities will benefit from advanced consulting and technical support, additional licenses for the Definiens Enterprise Image Intelligence® Suite, and participation in Definiens pre-release and beta-test programs, among other incentives. Definiens draws upon the institutions in its ACE program for experiential information and beta-testing in the development of new software applications.
 
“Through our Academic Center of Excellence Program, Definiens supports innovative research in the Earth Sciences,” said Martin Ehrhardt, Vice President Remote Sensing Business at Definiens. “The participation of the University of Vermont and the University of Queensland in our program provides Definiens with further opportunities for collaboration with researchers and emerging scientists at these well-regarded institutions.”
 
The Spatial Analysis Laboratory at the University of Vermont applies techniques in GIS, remote sensing, and spatial statistics in natural resource ecology and natural resources planning. The Laboratory specializes in urban ecosystem assessment, defense applications, biodiversity analysis, land-cover mapping, planning for conservation lands, and development of new applications for natural resource management.
 
“For the past several years we have been utilizing Definiens software successfully across a number of projects,” said Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne of the Spatial Analysis Laboratory at the University of Vermont. “As a Definiens Center of Excellence, we will gain further access to advanced image analysis tools that will assist in our students’ research.”
 
The University of Queensland’s Centre for Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Science is focused on building remote sensing-based tools for understanding, monitoring, modeling and managing terrestrial, coastal and atmospheric environments. The center’s research is used directly in operational monitoring by local, state and national environmental management agencies.
 
“Definiens software has provided a paradigm shift in our processing of high-spatial resolution image data in association with field data, allowing us to build new approaches for use in riparian, coral reef, urban and coastal environments,” said Prof. Stuart Phinn of the University of Queensland. “Definiens software has enabled us to develop operational mapping and monitoring programs for activities which were previously the domain of field survey in government agencies and private companies. Joining the Definiens Center of Excellence program will enable our centre and school to significantly expand its support network and provide the tools we develop to the Definiens community.”
 
The Definiens ACE program promotes the application of Definiens’ image analysis software in groundbreaking research and teaching practices. Participating institutions publish and present geospatial research that utilizes Definiens software. Definiens continues to explore additional opportunities for leading institutions around the world to join the program, particularly in emerging markets. More information on Academic Center of Excellence program is available at: http://earth.definiens.com/learn/centers-of-excellence.
 
About the Spatial Analysis Laboratory (SAL), University Vermont
The Spatial Analysis Laboratory (SAL) is a research facility located in the Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources at the University of Vermont (UVM). The mission of the SAL is to apply appropriate techniques in GIS, remote sensing, and spatial statistics to problems in natural resource ecology and natural resources planning. The SAL specializes in urban ecosystem assessment, defense applications, biodiversity analysis, land-cover mapping, planning for conservation lands, and development of new applications for natural
resource management. SAL personnel oversee the university’s ESRI Development Center (EDC), America View program, and Definiens Center of Excellence.
 
About The University of Queensland’s Centre for Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Science
The University of Queensland’s Centre for Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Science (www.gpem.uq.edu.au/CRSSIS/) is part of the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management. The school teaches undergraduate and graduate programs in remote sensing and image processing, while the centre’s Doctoral students and research staff are focused on building remote sensing-based tools for understanding, monitoring, modeling and managing terrestrial, coastal and atmospheric environments. The centre’s research is used directly in operational monitoring by local, state and national environmental management agencies.
 
Definiens in Earth Sciences
Definiens enables organizations involved in Earth Sciences to quickly extract accurate geo-information from any kind of remote sensing data. The company assists data providers, value adders, scientists and end users in integrating earth observation and remote sensing data to generate accurate GIS-ready information. Definiens’ intelligent feature extraction capabilities accelerate mapping, change detection and object recognition–delivering standardized and reproducible image analysis results. Further information is available at http://earth.definiens.com
 
About Definiens
Definiens is the number one Enterprise Image Intelligence® company for analyzing and interpreting images on every scale, from microscopic cell structures to satellite images. The Definiens Cognition Network Technology®, developed by Nobel Laureate Prof. Gerd Binnig and his team, is an advanced and robust context-based technology designed to fulfill the image analysis requirements of the Medical, Life Science, and Earth Science markets. The technology is modeled on the powerful human cognitive perception processes to extract
intelligence from images. Definiens provides organizations with faster image analysis results, allowing deeper insights enabling better business decisions. The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany and has offices in the United States. Further information is available at www.definiens.com.
 
Definiens, Definiens Cognition Network Technology, Definiens eCognition, Enterprise Image Intelligence and Understanding Images are trademarks or registered trademarks of Definiens.
 
 

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