Dr. Thomas Heege Chief Executive EOMAP GmbH & Co. KG 'EOMAP is a privately owned company, which works as an earth observation mapping service provider for the offshore industry and for public agencies. The company provides worldwide monitoring of coastal and inland waters, with standardized satellite derived products such as water quality maps and oil indicators. As a leading provider of satellite derived bathymetric charts and benthic habitat maps, the company is currently expanding into the hydrographic markets of Australia, Asia, the Arabian Gulf, Europe and Central and North America. EOMAP’s software processors rely on standardized physical models and work independently of scale, sensor type and geographic location. The technology was originally developed by the German Aerospace Center and further developed by EOMAP since it's foundation in 1996. EOMAP has participated in a variety of projects, e.g. the European FRESHMON GMES downstream project (coordination), the ESA Lakes Project, the ESA World bank project “Lake Titicaca”, the bilateral German-Vietnamese WISDOM project, national projects for the German Aerospace Agency, for DLR and for others.'