Oslo, Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Strategic Partnership between Blom and Kongsberg Satellite Services AS

Blom ASA and Kongsberg Satellite Services AS has agreed to enter into a strategic partnership with the goal to create a unique provider of geospatial information services based on satellite imagery and airborne information, combined with the existing databases made available by Blom.

Through combination of existing geospatial databases and cost efficient services for collection of multi-satellite imagery, this partnership will develop monitoring and validation services for the forestry sector in support of the rainforest preservation programs.

Key areas of responsibility: 

• KSAT – provision of satellite data/imagery and derived products
• Blom – provision of LiDAR data, aerial imagery and knowhow on forestry mapping
Furthermore the partnership shall:

• Explore opportunities in “Rapid response”-applications to make use of KSAT’s unique access to Satellite-imagery and Blom’s resources within data libraries and geo server capabilities.
• Explore opportunities in making use of Blom’s extensive production capabilities to do value added processing of satellite data.
The services will be offered to public and private users world wide. 

For further information please contact: 

Dirk Blaauw, CEO Blom ASA, at tel: +47 22 13 19 20 or email: 

Rolf Skatteboe, President Kongsberg Satellite Services på tel: +47 911 98 985 or email:

About Kongsberg Satellite Services
Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) is the worlds leading provider of services related to control of and data reception from satellites in polar orbits. In addition to ground network services, KSAT also provides services for environmental monitoring and control as well as near real time Maritime Situational Awareness information including oil-spill and ship detection services. KSAT is owned 50% by Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace (KDA) and the Norwegian government through the Norwegian Space Centre (NSC). KSAT has about 100 employees. The main office is in Tromsø, Norway and is operating satellite control and data reception facilities in Tromsø, Svalbard, Grimstad and in Antarctica. For further information visit

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