Company Profile

EOMAP is the world leading company for optical remote sensing of marine and freshwater aquatic environments.

EOMAP  has supported both industry and governments to successfully complete hundreds of projects requiring the practical management of coastal zones and wetland ecosystems. EOMAP is an expert in Satellite-Derived Bathymetry (SDB)Seafloor Classification and Water Quality Monitoring.

EOMAP understands that their clients value certainty. Today’s projects are commonly characterised by layers of inter-relating risk. The early identification, understanding and management of risk are priorities for a project manager.

Experience shows that when key ecological issues are not adequately considered early in the project cycle, schedules are likely to be derailed and money wasted. No matter how large or small the project, or whether the risk is ‘real’ or perceived, neglecting appropriately scoped ecological investigation exposes the project to avoidable risk.

EOMAP’s team provides expert advice across the spectrum of aquatic issues to help project managers identify and manage risk, instilling credibility and confidence, and smoothing the path through negotiations and approvals.

With over ten years of experience in research and consultancy, EOMAP is widely respected for its ability to formulate practical and cost-effective strategies based on sound ecological and regulatory understanding.  Founded in 2006 by CEO Dr. Thomas Heege as a spin-off from the German Aerospace Center (DLR), EOMAP is a privately owned company, headquartered in Seefeld, near Munich, Germany.

Before committing to your next project, talk to our experts at EOMAP!

Dr Thomas Heege

Dr. Thomas Heege, managing director of EOMAP, has more than 20 years of experience in aquatic remote sensing and technical consultancy. As a remote sensing expert with experience in projects around the globe he is familiar with implementing user’s needs into practicable solutions for offshore and water industries. Prior to founding EOMAP in 2006, he worked as a scientist and project manager at the German Aerospace Centre DLR and water related research institutes.
Thomas graduated as Physicist in 1993 at the University of Konstanz, and received a PhD in space sciences in 2000 at the Free University of Berlin.

Dr. Thomas Heege

Market Sectors and Services Worldwide

EO Mapping Services

EO Consultancy

EO Software

EO Online


Why trust us?

State-of-the-art Technology

At the core of EOMAP’s technology are state-of-the-art physics-based algorithms for extracting quantitative information about aquatic environments from remote sensing data acquired by satellites. These algorithms

  • allow for coupled atmospheric and in-water parameter retrievals, including a correction of the terrestrial adjacency effect, critical to the accurate remote sensing of any coastal or inland body of water,
  • contain a physically accurate implementation of the bi-directional effect inside the water column, at the water surface and in the atmosphere,
  • take into account the full range of reflecting, absorbing and scattering properties of the water body and its boundary with the atmosphere.

Uncertainties in Earth observation products can arise from a number of environmental factors. The algorithms within our processing chain include mechanisms for quantifying these uncertainties and flagging relative reliabilities.

No other aquatic Earth observation monitoring and mapping service offers the full complement of sensor-independent, automated and harmonised algorithms and software processors.

Harmonized, Standardized and Operational Processing

EOMAP’s production chains deliver standardised, qualitatively and quantitatively inter-comparable, i.e. sensor-independent, products for a full range of temporal and spatial resolutions. All our products can be supplied in a number of standard formats for smooth integration into our clients’ data environments. All come with metadata conforming to the standards of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the European INSPIRE directive.

Time saving and cost effective production infrastructures

Our software processors for monitoring water quality are installed in satellite ground stations in Europe, Australia, Asia and America to ensure fast and efficient access to a wide range of current and future satellite sensors. Our processors and facilities are also installed in large cloud infrastructures, as well as in our modern offices and data hubs in Germany, Malaysia, Singapore and India. Our orchestration software, the EOMAP Workflow System (EWS), ensures continuous 24-hour production every day of the year.

Experience and Reliability

Our technologies are based on 30 years of research and development with an experienced, multidisciplinary team of physicists, mathematicians, geo-information scientists, geographers and geo-ecologists. We have been supplying our professional services to industrial and governmental organisations around the world since 2006. Today, we are the world’s largest and most experienced commercial provider of high-resolution shallow-water bathymetry, water quality and sea floor mapping services, all using Earth-orbiting satellites.

Customer-friendly and costumized data access and support

We provide experienced support to our clients, and in particular we strive to offer efficient and user-friendly access to our outputs and services through a range of delivery mechanisms, such as our eoApp® web application for visualising water quality data.

Our clients benefit from:

  • user-friendly, customised data access solutions depending on clients’ requirements,
  • state-of-the-art Earth observation information products,
  • a clear understanding of service capabilities, product definition and uncertainties.