GeoOptics and the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) to Unveil Satellite Developments for Industry Insiders

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Policymakers, Scientists, Technologists and Investors To Preview the Next Frontier in Digitizing Planet Earth

GeoOptics, a community of entrepreneurs and scientists developing the CICERO Project (Community Initiative for Cellular Earth Remote Observation), and its partner CU/LASP are holding a special event for a select group of policymakers, scientists, technologists, investors and journalists in Boulder, October 13-15.

The event will update industry insiders on the development status of CICERO and feature space hardware prototypes, provide an update on the development status, introduce major partners, and describe the business model designed to revolutionize the market for digital earth data.

“We are at a crossroads with our planet. Climate change, disaster response, commodity management, transportation logistics, energy consumption and a host of rising, global demands are increasing the need for more accurate atmospheric monitoring and weather forecasting. With the advent of small, affordable satellites providing real-time data-as-a-service, combined with a new technology called GPS radio occultation, GeoOptics is poised at the next frontier of digitizing the planet.” -- Gen. Wesley Clark (USA-Ret.), GeoOptics Board Advisor

WHAT: GeoOptics and CICERO Mission Interim Program Review and Status Update

WHO: GeoOptics, the University of Colorado/LASP, ESRI, Moog, Broad Reach Engineering and MMA

WHERE: GeoOptics Boulder Office, CU-Boulder LASP

IN ATTENDANCE: General Wesley Clark (Ret.); Vice Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher (Ret.); Tom P. Yunck, GeoOptics CEO; Dr. Daniel Baker, LASP Director; Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano and Vice Chancellor for Research Stein Sture from University of Colorado-Boulder

WHEN: October 13-15, 2010
Note: This event is private and attendance is limited. Members of the media are welcome to attend when key leaders and partners will be on hand at the following times:
•October 13, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
•October 14, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
•October 14, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
•October 15, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Contact John Metzger at john(at)metzger(dot)com or Kathleen May at kmay(at)metzger(dot)com for more information.

“From the first telecommunications satellites to today’s earth imaging systems that drove the success of DigitalGlobe, GeoEye and Google, the U.S. Government has pioneered every advancement in bringing earth data to the service of mankind,” said Tom Yunck, GeoOptics Founder, CEO, and President. “GeoOptics represents the next frontier in enhancing society’s ability to procure and share weather data from commercial sources at lower costs, thus relieving a tremendous burden on taxpayers, creating new jobs and fostering the next generation in earth observation applications.” For more information, please visit

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