Earth Observation data capability enhancement funding from UK Space Agency

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The UK Space Agency is initiating a funding call aimed at boosting the UK’s capabilities in managing Earth Observation (EO) data.

This initiative seeks to advance Earth Observation Data midstream capabilities and catalyse future investment into the UK space sector..

The focus is on enhancing both the skills and infrastructure required for effective EO data handling.

The funding will target the “midstream” segment of the EO value chain, encompassing activities such as:

  • Data acquisition
  • Data processing
  • Data storage
  • Data interoperability
  • Data assurance
  • Data dissemination

All project proposal submissions must be led by organisations that are based in the United Kingdom. Funded projects must start from September 2024 and must have fully completed by 31 March 2025. Applications must be submitted by noon on 31 July 2024.

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