About UK-EONS

Overview

Space Hub Yorkshire and our partners are hosting the Satellite Applications Catapult’s first pilot Connected Capabilities Network: the UK Earth Observation Network for Sustainability (UK-EONS). UK-EONS will advance the reach and impact of space data and technology across the UK with a focus on Earth Observation technology for sustainability challenges. UK-EONS will work with stakeholders across space and adjacent sectors, and host engagement events and activities to help catalyse collaboration and investment opportunities.

Earth Observation (EO) data has wide-ranging applications, from climate change to natural disasters, from infrastructure to agriculture, and from sustainable finance to human health. The UK possesses world-leading expertise in EO, including mission design, development, and leadership, as well as advanced data processing methods and AI. However, there is a need for an intervention to reduce the barriers and promote the use of EO data across a wide range of sectors. UK-EONS strongly focuses on the sustainability and climate-change-related applications of EO, to reduce barriers to EO access and use amongst a wide variety of industries and to ultimately build up the Sustainable Earth Strategic Capability across the UK.

Objectives

Capability Mapping

Mapping the current state of EO capabilities across the UK in the academic, public, and private sectors to produce a clear and accurate understanding of the UK’s nationwide, cross-sector strengths and to identify any underdeveloped areas.

Events Hosting

Delivering engagement events to deepen connections between organisations, facilitate knowledge exchange, and open the doors to EO for industries and organisations currently lacking access.

Raising Awareness

Raising awareness of EO applications in fields where EO can be effectively used to mitigate the effects of climate change or improve sustainability, increasing interest in the use of EO and improving understanding of its uses and benefits in currently under-utilised markets.

Nationwide Interactive EO Community

Building up a nationwide, interactive EO community to create partnerships between different organisations and promote interdisciplinary and inter-organisational collaboration.

Securing Funding and Investment

Securing funding and investment opportunities for EO-related uses in partnerships between organisations across the UK. Regional space clusters, including SHY and our partner clusters, are experienced in raising awareness of funding opportunities and supporting local businesses and/or collaborations in leading and submitting successful bids. 

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UK-EONS Partners

The UK Earth Observation Network for Sustainability (UK-EONS) will be led by Space Hub Yorkshire and delivered by a consortium of partners across the Space Cluster1 and Earth Observation capability communities:

  1. The UK Space Ecosystem Cluster Directory. https://sa.catapult.org.uk/cluster-directory/ ↩︎