Space Hub Yorkshire and partners selected to host the UK Earth Observation Network for Sustainability

We are excited to announce that Space Hub Yorkshire, along with our partners, has been selected to host 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.

Anna Hogg, Founder of Space Hub Yorkshire, commented:

‘The creation of UK-EONS provides the UK with a fantastic opportunity to lead the world in the monitoring of our planet by satellites and to help mitigate the effects of climate change. Space Hub Yorkshire are proud to lead a UK consortium of world-leading experts in Earth Observation technology and applications to forge a nationwide network of Earth Observation practitioners. UK-EONS will span industry and academia and will act as a catalyst to develop international opportunities and partnerships. Being selected to lead this project is a massive vote of confidence in the work of Space Hub Yorkshire to unlock space for the people and businesses of Yorkshire and in the underlying Earth Observation expertise in our region.’


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 Cluster and Earth Observation capability communities:  

Space Clusters:  

  • Arc for Space  
  • Space East  
  • Space North East England 
  • Cornwall Space Cluster  
  • Northern Ireland Space Office  
  • Space Wales  
  • Harwell Space Cluster 

Other partners:  

  • Tracsis Plc (Compass) Nexus  
  • Newcastle University  
  • West Yorkshire Combined Authority 
  • Yorkshire Universities 
  • National Centre for Earth Observation  
  • Space Park Leicester  
  • SatSense  

The full press release can be found here.

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UK-EONS Launch Event

Space Hub Yorkshire hosted the launch of the UK Earth Observation Network for Sustainability (UK-EONS) at the University of Leeds on 18th Jan 2024. We had a fantastic line up of speakers including:

  • Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin
  • Dame Maggie Aderin-Pocock
  • Rebecca Quinn, Satellite Applications Catapult
  • Christina Smith, Space Hub Yorkshire
  • Phil Baldacchino-Steward, Compass Informatics
  • Anna Hogg, University of Leeds

Preceding the talks, we had a joint networking dinner with the University of Leeds’ Michael Beverley Innovation Fellowship recipients, and a thorough discussion session following the talks.