To help everyone working within the remote sensing industry, we have collated useful links to partner organisations and documents which will provide you with information and support as you develop your business.

UK Organisations

Organisation Description Link
ARPAS-UK is the professional body and trade association for the fast evolving RPAS industry, working on behalf of its members to influence regulation and promote safe operational best practice
The British Science Association (BSA) is a charity, founded in 1831 and incorporated by Royal Charter with the vision to work towards a world where science is at the heart of culture and society
The Geological Remote Sensing Group (GRSG) is a special interest group of the Geological Society of London (GeolSoc) and the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc)
The Met Office collects and makes sense of massive amounts of data every day, using cutting-edge technology for the benefit of mankind – and the planet
RAL Space is an integral part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) carrying out world-class space research and technology development with involvement in over 210 space missions
The Satellite Applications Catapult helps organisations make use of, and benefit from, satellite technologies, and bring together multi-disciplinary teams to generate ideas and solutions in an open innovation environment
Space4Climate is a public-private-academic partnership working collaboratively to ensure a seamless supply chain for climate data from space
SPRINT (SPace Research and Innovation Network for Technology) provides support to SMEs, helping them to compete and grow using space technologies and applications
The UK Space Agency is responsible for all strategic decisions on the UK civil space programme and provide a clear, single voice for UK space ambitions UK Space Agency Website

International Organisations

Organisation Description Link
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is responsible for advancing the knowledge of space through science and using its discoveries for the good of Canadians and all of humanity
CEOS ensures international coordination of civil space-based Earth observation programs and promotes exchange of data to optimize societal benefit and inform decision making for securing a prosperous and sustainable future for humankind
Earth Observation Australia is a community group for ALL people who collect and use earth observation data in Australia to have a forum to present and discuss their activities and define their needs for support from industry, academia and government
The mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world
The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is an intergovernmental organization working to improve the availability, access and use of Earth observations for the benefit of society
Geoscience Australia is Australia’s pre-eminent public sector geoscience organisation and trusted advisor on the geology and geography of Australia, applying science and technology to describe and understand the Earth for the benefit of Australia
The Indian Space Research Organisation exists to harness space technology for national development, while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration.
The Earth Observatory’s mission is to share with the public the images, stories, and discoveries about the environment, Earth systems, and climate that emerge from NASA research, including its satellite missions, in-the-field research, and models
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration mission is to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts
SANSA was created to promote the use of space and strengthen cooperation in space-related activities while fostering research in space science, advancing scientific engineering through developing human capital, and supporting industrial development in space technologies
The National Space Centre of Ireland undertakes space and communications related consultancy and Research and Development both for their own purposes and on a contract basis for third parties
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is the United Nations office responsible for promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space
The Xerra Earth Observation Institute (Xerra) will help drive regional economic growth by enabling access to existing and new satellite and other Earth observation data. /td>

Partner Programmes

Name Description Link
Space for Smarter Government Programme Enabling the public sector to save money, innovate and make more effective policy decisions by using space technology and data.