This project was co-funded by SSGP and the Defra EO Centre of Excellence.
The increased availability of Earth observation (EO) data from Copernicus and improvements in data processing present Defra with an opportunity to use EO to ensure cheaper, more effective, and more customer-focussed delivery.
An EO Roadmap developed with the Space for Smarter Government Programme (SSGP) was published to help Defra realise the unique potential of EO data over the next five years. To meet the Roadmap’s goals, rapid progress is needed in integrating EO in at least five policy areas to demonstrate operational delivery and achievable benefits.
The project is funded by Defra/SSGP, and managed through the Defra Earth Observation Centre of Excellence by JNCC, FC, EA, NE and RPA. Working with Cloudreach, Environment Systems, RSAC, Airbus, Cascade, Spectronatura, Geoger, APMgeo, and the British Trust for Ornithology.
The R&D phase and initial testing has now concluded. Work will continue to make the promising applications operational over the next two years, and to engage with industry to find efficient ways of delivering the products and services that can support multiple applications.