Within SSGP, we focus our attention on thematic areas which are based around the user needs in government. Periodically, we choose a new thematic area, engage the relevant government departments and demonstrate the capabilities that satellite applications can bring to this area. We often launch a competition based on the theme to run an SSGP project to develop a space solution for government requirements. You can see all of the past projects grouped by date or thematic area in the case studies section of the website.
Our current thematic areas are ‘Emergency Services’, ‘Disaster Risk Management’ and Infrastructure. These were chosen to reflect the interest we received from government departments and identified opportunities where satellite data and services could add value. Requirements gathering meetings and workshops are held with relevant government representatives to create a list of end user requirements and subsequently create a roadmap on each topic. We will then consider launching competitions and initiatives to develop satellite applications to solve the user requirements.