Space data hold untapped potential for addressing our current challenges in public health, food security, smart cities, and improving agriculture. Data from EO satellites contribute to many activities in tracking, predicting and monitoring the earth.
Groundstation.SPACE supports potential end-users of satellite applications with its network to make experience and expertise available. This platform creates awareness of the value creation of new satellite applications. It provides feedback based on fieldwork to policymakers regarding innovation and valorisation of earth observation technology.
Groundstation.SPACE is focused on education, exploration & creation using remote sensing technologies.
The platform is set up within a ‘triple helix innovation framework’ of academia (universities), industry and government to foster economic and social development.
It was founded in 2016 to respond to the growing need for innovation with remote sensing data. It is hosted and maintained by the dotSPACE foundation.
Making space data & technology manageable and comprehensive for end-users and maximising the value of unique Earth Observation data drives dotSPACE. By opening ‘The Groundstation’: a space data expert centre, the Groundstation.SPACE became a landmark for space data use on the Space Campus in Noordwijk.
The activities cluster relevant national and international players to respond to new opportunities utilising satellite data. With an active approach to building consortia, searching for required skills, expertise and guidance to successfully apply for Earth Observation-related tenders provides a fertile ground for companies to cooperate and share knowledge.
In the upcoming years, the Groundstation.SPACE plans to organise regular master classes on the Space Campus and to continue tender desk activities and other programs to effectively stimulate new applications, new opportunities, and new markets and create more jobs. Each euro invested in satellite technology represents a high return on investment, with lots of business opportunities.
With the Groundstation.SPACE, we want to maximise value using earth observation data. Data experiments and tinkering in an open lab setting. Knowledge transfer from Space to non-space environments. Financing and tender support of Innovation projects with space data. User engagement via our online platform.
The dotSPACE foundation is co-financed by het Province of South Holland
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