Collaborative Synthetic Aperture Radar Solutions for Australia

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Through funding from the UK Space Agency’s IPSP Programme, the Satellite Applications Catapult has been working alongside three leading Australian science and innovation groups – Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Geoscience Australia (GA) and the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) – to overcome challenges associated with SAR and to develop a sustainable, collaborative R&D programme initially based around the use of SAR data.

A number of collaborative projects focusing on forestry, water, and agriculture allowed all the partners to: demonstrate the feasibility of leveraging EO-derived services through a geospatial data infrastructure, explore the potential export of a robust, internationally comparable and sustainable National Forest Monitoring System, and to identify the barriers and opportunities to the development of an operational water resource monitoring system.

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