Each year, the combined impact of marine oil pollution, deforestation and flooding on the Malaysian economy amounts to several billions of dollars. The Malaysian government and UKSA identified these as three development challenges that might be addressed through innovative satellite-based solutions. These solutions were developed through the Earth and Sea Observation System (EASOS) project, funded via UKSA’s International Partnership Programme.
EASOS is a platform designed to provide high value decision support to tackle country specific environmental, security, and human challenges. Through its intelligent way of fusing data from terrestrial and satellite sources, EASOS provides knowledge on a wide variety of topics to different government departments on a local, regional, and international scale.
The aims of the EASOS project were set out in the original calls for proposals issued by UKSA and mandated by the government of Malaysia.