The East Midlands Centre of Excellence has a vision to support the acceleration of satellite applications across the greater East Midlands. The aims are to promote and enable the regional exploitation of Earth Observation, GNSS and geospatial data and services throughout the business and public sectors. The vision is delivered by exploiting a mix of EU, national and regional funds to engage with organisations that are predominantly active in downstream applications sectors.
The world is facing critical challenges relating to population growth, urbanisation and the requirement for healthy sustainable cities. In the East Midlands, a number of companies are addressing these challenges with innovative use of satellite data for their products and services. From urban monitoring to agri-tech solutions and decarbonizing future energy – satellite enabled products and services play a key role in achieving sustainable economic development. As a result of an EMBRACE workshop on Urban Sustainability, held in November 2016, we have put together a collection of Earth Observation applications from the East Midlands.