The case for space

A new report by the UK Space Agency features the SIBELIUs IPP project as a case study. The report is an introduction to how and why the space industry has a critical role to play in addressing major challenges confronting the disaster resilience sector. The report covers different types of space solutions that currently exist for disaster resilience, as well as real examples and business models. It provides an outline of the steps to take once a solution to a problem is understood – with guidance on: accessing, processing and analysing satellite capabilities; organisations to work with; and where to find further resources.

The primary audience for this document is the development and disaster resilience sector, and it is written as an introductory primer on the role of space in disaster resilience.

The UK Space Agency International Partnership Programme (IPP) is a 5-year, £152 million programme funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). GCRF is a £1.5 billion fund which forms part of the UK Government’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment. IPP uses the UK Space sector’s research and innovation strengths to deliver a sustainable, economic and societal benefit to undeveloped nations and developing economies.

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