Six trends to watch in commercial Earth observation

With a multitude of opportunities for start-ups, established companies and investors, commercial Earth observation is a vibrant sector with fast-moving innovations in technology, datasets and downstream applications. ESA is a key driving force for the development of European Earth observation and provides impetus through its many programmes and initiatives.

To set the scene as ESA’s Earth Observation Commercialisation Forum starts this week, here is some need-to-know background information on the evolution and state of play of the Earth observation industry.

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