Why Conscious Consumerism can Help Unlock Sustainability for Coffee Farmers

From the move to re-usable coffee cups and paper straws, to the purchasing of products from retailers with strong ethics statements, coffee-drinkers are becoming increasingly aware of the impact of their consumption habits. To continue to meet demand, many businesses are implementing sustainability initiatives, showcasing their commitments to ethical procurement processes, and demonstrating their corporate social responsibility.

UK Space Agency’s New Head of Sustainable Development

Afriqnmun was previously UKSA’s Head of Strategy and Operations, responsible for corporate planning, operations management, and secretariat to the Agency’s executive and non-executive boards. She joined UKSA in 2018 from the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), where she worked on a range of domestic climate policies, for UK onshore and […]

IPP ACCORD Project Endorsed by Farmers in Latest Survey Results

Original post here. The success of the ACCORD project relies critically on the enthusiastic adoption of the service by the farmers themselves. Even the smartest technology is ultimately useless if the users themselves don’t embrace it. A critical part of measuring the success and the impact of the ACCORD technology and service has therefore been […]

World Ocean Day – Sustainable Innovation for our Oceans

June 8th is World Oceans Day. This year, the theme is Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean. Marine ecosystems sit at the heart of many of the world’s global challenges: food, medicines, biodiversity, clean energy, climate regulation, job creation and inclusive growth. However, exploitation of our ‘blue economy’ is rife, from illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing […]

World Environment Day – Time for Nature

June 5th is World Environment Day. It is most renowned day for environmental action. This year, the theme is biodiversity. Biodiversity is foundational, it supports all life on land and below water. It affects human health, providing clean air and water, nutritious foods, disease resistance, and climate change mitigation. However, human actions, including deforestation, encroachment on […]

Remote [Common] Sensing for Climate Resilience

A dictionary definition of common sense says it is “The basic level of practical knowledge and judgment that we all need to help us live in a reasonable and safe way”. And that is at the heart of what one project in the IPP portfolio – ‘CommonSensing’ – is doing in partnership with the Pacific […]

UK Space Agency – Covid-19 Sector Awareness Survey & Fortnightly Webinar

UK Space Agency – Covid-19 Sector Awareness Survey & Fortnightly Webinar This an update on the UK Space Agency’s plans to support the space sector to mitigate and recover from the impact of COVID-19. This is our highest priority, and several dedicated teams are now working across the Agency to provide immediate business support and […]

Covid-19 and the International Partnership Programme

As a funding agency, it is necessary for the UK Space Agency (UKSA) to assess the impact of COVID-19 on all our programmes. We have initially focused on ensuring that UKSA has the necessary staff, capacity and processes in place to continue to offer a service in terms of monitoring projects and funding our programmes; […]

METEOR: Modelling Exposure Through Earth Observation Routines

METEOR is a UK Space Agency International Partnership (IPP) project addressing the poor understanding, in some ODA countries, of population exposure to multiple natural hazards. With that in mind, METEOR is co-developing satellite-based Earth Observation (EO) routines to deliver robust information on population exposure and its vulnerability to multi-hazards including earthquakes, flooding, landslides and volcanoes.  This […]

Meet Satellite Technology’s Latest Sector: How Space Tech can be used in Financial Services

While satellites capable of imaging the Earth have been in orbit for decades, the space sector is now undergoing a revolution. Due to advances in manufacturing techniques and innovation in space technology, there is an abundance of satellites imaging the Earth’s surface, providing an increase in Earth Observation [EO] data. Crucially, some of this new […]