UKSA’s International Partnership Programme

The UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme (IPP) is an award-winning >£150 million space for sustainable development initiative which utilises the UK space sector’s capabilities in satellite technology and data services to deliver measurable and sustainable economic, societal and/or environmental benefits in partnership with developing countries.  Since 2016, IPP has grant-funded 43 projects in 47 countries across Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America to develop space-based solutions which tackle global development challenges such as climate and disaster resilience, food security, maritime issues, disease forecasting, and improving access to financial services, whilst facilitating new trade opportunities for the UK space sector. 

IPP is funded from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).  This £1.5 billion Official Development Assistance (ODA) fund supports cutting-edge research and innovation on global issues affecting developing countries.  ODA-funded activity focuses on outcomes that promote long-term sustainable development and growth in countries on the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list.  IPP is ODA compliant, being delivered in alignment with UK Aid Strategy and the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

UK Space Agency

Research

International Partnership Programme Portfolio

An overview of the UK Space Agency International Partnership Programme and its portfolio of projects. The International Partnership Programme (IPP) is a 5 year, £30 million per year programme run by the UK Space Agency. IPP uses the UK Space sector’s research and innovation strengths to deliver a sustainable, economic or societal benefit to undeveloped […]

 

Case Studies

CommonSensing (IPP Project Case Study)

IPP CommonSensing aims to support the three selected Commonwealth Small Island Developing States (SIDS) by improving national climate resilience through the use of satellite remote sensing applications.

D-MOSS: Dengue forecasting MOdel Satellite-based System for Vietnam (IPP Case Study)

Dengue is the fastest-growing mosquito-borne viral infection in the world today. It is present in over 150 countries, and approximately 40 percent of the world’s population now live in countries where dengue is a daily risk. The D‐MOSS project is developing a dengue fever early warning system that generates several months advance warning of likely […]

D-MOSS: Dengue forecasting MOdel Satellite-based System for Vietnam (IPP Case Study – Executive Summary)

Dengue is the fastest-growing mosquito-borne viral infection in the world today. It is present in over 150 countries, and approximately 40 percent of the world’s population now live in countries where dengue is a daily risk. The D‐MOSS project is developing a dengue fever early warning system that generates several months advance warning of likely […]

 

Blog

Blog by UNOSAT. CommonSensing: From Covid-19 Recovery to Climate Resilience (IPP Project Blog)

This article was provided by UNOSAT. IPP CommonSensing aims to support the three selected Commonwealth Small Island Developing States (SIDS) by improving national climate resilience through the use of satellite remote sensing applications. To address climate challenges faced by the partner countries, the consortium has pioneered an innovative project delivery structure, in which a geospatial […]

Playing it Safe: A New Monitoring System for Tailings Dams can Prevent Disasters (IPP Project Blog)

High in the Peruvian Andes, a pilot study to test new remote sensing technology for far-flung tailings dams, using a combination of Earth Observation (EO) and on-the-ground sensing, and numerical modelling, has just come to a close. Craig Goff, a technical director at HR Wallingford, explains the project and the pioneering DAMSAT system, which could […]

gEOthermalKenya: Space for Communities (IPP Project Blog)

The gEOthermalKenya team has been working with Kenyan government partners to enhance the uptake of satellite EO data for the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) process associated with the country’s expanding geothermal energy sector.  The project has been funded through UKSA’s International Partnership Programme, part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). Kenya has […]

 

Project & Product Information

GRM 950 Satellite Modem (GRC)

Overview GRM 950 is a cost-effective outdoor iDirect 950mp satellite modem with next-level security features for use in challenging environments. Developed in conjunction with leading satellite hardware and airtime providers, the GRM (GRC Rugged Modem) series has been tested into iDirect hubs across multiple satellite service provider networks. Supporting both fixed location and mobile applications, […]

GRM 200 Satellite Modem (GRC)

Overview GRM 200 is a low-cost, rugged, outdoor iDirect IQ 200 satellite modem for use in challenging environments. Developed in conjunction with leading satellite hardware and airtime providers, the GRM (GRC Rugged Modem) series has been tested into iDirect hubs across multiple satellite service provider networks. Supporting both fixed location and mobile applications, it’s been […]

Cultural Heritage Protection Service (UNOSAT)

Overview Cultural property is of great importance for humanity and cultural heritage sites in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions are being deliberately targeted in recent armed conflicts, resulting in damage, looting and in some cases total destruction. In addition, natural heritage sites nowadays are under constant myriad of threats ranging from climate […]