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

Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) – Forest Management

Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) is a European Space Agency (ESA) initiative which aims to support International Finance Institutions and their Client States to harness the benefits of EO in their development operations at national and international level. The final thematic cluster of this initiative is dedicated to Forest Management and complements a set […]

Extension of deforestation prevention using land use monitoring and valuation in Cote d’Ivoire (IPP Case Study)

Cote d’Ivoire has one of the highest levels of deforestation in sub-Saharan Africa. Its forest cover decreased from 16 million ha in 1900, to 7.8 million ha in 1990, 5.1 million ha in 2000, and 3.4 million ha in 2015 (SEP- REDD, 2016). According to these estimates, more than 80% of the forest disappeared during […]

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.

 

Blog

Space technology changes the landscape of dengue fever management

Space applications provide new tools that improve lives in many areas, and health is one of them. Earth Observation (EO) data can be incorporated into models that help detect, monitor or predict disease, providing policymakers with the opportunity to control an epidemic, respond more quickly to disease outbreaks and act to prevent or mitigate health […]

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 […]

 

Project & Product Information

Verumar (NLA International) (IPP funded)

Overview Verumar enhances the Philippine Government’s capability to conserve and sustainably usetheir oceans, seas and marine resources while contributing to UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 – Life below water. This is achieved by integrating and working in concert with the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) and other stakeholders to scope […]

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 […]