To address Priority #3  “Infrastructure and People” in the Australian Earth Observation Community Plan for 2026, the Australian EO Community needs to act collectively to respond to the recently released 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap.  The road map highlights the critical importance of Australia increasing its exploitation of earth observation data, from satellites as well as other sources, and the need for strong national coordination and community engagement.  The document flags the importance of the Australian Earth Observation Community Plan 2026 for guiding future investment that is meant to explicitly build on past investments.

This working group will run a series of activities to address these requirements and develop material for Australia EO Research Infrastucture:


Meeting to Establish National EOS Infrastructure Priorities

13 June 2017 @ 14:00 (AEST)

We are holding a national webinar to continue the discussion started at our workshop at the NCRIS - Greater Impact Through Environmental Infrastructure Symposium , adding in other submissions and move towards defining priority EOS research infrastructure requirements. This may include another face to face meeting, but will most definitely focus on producing a document defining the priorities and how we start to address them.  

Symposium & Workshop

17 May 2017

At the NCRIS - Greater Impact Through Environmental Infrastructure Symposium a session was run for Integrating Earth Observation for essential Environmental Monitoring in Australia.   This was a well attended session and, unfortunately, we ran out of time to complete a full discussion and review of the presented material (see copy of presentation).

The discussion we did have highlighted the fact that our community needs to further identify and discuss EO infrastructure challenges and how to address them, so this was a significant first step that will enable us to do that (as soon as we can!).

A coordinated effort will help us establish what the essential EOS Research Infrastructure requirements are across our diverse communities and to address these using the forthcoming NCRIS Roadmap scoping and implementation processes.


If you did not have time to, or have more details you wish to add please use our on-line survey to let us know:

  • Expected changes in EO data types, collection, processing, storage, analysis and distribution, that we need to enhance our research infrastructure to use (questions 1-8).
  • From an environmental science, monitoring or management requirements perspective, what components of EO Research Infrastructure do we need to improve or build to address your agency, organisation or individual needs? (Question 9).