Water cuts across multiple societal sectors. Technology innovation is recognized as a key means to address increasingly complex and multidisciplinary water challenges, and ensure sustainability while supporting economic growth. Space technology can be a catalyst to promote and support technology innovation.

The objectives of SPACE-O relate to the development of technologies, products and services that, combined, establish a complete, operational value chain from Earth Observations to the water business sector:

  • Derive improved or new Earth Observation surface water quality products.
  • Assimilation of Earth Observations in dynamic modelling to improve forecasting.
  • Develop a risk-based decision support system to enable cost-effective and environmental sustainable water treatment utility operations.
  • Commercialise a complete, operational service line for the water industry.

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