Space Applications Institute (Ispra SAI)

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History

1988, as part of Directorate General Joint Research Centre (JRC) of European Commission (EC). Originally referred to as as Institute for Remote Sensing Applications (IRSA) -- Institut des applications de télédétection -- Institut für Anwendungen der Fernerkundung or Ispra IRSA. Currently also referred to as Institute for Space Applications and as SAI. Reorganized Sep 2001 when activities taken over by Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) (merger with Institute for Systems, Informatics and Safety (Ispra ISIS)) and Institute for Environment and Sustainability (Ispra IES) (merger with Environment Institute (Ispra EI)).

Aims

Develop and promote the use of space-derived data and geo-spatial data from other sources in the service of EU policies, especially those relating to agriculture, fisheries, transport and anti-fraud; make best use of information from space systems; maximize return from European investments in space; reinforce the role of the European Union in international action on the environment and sustainable development; provide spatial information services based on space applications for European Commission Directorates-General and for EU policy-makers, scientists and citizens; derive timely and accurate Earth observation information in synergy with satellite navigation and telecommunications; develop products, services, data and/or algorithms for use by organizations within and outside EU member states; develop and support activities related to global monitoring for environment and security.

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Activities

Main concerns: monitoring the European landscape; agricultural applications and the development of regional information systems; monitoring global vegetation; monitoring the marine environment and coastal zones; developing strategies and systems related to space applications. Projects within the 5th Framework Programme (1999-2002):

'Serving the Citizen' -

 • SAI 01 - Population Dynamics and Security;

 • SAI 02 - Natural Hazards.

'Enhancing Sustainability' -

 • SAI 03 - EURO-LANDSCAPE;

 • SAI 04 - Coastal Monitoring and Management (COAST);

 • SAI 05 - Global Environmental Information Systems (GEIS);

 • SAI 06 - Monitoring of Agriculture with Remote Sensing (MARS).

'Underpinning European Competitiveness' -

 • SAI 07 - Galileo Technical Support;

 • SAI 08 - Synergy of Earth Observation with Satellite Telecommunications and Navigation (ASTRON);

 • SAI 09 - GI and GIS: Harmonization and Interoperability.

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Subjects *

  • Earth
    • Earth
  • Geology
    • Geology
  • Action
    • Application
  • Information
    • Information
  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Aerospace, Space
    • Satellites
    • Telecommunications
  • Research, Standards
    • Inspection, Tests
  • Environment
    • Environment
  • Development
    • Sustainable Development
  • Security
    • Security

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

K0296

Last News Received

2002
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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