Space Applications Institute (Ispra SAI)

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1988, as part of Directorate General E-XE5547 - Joint Research Centre (JRC) of E-XE2442 - 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 U-XK2117 - Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) (merger with U-XK0298 - Institute for Systems, Informatics and Safety (Ispra ISIS)) and H-XK2135 - Institute for Environment and Sustainability (Ispra IES) (merger with U-XK0295 - Environment Institute (Ispra EI)).


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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Director. Thematic Units (6): Management Support Unit (MSU); Environment and Geo-Information (EGEO Unit); Agriculture and Regional Information Systems (ARIS Unit); Global Vegetation Monitoring (GVM Unit); Marine Environment (ME Unit); Strategy and Systems for Space Applications (SSSA Unit). U-XF3622 - European Optical Goniometer Laboratory (EGO) designed by and based at SAI.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

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



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