AGI Welcomes Satellite Applications Catapult as Associate Member

The Association for Geographic Information (AGI) welcomes Satellite Applications Catapult as a new Associate Member.

Part of the UK Catapult Network, the Satellite Applications Catapult is one of ten world leading technology and innovation centres established by Innovate UK. The Satellite Applications Catapult is at the heart of the satellite services revolution, driving take-up of space technology and applications by connecting industry and academia to propel research and fuel its conversion to market ready solutions.

The AGI is an independent and impartial organisation representing the UK geospatial sector. Working with members and the wider community, the AGI successfully influences government policy, delivers the highest quality of education and provides a lead for best practice across the industry. Established in 1990, members of the AGI enjoy unrivalled networking opportunities, a framework to learn new skills and the support to progress professional development.

“Our Catapult’s aim is to support UK industry by accelerating the growth of satellite applications and to contribute to capturing a 10% share of the global space market by 2030,” commented Liz Scott, Geospatial Solutions Architect at the Satellite Applications Catapult. “Through membership of the AGI we can support this goal by more purposefully connecting the wider geospatial sector with the world of earth observation. We look forward to engaging with organisations and individuals that are unfamiliar with or curious to explore the insights that can be revealed from space.”

“We are delighted to welcome the Satellite Applications Catapult as an Associate Member,” added Adam Burke, Association for Geographic Information Chair. “The addition of the Satellite Applications Catapult to our Association has huge potential to extend the scope of our interests, focus and activities, and, we hope the Satellite Applications Catapult will embrace the opportunities that membership of the AGI provides.”

Any organisation active with the geospatial sector can join the AGI as an Associate Member. Membership of the AGI provides opportunities to raise the profile of a business or organisation, make connections that will support business growth and provide access to Professional Member benefits for employees. Other membership options are available including a free Network Member option, Professional Membership, Affiliate Member and Partner Member.

“For other organisations, who wish to benefit from the increasing integration of geospatial and earth observation, we would encourage them to get in touch and explore how they can benefit from being part of the AGI,” concluded Burke.