UK Space Agency and the International Partnership Programme
The UK Space Agency (UKSA) leads for the UK on civil space issue: on regulation, industrial growth and projects such as UK spaceflight. It runs an outreach programme, the International Partnership Programme (IPP). The IPP launched its third call (Call 3) for proposals on 04 November with a close date of 02 February 2020.
Call 3 is for £8 million in grant funding to tackle sustainable development challenges in developing and emerging countries (except China and India) by delivering satellite-led information, services and training to end users in the target countries, increasing their capacity to respond to challenges and which make a practical difference in the their daily lives. Call 3 has three elements: i) an open call; ii) a call with Australia to support Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS); and iii) targeted climate resilience planning. The IPP “All-Weather, Decision-Support Service for Pacific Small Island Developing States” call was officially announced last week during the GEO (Group on Earth Observation) Ministerial Summit in Canberra, Australia. More details on Call 3, including guidance and FAQs can be found here and in the attached document.