Earth Observation Infrastructure

Integrating Earth Observation for Essential Environmental Monitoring in Australia

At the recent NCRIS - Greater Impact Through Environmental Infrastructure Symposium a session was run on 17 May 2017 for Integrating Earth Observation for essential Environmental Monitoring in Australia.   This was a well-attended session but, unfortunately, we ran out of time to complete a full discussion and review of the presented material (see copy of presentation).

The discussion we did have highlighted the fact that our community needs to further identify and discuss EO infrastructure challenges and how to address them, so this was a significant first step that will enable us to do that (as soon as we can!).

A coordinated effort will help us establish what the essential EOS Research Infrastructure requirements are across our diverse communities and to address these using the forthcoming NCRIS Roadmap scoping and implementation processes.  The following activities have been organised to continue the discussion and organise our efforts!

A working group has been initiated, all details are and will continue to be available on this website

We are holding a nation webinar on 13 June 2017 @ 1400 (AEST) to continue the discussion started at the workshop.  

We are continuing to gather YOUR input to the discussion via an on-line survey.

Your Input for Landsat 10 Please!

The USGS Landsat 10 project team is gathering requirements from the user community for Landsat 10's sensor, collection parameters and data distribution. They want to know requirements for specific applications as well as what is working well with Landsat 8.

The AEOCCG have been invited to provide input into this process.  Can you please take a few minutes to complete a short survey to help. 

Submissions due by 7 May 2017

Australian Earth Observation Community Plan: Beyond 2021

Australian Earth Observation Communities: User & Producer Priorities

We need your help to define future direction of earth observation in Australia!

This is an opportunity for Australia as a whole to significantly grow our industries collecting and using Earth Observation data, as well as ensuring the essential government services we rely on continue to have assured access the best quality EO data.

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AusCover Feedback Survey

 Help us plan for the future!

Would you like to have a say in shaping the future activities of AusCover (, which provides national level image data, biophysical map products, field data and research development capacity for Australia ?

AusCover is currently seeking feedback from its users, to help it identify priorities for the future to ensure it meets your needs. If you'd like to contribute to this process, please take their short (5-10minute) survey here:

The survey will be open until 30 April

The Use of Spatial Agricultural Information Across the Supply Chain

We are living in an age of a plethora of DATA and information overload. This mainly exists within the information technology space and is also known as “BIG DATA”. There is however issues around the availability, accessibility and interpretability of such INFORMATION: e.g. HOW can one access this INFORMATION?; How does this information affect your decision-making process?

However, before one can answer these questions it is important to determine (i) where your business resides along the agricultural supply chain?, and (ii) what information your business is most important in order to make a more informed decision that will lead to enhancing your business profitability and viability?

This survey is to determine what the key areas of operation and spatial information needs are for you or your business, within the agricultural supply chain.

The survey should only take approximately 5-8 minutes to complete. Your NAME and affiliation will be confidential. All answers from this survey will be analysed and final results will be available via emails (if provided) afterwards.

For more information please contact:

Dr Andries Potgieter via email:;
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)
University of Queensland