As lead partner, the University of Portsmouth has launched its five interdisciplinary themes. The theme of Future & Emerging Technologies is closely aligned to the SCCoE, providing an infrastructure for the initiation, support and development of projects. The Security & Risk theme also offers potential overlap through use of satellite technologies to support security, risk management, and the security of satellite systems themselves. The University of Portsmouth hosts Horizons5Gwith a mission to ensure that Space is an embedded and integrated part of the 5G network, aiming to open the unique capabilities for ‘UK PLC’ that can only be delivered when terrestrial and Space are converged. It is also home for the ESA Business Ambassador for the South and South East and the UKSA Space to Accelerate programme with NOC.
At the University of Portsmouth we are able to draw upon a cluster of expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning, comprising more than 40 academics, as we envisage the application of intelligent software to be key to the next stage of satellite applications development. We will also draw on a wide range of expertise in transport and logistics. Specifically, the University’s Centre for Operational Research & Logistics has particular expertise in exploiting satellite data for optimal logistics, whether marine, terrestrial, or airborne. Finally, we have expertise in low-cost approaches to using satellite imagery and GIS for assessing hazards, vulnerability and risk, as well as geoinformatic technology transfer and capacity building in developing countries.
The University of Southampton has a leading centre for earth observation and applications in processing and biophysical algorithm development, validation and implementation in EO data
processing chains, in particular information on canopy chlorophyll content.
The University also hosts the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI) that brings together marine and maritime sector expertise to develop research and innovation to improve productivity, economic growth and sustainability.
The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university near Brighton. They are home to the Astronomy Centre, whose fundamental research interests are focused on the extra-galactic. This expertise crosses over into DISCUS (Data Intensive Science Centre), a cross disciplinary group applying data interpretation techniques to a variety of social and economic problems, including satellite applications.
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is the UK’s flagship technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy. It combines world-class research, development, demonstration and testing facilities with leadership, industrial reach and engineering expertise to accelerate the design, deployment and commercialisation of renewable energy technology innovation. The ORE Catapult is not-for-distributed-profit and will collaborate widely to de-risk and commercialise technological solutions and standards that can be embraced by the market.
Hampshire County Council’s Economic Development Team has specific expertise and experience across a wide range of industry sectors, with an overall objective of supporting local economic growth
and delivering inward investment and jobs to the region. It works closely with strategic partners in the development of economic development strategies and identifies the best support for indigenous
companies and new investors alike, supporting key priority sectors for Hampshire. It also supports wider economic growth through the promotion and progressing of strategic development sites,
delivering a pipeline of new employment space for existing business and facilitating economic growth through inward investment activity.
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) undertakes integrated ocean research and technology development from the coast to the deep ocean. Working with our partners we provide long-term marine science capability including: major facilities; sustained ocean observing, mapping and survey; data management, and scientific advice.
Ferryspeed operate a twice daily shipping service to the Channel Islands and specialise in the delivery of commercial freight to Jersey and Guernsey. With depots in Jersey, Guernsey, Portsmouth and Leicester, our Channel Island shipping service transports all kinds of commercial freight between the UK mainland and the Channel Islands, offering full loads, groupage and a next day pallet delivery service. Working with a wide range of customers including retailers, healthcare and pharmaceutical businesses, and the food, drink and agricultural sectors. We deliver both ambient and temperature-controlled consignments and operate within the guidelines of HACCP to comply with EU regulations and the Food Safety Act. In addition to our Channel Island shipping services, Ferryspeed offer a comprehensive portfolio of Isle of Wight delivery services for commercial freight and operate a daily shipping service to the Isle of Wight from our Portsmouth depot. Whether you have a pallet or parcel for next day delivery to the Isle of Wight, or a part/full load for the Isle of Wight, we have a service to meet your needs.
Plain Sailing Communications Ltd was formed in 1993 to provide communications services to the maritime industry. Over the years it has developed new and innovative solutions to meet the demands of customers whilst integrating new technologies. Its USP has always been to develop solutions to gain the most efficient and cost-effective way of using the satellite services which, by their nature, are very expensive to operate.
L3 ASV is a leading supplier of Unmanned and Autonomous Marine Systems. The company designs, builds and operates unmanned vessels on a global basis and has developed its own, industry leading, autonomous control system. With offices in the UK, USA and Brazil, L3 ASV’s 100+ employees support commercial, scientific, and military customers across the globe.
NLA is a blue-economy solutions company. It was founded by former UK national hydrographer, Admiral Nick Lambert, in 2013. NLA has quickly grown and become established as a company that
designs, develops and implements technical and process solutions with teams and consortia. Its team is drawn from marine, maritime and commercial backgrounds. NLA creates sustainable responses to meet the needs of the environment, society and economies.
SeaRoc Group provides solutions to optimise safety and efficiency within large scale, hazardous operational environments – both offshore and on land. SeaRoc is part of the Fred Olsen Group and has significant experience supporting offshore wind-array operations.
Ordnance Survey collects data for over 500 million features of the British landscape, describing in detail entities from solar farms to signposts in its master map of Great Britain as part of its National Mapping Agency role. It provides national and international services to governments and commercial organisations based on its knowledge, skills and understanding of location data and geography.