Indra Espacio will draft a study for the European Space Agency (ESA) that will allow it to define a strategic plan for providing efficient support to European companies in the Earth Observation sector for their export activities in the Latin American market, with special emphasis on promoting cooperation between companies and institutions on both continents.
This ESA initiative is based on initial market studies that indicate that only approximately 15% of the turnover in the sector‘s added value companies comes from international markets outside of Europe.
The duration of the project, called Jaguar, is 12 months, during which time the characteristics of the Latin American market will be analyzed through contacts and interviews with different players: national space agencies, local businesses, major institutional and private clients, etc. Contact will also be made with the most important international donation agencies that work in the region, such as the Inter-American Development Bank or the World Bank.
The study also establishes the selection of an initial group of users to whom a series of pilot services will be provided for evaluation. The areas of interest in the region include, among others, risk management, town planning, agriculture, forest management or oceanographic applications.
(Source Indra Espacio)