A national coalition of leading organisations have come together to explore the industry opportunities for Australia at the intersection of ‘space’ and ‘spatial’. Convened by Peter Woodgate – former CEO of Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) and now founding Chair of SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre – this influential group drawn from industry, research and government are coordinating an ambitious initiative to create the ‘Space+Spatial Industry Roadmap 2030’.
The space and spatial industries have never been more important for the future of Australia. They both have a fundamental role to play in helping navigate the response to catastrophic bushfires, the impacts of climate change, and the development of recovery plans for the economy following the global pandemic. The growth of these two industries will have a profound effect on the well-being of Australia over the next decade and beyond.