Ensuring organisations can use Earth observation data with confidence
Space-based sensors offer a unique opportunity to capture global data on climate over time. However, as we generate more and more data, we also need to ensure that the data collected is trusted and reliable. Having reliable data from Earth observation systems is critical to achieving international targets, such as those set out in the Paris Agreement.
We are leading international activities to improve the quality and reliability of Earth observation data, and developing new measurement techniques and instrumentation to reduce the associated measurement uncertainties. Our expertise ensures that our customers can have complete confidence in the data they collect through Earth observation.
Our ambition includes the launch of a disruptive small satellite called 'TRUTHS' to extend our capabilities directly into space. TRUTHS would be the cornerstone of a future space climate and calibration observatory.
Our optical work also extends beyond Earth observation, enabling new product development, quality assurance, health and safety, and compliance in applications as diverse as transport, pharmaceuticals, medical imaging and fashion.