European Space Agency
April 21, 2022
In the context of the current emergency, ESA is launching 'Space in Response to Humanitarian Crises’, a funding opportunity aimed at delivering operational services to support the humanitarian response.
ESA is currently in discussions with leading humanitarian organisations to understand their needs and will support Feasibility Studies and Demonstration Projects which use space assets or space data, like remote sensing, global navigation satellite systems, satellite communication or weather satellites, in support of the humanitarian effort.
Space holds remarkable potential to support responses to humanitarian crises - satellites can operate worldwide, including areas with protracted conflict or political instability, to provide data and unbiased information as well as deliver basic services to vulnerable communities.
We invite you to submit proposals relevant to the current situation in Ukraine, and welcome ideas that can also be applied to other humanitarian crises. For more information, please visit the page: https://business.esa.int/funding/invitation-to-tender/space-response-to-humanitarian-crises.
Lea Perekrests, Deputy Director of Operations, Europe & MENA at Institute for Economics and Peace
Dr Einar Bjørgo, Director of UNOSAT (United Nations Satellite Centre)
Robert Trigwell, Analytical, Knowledge and Output (AKO) Unit Lead at IOM – UN Migration
Giulio Coppi, Global Digital Specialist for Programmes, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)