Queensland Earth Observation Hub

The Queensland Earth Observation Hub incorporates the SmartSat Queensland Node and is a jointly funded initiative of SmartSat and the Queensland Government.

The establishment of the SmartSat Queensland Earth Observation Hub (the EO Hub) is supported by Queensland Government through the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.

The establishment of the EO Hub aims to accelerate the growth of Queensland’s, and Australia’s, Earth observation industry by supporting commercialisation of research, and EO product and service development.  The EO Hub will generate opportunities for data analytics businesses and researchers, as well as downstream industries and upstream service providers of Earth observation imagery.

The EO Hub is supported by an Advisory Committee, whose membership includes: SmartSat, Queensland’s Department of State Development, Earth Observation Australia Inc., The University of Queensland, the Australian Space Agency, and Geoscience Australia.

Project opportunities

Queensland Earth Observation HUB: Partnering Program

Call for Applications Now Open for the EO Hub Partnering Program. The Queensland Earth Observation Hub Partnering Program is designed to support industry-led projects with a commercial or potential commercial application that demonstrates technology or creates a new product or service or expand a current service offering.

  • Funding available up to $300,000
  • Cash co-funding ratio 1:2 (industry : node)

All projects must be industry led or solve an industry/business problem and involve at least one industry partner and one research partner.

Applications close COB 13 January 2023.

Queensland Earth Observation HUB: Mobility Scheme

Call for Applications Now Open for the EO Hub Mobility Scheme. The Queensland Earth Observation Hub Mobility Scheme supports collaborative initiatives between Queensland universities and businesses to achieve defined outcomes, including project work relating to tackling specific industry challenges, facilitating knowledge transfer, and the opportunity to develop and upskill staff. 

Applications close COB 13 January 2023.

Queensland Earth Observation HUB: Calibration and Validation Projects

Call for Applications Now Open for EO Hub Calibration and Validation projects. The Queensland Earth Observation Hub Calibration and Validation Projects Call aims at creating research to industry partnerships and empowering the space-related industry ecosystem of Queensland, creating State-based opportunities for industry-led R&D.  This call is seeking industry-led projects relevant to calibration and/or validation of Earth observation data, projects, applications, and/or services.

  • Funding available up to $150,000
  • Cash co-funding ratio 1:2 (industry : node)

Applications close COB 13 January 2023.

For more information and to be notified of up-and-coming events, please contact:

Heather Christensen
Business Manager
SmartSat CRC Queensland Earth Observation Hub
[email protected]