Credits picture: Central Algeria captured by Copernicus, Copernicus Sentinel data (2015)/ESA
General inventories of organisations involved in remote sensing applications are available for some countries in sub-Saharan Africa. A survey targeting the African private sector involved in EO and geospatial sciences specifically, however, was never done before. This study is the first of its kind on the continent and a beginning to understand how companies in Africa operate, capture their expertise and assess their state and health.
AARSE and EARSC have analysed the data of the survey was conducted between February and April 2016.
The executive summary and the final report can be downloaded below.
The results of the study will be presented at the AARSE2016 Conference on 26 October 2016 during the plenary session focused on Private sector in EO and GI.