Symbios supports satellite Earth Observation (EO) programmes, their international coordination, and their economic and policy relevance. Mission planning, business model analysis, market assessments, application development studies, technology reviews, and programme benchmarking are also core capabilities.

Symbios is active across the EO sector, with experience in the application of EO to climate, agriculture, forestry, disasters, water management and sustainable development. We work extensively on EO data policy and accessibility, calibration and validation, and data standards.

Our staff have been active in this domain since 1992 and count almost all of the world’s major public EO satellite programmes and national agencies as current and past clients.

We are passionate advocates for the role and potential of satellite EO in supporting a safe and prosperous human society, helping us address major challenges such as climate change, food security and sustainable development.

Symbios is capable, dependable, and impartial, and our team has a distinguished record of success in designing and delivering major projects. We have a solid reputation around the globe for our reliability and integrity in providing high quality outcomes, often through leveraging our extensive network of trusted collaborators and sources in government agencies, industry and academia across all continents.
Satellite Earth
Observation is
Our Business

Our Services and Experience

Our business is research, consulting, and programme support. Some of our past work and connections are detailed below.

Market Studies and Technology Reviews

Options for Sustainable Access to Satellite Analysis Ready Data for Digital Earth Australia

UK-Australia Cal-Val Space Bridge

Data Supply Opportunities of Earth Observations from Space for Australia

Risks of Data Supply of Earth Observations from Space for Australia

Continuity of Earth Observation Data for Australia: Research and Development Dependencies to 2020

Technical Secretariat and Leadership Support

CEOS Analysis-Ready Data


CEOS Carbon and Water Strategies



EO Strategy Analysis for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

National EO Programmes

The nature of the support offered by Symbios is as varied as our clients' needs.

Symbios consultants are accustomed to working as a trusted member of the in-house team, supporting the development of programme ideas and strategy, contributing to internal meetings, and representing the client in external fora.

Symbios clients are typically major public and private sector organisations involved in the development and operation of large and complex programmes and the definition of policy and procedures in support of such programmes. The demands of these programmes have required our support at every stage of the project cycle.



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