Geoscience Australia's Alice Springs ground station
The Alice Springs ground station collects earth observation from space (EOS) data from satellites belonging to the United States Landsat network as a result of a 2015 agreement with the United States Geological Survey and NASA.
EOS data is used to shape responses to natural disasters, monitor land use, enhance agriculture management, support water security, and discover new mineral and energy sources.
Geoscience Australia states that in 2015 the total direct benefit from the use and application of EOS data to the Australian economy was $815 million in 2015, and this is expected to rise to $1.33 billion by 2025.
The data is open-access and freely available to government, research and industry users in Australia and around the world.
Last updated: 23 September 2019
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