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Industrial Partners

We have engaged industry from the start in our Earth Observation CDT, and as a result 19 companies have agreed to provide CASE funding, for up to 42 of our PhD studentships. Our partner companies are involved in the topic selection process from the beginning, submitting ideas and being matched to academic institutions and supervisors during iterative co-development, to ensure this cutting-edge science will result in a successful PhD. Our annual Industry Symposium is a 2-day event attended by students and industry that celebrates research highlights from our students, and looks forward to developing new ideas and satellite data products. We also partner with many other research organisations, who provide co-supervisors, insights and training.

We welcome enquiries from companies not already affiliated with this Earth Observation CDT as we are always open to fostering new collaborations and partnerships.

CASE partners

These academics have pledged CASE (‘Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering’) partnership for SENSE students. Information on CASE partner responsibility can be found here.

Airbus logo

carbomap logo
earthwave logo
ecometrica logo
Forest Research logo
GSI logo
isardSAT logo
LTS international logo
Met Office logo
OMS logo
Pixalytics logo
satsense logo
Scottish Environment Protection Agency logo
Spire logo
Skyrora logo
Telespazio - a Leonardo and Thales company logo
tradeinspace logo
Unilever logo

Industrial partners

The following industries / organisations are industrial partners of SENSE and have pledged support. This includes collaboration through providing funding; offering opportunities to SENSE students; providing access to facilities and data; co-supervision of students where CASE partnership is not possible; designing and delivering training and in-kind support.

The Alan Turing Institute logo
Catapult Satellite Applications logo
DLR logo
DMI logo
European Space Agency logo
Leonardo logo
NASA logo
NCAS logo
NERC logo
The Open University logo
ScotlandIS logo
Shetland Space Centre logo
Skyrora logo
SoXSA logo
The Datalab logo
UK Astronomy Technology Centre logo
UK Space Agency logo
University of Maryland logo
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Intellectual Property

Whilst on their 3-month placement, any work and IP that a SENSE student does belongs to the company at which they are based. The student will not work on their PhD project during this time, and will instead work on something different that is of interest to the company.

The IP for any work done outside of the placement during the course of their PhD belongs to the student, and they will be required to make their thesis publically available (an embargo of ~1 year is possible).

When publishing papers, usual NERC rules apply: open-access in some capacity is required. Publishing of code is strongly encouraged, but not required.