SpaceWave - Earth Observation data: a driver for SMEs internationalisation

Submitted by Colin RUEL on 08 October 2018

Earth Observation data: a driver for SMEs internationalisation

In July, SpaceWave project, in which Pôle Mer Méditerranée is a partner, organised four workshops on concrete use-cases on the use of Earth Observation data for maritime applications:

  • Fishery;
  • Aquaculture;
  • Water level rise and coastal erosion;
  • Monitoring the marine environment.

These working meetings gathered SMEs using or producing data in order to provide them some context on markets using these data in countries targeted in the project and to exchange on their activities and feedbacks.

SpaceWave workshops were an opportunity for the project partners to validate target countries and market and to elaborate their support strategy for SMEs internationalisation. Target countries and priority market are so far:

  • Australia: maritime security, ports infrastructures, fight against illegal fishing, aquaculture, coasts protection, renewables marine energies;
  • Vietnam: coastal erosion and hazards, coastlines management and protection, maritime security, fishery, aquaculture;
  • United Arab Emirates: ports infrastructures and security, maritime traffic, fishery, aquaculture, desalination;
  • Canada : ports infrastructures, maritime trafics, maritime security ;
  • South Africa: fishery, maritime security, coastal hazards.

Of course, a product or service using observation data and addressing a market not mentioned above could be regarded through our initiative.

An action plan is under development in order to definer the required steps for SMEs internationalisation in the sector. The actors in the sector or interested, notably SMEs, will be requested very soon for showing their interest in the project and their will to export outside of the European Union.

If you have a product or a solution using or allowing Earth Observation data recording for maritime applications and you consider to export in one or several of the mentioned countries, contact us.

SpaceWave is an European project aiming to realise an SME internationalisation strategy in order for them to reach markets related to Earth Observation data use, applied to maritime topics, in non-EU countries. This project is funded under COSME programme.

SpaceWave project is a 1st phase. As the result of this project, partners intend to submit an answer to another call for proposal which will concretize the SME support towards identified countries and key markets in SpaceWave framework.

Your contacts in Pôle Mer Méditerranée :

  • Hugo Blanchet : blanchet [at]
  • Clémence Le Corff : lecorff [at]
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