University of Nottingham


EMBRACE is a collaborative partnership between The University of Nottingham, University of Leicester and British Geological Survey (BGS). University of Leicester is the lead partner hosting the Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence on behalf of the consortium. The overall aim of the EMBRACE is to align the resource, expertise and track record to build a significant Satellite Applications Catapult activity in the East Midlands linked to the Harwell Centre. This will be achieved through:

•    LINKING business with academic R&D capabilities in the region
•    BUILDING multi-skilled partnerships to solve market needs  
•    BOOSTING economic growth through the development and commercialisation of satellite applications

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EMBRACE partners

The University of Nottingham has facilities shared across seven campuses in the East Midlands, as well as two in China and Malaysia.

The Nottingham Geospatial Institute (NGI) specialise in satellite navigation and positioning systems, photogrammetry, remote sensing, sensor integration, geoinformatics and data modelling, location based services, semantics, reasoning and cognition. In addition, academics and researchers regularly work with other University departments to provide appropriate solutions for industry.

The University of Leicester has a powerful research base in Space Science, Earth Observation and Remote Sensing with strong programmes in Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Geography. It has a strong track record of applications programmes using space technology in other market sectors.

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is the world leading geological survey providing impartial geoscience advice to government, industry, academia and public bodies. BGS is the world-leading geoscience centre for:

  • Survey and monitoring
  • Earth Observation modelling and research
  • Data visualisation and knowledge
  • Research, applications and commercial solutions


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