As Australia's reliance on satellite Earth observation data grows, the consequence of inaccuracies (introduced through inadvertent errors or deliberate manipulation) in the data increases; particularly when used by governments and industry to inform investment, management and policy decisions. The risks of inaccuracies are replicated globally and will continue to increase as the Earth observation sector becomes more commercialised.

This project seeks to understand national and global Earth Observation satellite capabilities, the impact of these capabilities on decision-making, the implications of downstream use, the necessity for and pathways to data quality and integrity monitoring, and barriers to usability of Earth observation data for critical applications such as environmental and resource management and hazard monitoring.