World Space Week focuses on Earth observation

04 October 2016: Inmarsat is once again supporting World Space Week, the annual international celebration of space science and technology which this year is focusing on the importance of satellite-powered remote sensing in securing our planet’s future.

From 4-10 October, over 1,800 events all over the world will educate a largely young audience about Earth observation from space, including such classic programmes as the joint U.S. Geological Survey and NASA Landsat mission, which has been taking images of the Earth since 1972, and the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), which shares environmental data captured all over the planet.

This year’s theme, “Remote Sensing – Enabling Our Future”, reflects Inmarsat’s focus on developing innovative satellite-enabled applications to power the Internet of Things (IoT).

Remote sensors

Find out more about how we are doing this from Inmarsat Enterprise Head of Innovation Lead Philip Meyers in his blog about a remote sensor solution that will help large farms to monitor livestock no matter how widespread or isolated they are.

Inmarsat continually promotes the importance of STEM education which is why we are proud to support the aims of World Space Week to excite young people about the opportunities in space science and technology, as well as to encourage greater use of space for sustainable economic development.

For more information about World Space Week events visit