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HATCH participates in conference on potential opportunities of using space for life on Earth

Delegates at an exciting conference in Glasgow, Scotland recently had their eyes firmly fixed on the stars.

Held from 31 January to 2 February, Data.Space 2018, drew 150 participants from over 80 companies and 17 countries to discuss space-enabled data, an increasingly important way of observing the Earth.


The democratization of space is opening up new commercial opportunities in space, as well as having great potential for energy, sustainable cities, agriculture and many other areas. Sessions titled “Listening to our Earth,” “Looking at our Earth” and “A Better World Powered by Space” reflected the broad scope of the conference agenda.

HATCH was represented at the conference by Tanya Boardman and Ed Chester representing consortium member Catena Space. Boardman said people were drawn to the stand and interested in learning more about the HATCH project after seeing the information banner.


“Most people recognize that there is a gap in accessing space research, “she said. “At this conference in particular, delegates are looking for ways to access data, but also understood the benefits of finding out about different projects and state of the art technology.”
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The HATCH project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 776357.

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