The Canadian Space Agency coordinates all civil space-related activities for the Government of Canada. In support of this role, the Government Related Initiatives Program (GRIP) focuses on Earth observation systems for land, ocean, and the atmosphere to enhance government services.
By providing technical guidance for the optimum use of space-based technologies supported by the Government of Canada, GRIP helps derive the maximum benefit from investment by Canada and the international Earth observation community.
GRIP is administered along three strategic themes:
Better understand and monitor the key parameters and processes of the Earth, atmosphere, oceans, cryosphere and biosphere systems and their interrelationship...
Support decision-making processes of public and private sectors related to sustainable resource development and management... read more
Support innovative software and algorithm development dedicated to EO applications...
Within the framework of the international Committee on Satellite Earth Observation (CEOS), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is collaborating with NASA on various projects helping to prevent, manage and respond to natural disasters. This partnership offers the opportunity for CSA and NASA to share Earth Observation (EO) data acquired by several Canadian and American satellites for scientific and operational purposes.