A new deal is expected to drive growth for Australia's space and spatial industries.

FrontierSI, a local leader in spatial information services, has signed a deal with the Australian Space Agency (ASA).

“FrontierSI has a critical role making the information from space usable for downstream industry sectors including the agriculture, health, mining, built infrastructure, transport, energy, defence and environmental sectors,” says FrontierSI chair, Dr Gillian Sparkes.

Dr Megan Clark, head of the Australian Space Agency said; “FrontierSI’s collaboration model, together with its focus on developing downstream markets for space derived information services, align with many of the objectives and priorities outlined in the Australian Civil Space Strategy.”

“Particularly supporting next generation positioning, navigation and timing infrastructure, Earth observation services and leapfrog R&D FrontierSI’s collaboration model and history of success, together with its focus on developing the downstream markets for space derived information services make it perfectly aligned as a partner and collaborator to deliver the Agency’s 2030 goals.

“I look forward to an exciting journey ahead with FrontierSI,” said Dr Clark.

The Australian Space Agency’s Advancing Space: Australian Civil Space Strategy 2019-2028 seeks to triple the size of Australia’s space sector to $12 billion with the aim of creating 20,000 jobs by 2030.