Natural Resources Imagery Grant Program

ESRI, PCI Geomatics, MDA, and RapidEye announced their new Natural Resources
Imagery Grant Program, which will provide software, data, and training for
detecting and analyzing land-cover change through the combined use of
geographic information system (GIS), image processing, and remote-sensing

Designed to foster innovative approaches that solve natural
resources management problems, the Natural Resources Imagery Grant Program will
provide 20 grants valued at $100,000 each. The grant includes the following:

  • ESRI GIS software and training
  • PCI Geomatics imagery processing and analysis software and training
  • MDA RADARSAT-2 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery
  • RapidEye 5-meter multispectral imagery

“GIS and image processing are mission-critical technologies in natural
resources management,” said Jack Dangermond, president, ESRI. “This
grant opportunity will help organizations expand their existing imagery or GIS
infrastructure and more efficiently support sustainable land-use management.”

Companies, educational institutions, nongovernmental organizations
(NGOs), state and regional governments, or tribal governments within the United
States may apply. Eligible projects are those that focus on remotely sensed
imagery beyond the visible spectrum. Preferred projects will also demonstrate
increased efficiency, productivity, or accuracy.

“Technology leaders and innovators should be presented with
opportunities to advance their resources projects,” said Terry Maloney,
president and CEO, PCI Geomatics. “This imagery grant program will bring
solutions to the natural resources industries through inventive and operational
use of satellite imagery.”

for the Natural Resources Imagery Grant Program will be accepted beginning in
September 2012 and ending November 16, 2012. Learn more at

2 thoughts on “Natural Resources Imagery Grant Program

  1. I have looked at the website supplied and as far as I can tell this grant program is only available to those in the United States, though this site states “in Canada”. Where would I find the Canadian version? Thanks, Christine

    1. Apparently, no – it’s only available to US-based organizations, but the area of interest can be outside America.

      Sorry, I was misinformed.

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