Enhancing National Security Missions With Space Intelligence

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Date recorded: March 11, 2021

The desire for and use of accurate geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) has long been a priority for armed forces seeking a military advantage. Technology has rapidly advanced to provide the next generation of space-based capabilities that render detail at such a high resolution and refresh at such a high frequency that new potential has been unlocked. This discussion shares information about how diverse organisations and nations conduct GEOINT activity across military and humanitarian operations and provides examples of what is possible using the latest capabilities. The discussion will share the extent to which GEOINT is being utilised in contemporary missions and will highlight the types of advantages to be gained from further exploitation of GEOINT.

Topics include:

  • What are the main use cases for geospatial data?
  • What are the most important missions driving future demand for GEOINT?
  • What methods are used to store, process, disseminate and share GEOINT?
  • What is the biggest barrier to adoption of GEOINT?

Presented by


Matt Roper

Chief, Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance I NATO Communications and Information Agency


Ambassador Sorin Dumitru Ducaru

Director I European Union Satellite Centre

Col. Mary-Kathryn Haddad

Commander, Geospatial and Signatures Intelligence Group I National Air and Space Intelligence

Darren ‘Daz’ Saralis

Senior Operations Assurance Advisor I NATO Communications and Information Agency

Tony Frazier

Executive Vice President, Global Field Operations I Maxar