The South-West region has strong and well-established expertise in Satellite Applications; Goonhilly Earth Station acting as a catalyst for space communications and business growth, the Met Office setting a global standard for Earth and Space Weather observation and science, and a strong network of local, national and international universities and research centres.

The South West Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence is based at Goonhilly Earth Station, with the centre partnership including GES Ltd, the Met Office, Plymouth University, Falmouth University, PML, and Rothamsted Research, and has extensive commercial partner backing. Falmouth University leads the e-health portfolio within the project, investigating ways in which satellite technology could be used to support health and social care regionally, nationally and internationally.

This project is related to the Design for Health and Care research programme.