Curtin University of Technology is heading a new $8 million space technology partnership that will address the issue of climate change with the use of its Global Navigation Satellite System Research Laboratory.

According to Professor Peter Teunisssen, the lead scientist on the project, “The new space technology program in which we will be involved is a vital step towards improving our understanding of climate change in Australia and will play a critical role in the way we cope with changes to our environment.”

As well as the Curtin University of Technology in Perth, participants in the project include RMIT University, the University of New South Wales, the Bureau of Meteorology, Electro Optic Systems Space System, GPSat Systems Australia Pty Ltd., the National Space Organisation of Taiwan and NOAA’s World Data Centre for Metrology.