Aberystwyth Centre for Space and Earth Monitoring (ACSEM)

is an interdisciplinary research centre founded in 2015 with the aim of using academic research to aid the space industry.
Our vision is ‘World class research to build sustainable Welsh space services.’

Research focus

Our research focus is the application of Space and Earth observation techniques within an environmental context, as reflected in our case studies and staff research focuses.


ACSEM is a partnership between Aberystwyth University and Aberystwyth based SME Environment Systems Ltd.

Aberystwyth University is part of the Wales Space Academic Partnership (WASP). This partnership aims to build on pre-existing academic expertise in Space to achieve the overarching vision for Wales to achieve 5% of the UK space industry turnover by 2030 (£2 billion). This vision is part of the Welsh Space Strategy recommendations for the future direction of the space industry in Wales by Aerospace Wales, the Satellite Applications Catapult and the Welsh Government.

Working with us

We are open to working with businesses on all levels of the supply chain. We are pleased to offer training and a range of services and opportunities. We are looking to further develop our research projects and are open to student sponsorships. In addition, under our Satellite Applications Catapult Knowledge Exchange Program we will be hosting a series of events for companies interested in collaboration and partnerships.

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