The Communications and Space Technology Commission has issued the “Earth Observation (EO) Platform Regulations” and “Application for Obtaining a Permit to Provide Earth Observation (EO) Platform Service” document, which aims to create the appropriate environment to enable the private sector to establish and develop the Earth Observation (EO) services market and emerging businesses therein, and to stimulate its contribution to raising the Kingdom’s gross domestic product (GDP) through the development of value-added products.  

CST stated that through the issuance of these documents, it aims to grant the first permit in the Space sector in the Kingdom to an entity responsible for establishing and operating an electronic platform for collecting and processing Earth Observation (EO) data, and operating as a market and digital enabler, aiming to collect and process data received from satellites such as images of monitoring the Earth’s natural phenomena, environmental pollution, and weather.

Additionally, it aims to establish links between Earth Observation (EO) Data providers and value-added service providers who aim to develop and process data, and transform it into value-added programs and products. 

CST further clarified what the document "Application for Obtaining a Permit to Provide Earth Observation (EO) Platform Service" includes the requirements for the applicants who wish to obtain the permit, and It outlines relevant obligations to ensure user rights, data trading safety, and preservation.

CST urges those interested in providing Earth Observation (EO) platform services to review the documents and submit an application for the permit.


  • Publish Date:
  • 16/04/2024
  • Corresponding:
  • 7/10/1445