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Public Private Partnership Cluster



What we did: Learned from shared experiences  in developing and maintaining public-private partnerships (P3).

Why we did it: The fluid definition of a P3 makes it challenging to define, share, and implement leading practices.

Crista Straub
Cluster Chair

Earth from space

Maximizing the societal benefits of Earth science data increasingly requires the development of effective partnerships between Earth observation creators, researchers, application developers, and end users. Participants in these different activities frequently work within different organizations like public sector agencies, research institutions, or private sector companies. Considering the benefits and challenges of developing efficient partnerships between these organizational contexts can contribute to the effort to maximize the impact of Earth observation data and information.

The P3 Cluster went on hiatus in 2022, but the work continues: Participants in the Cluster engage with many Collaboration Areas in ESIP and P3 continues to be an important topic at the biannual ESIP Meetings.

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Public Private Partnership Resources

P3 Video Playlist

The cluster hosted a series of presentations exploring different aspects of several public-private partnership examples. From federal agency contractors to navigating proprietary data and real-time, watch the P3 Cluster Playlist.

Pandemic Public-Private Partnerships

In the “Public-Private Partnerships in the Age of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic,” cluster participants and the ESIP community explore how the pandemic affected cross-sector collaboration. The  session took place at the 2020 Summer ESIP Meeting.

ESIP Meeting Sessions

From the group’s first session at the 2020 Summer ESIP Meeting to a “Public-Private Partnerships for Earth Observation” panel at the 2021 Summer ESIP Meeting, the covers global issues in Earth science data and collaboration.