Kelly Sears is supporting HAL Consulting in the conduct of a study of Earth Observation (remote sensing) researchers for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). The study will update an inventory of research activities at Canadian universities prepared in 2014. It will also conduct a survey of the population of Earth Observation researchers across Canada to identify their research interests and funding needs. The results of the study will be used by the CSA to prepare its next round of funding announcements under the smartEarth initiative. The study is being conducted from October 2022 to March 2023.