The CRCSI draws on its global network to provide expertise and capacity building. As such, it has developed a number of working relationships (memorandum of understanding) with the following organisations:
- Open Geospatial Consortium (USA); joint outreach program for access to and marketing of open source standards
- Geospatial Media (India); cross promotion of ideas and content based on spatial technologies and science, underpinned by communication and knowledge sharing
- Institute of Remote Sensing which is an Academic and Research Centre of Anna University (India); to bring together skills and expertise in GIS and remote sensing techniques in India to achieve better outcomes to projects located and executed in India
- University of Osnabruck (Germany); joint research activities to promote and utilise spatial information and advancing digital earth concepts and development
- Dr Nik & Associates (Malaysia); bring together talent and expertise to provide and peruse project opportunities in Malaysia in spatial technologies and science and remote sensing
- IIC Technologies (India); geospatial knowledge and training to build capacity across India’s spatial sector, along with projects in GIS remote sensing
- Satellite Applications Catapult (UK); continuing research into the technical and commercial feasibility of leveraging satellite derived services through a geospatial data infrastructure (ie Data Cube) for Australia.
Past memorandum of understandings (MOUs) have been the precursor to stronger in-country ties. Examples of previous agreements are:
- Cooperation and sharing of earth observations in the study of global change between Australia, Brazil, Canada and China (ABCC Program); to establish a cooperative relationship in the use of Earth Observation science and technology in the study of global change, on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual benefit. Organisations involved included: CSIRO, National Institute for Space Research of the Ministry of Science and Technology (Brazil), Earth Sciences Sector of the Department of Natural Resources (Canada), and Centre for Earth Observation and Digital Earth (China) of the Chinese Academy of Science concerning Cooperation in use of Earth Observation Science and Technology in the Study of Global Change.
- TECTERRA (Canada); to explore business linkages and commercialisation opportunities through TECTERRA into Canada, along with information exchange, intellectual property and commercialisation, industry promotion and collaboration, conference, education and knowledge sharing.