In the space sector, the ERIN is mainly active in the use of Earth Observation (EO) data for environmental and risk management applications. The RDI activities are geared towards a better use of EO data in operational water resources and ecosystem management tools and to integrate remote sensing data (satellite, airborne and ground) together with global navigation satellite systems for near real-time eco-hydrological, hydraulic, and crop growth modelling. The overall objectives are to (1) improve numerical model-based hydrological and hydraulic predictions of streamflow for improved flood and drought management and to (2) integrate advanced remote sensing technologies and environmental modelling for an improved understanding of plant-soil-water interactions across different spatiotemporal scales. These activities are supported by competences to handle the data deluge with experts in data analytics, statistics, data visualization, geocomputation and data management, e.g. spatial data uncertainty analytics, massive data visualization or filling gaps in time series. ERIN is also active in studying how satellite networks will be integrated in future 5G-IoT (Internet of Things) systems, enabling efficient crisis management, and environmental monitoring. Current activities aim to evaluate performance of IoT application protocols (such as CoAP, MQTT) on satellite links, using simulators and a real IoT-satellite testbed.