About Us

EPIC is Canada's first independent institution dedicated to Earth observation and planetary science. Our goal is to support government research and industrial innovation that not only deepens our understanding of our planet and beyond, but also drives practical applications in space exploration and Earth sciences for economic and human benefit.

By bringing the pace and agility of industry to scientific research, EPIC will catalyze a new era of collaboration and innovation in Earth and space exploration.

Focus Areas

Scientific Research

Fundamental research in Earth & planetary science through space missions

Science as a Service

Skilled, agile R&D focused on exactly what you need, when you need it

Training & Enablement

Equip scientists and industry professionals with the tools & skills needed to thrive in the space industry today


Tell Canada's story in space to spark enthusiasm & increase awareness of our dynamic space sector & career opportunities


Tanya Harrison, Ph.D.

CEO and Co-Founder

Merges deep research expertise in planetary science with agile space industry acumen to redefine how we explore and understand worlds.

Gordon “Oz” Osinski, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist and Co-Founder

Expert at the forefront of geology and planetary science, leading groundbreaking research that deciphers the complex histories of the Earth, Moon, and Mars.

Sean Kolk

Strategic Advisor

Collaborative technologist who understands how tools fit into systems and how people work with them.

Andrew Ferreira

Science Storyteller

Science communication and outreach expert helping Canada understand its place in space.