Past News Items

The CEOI held a 2-day Emerging Technology Conference at Cosener¹s House in Abingdon on 3rd and 4th May 2017.
Last Updated on Monday, 15 May 2017

CEOI Reaches its 10th Anniversairy, April 2017

The CEOI has reached its 10th anniversary. The CEOI was originally set up in April 2007 and is funded by the UK Space Agency to support UK industry and universities to develop new technologies for space and to maintain its position as a world-leader in Earth Observation satellite technology.  The CEOI has funded more than 50 new technologies, with innovations including instruments to measure air quality, monitor forests and climate change, and to increase our understanding of the polar regions, oceans and winds.  The CEOI has awarded £14.2m in Earth Observation grants, putting Earth Observation at the heart of the Agency’s long-term strategy to stimulate future innovation and growth for the UK

Autonomous Remote Sensing Article, March 2017

This article discusses the rapid convergence of remote sensing and autonomous technologies, the wide range of applications that are emerging, and the many societal, legal, trust, security and ethical challenges that such systems will need to address.

CEOI 10th Call for EO Technology and Instrumentation Development Proposals, Q1 2017
The Centre for EO Instrumentation (CEOI) announced the release of the Tenth CEOI Call for EO Technology and Instrument Development Proposals in January 2017. The total budget available for the Call was £2M, with additional PV funds required from industrial bidders. Proposals were due for submission by 28th February 2017.
Last Updated Monday, 02 May 2017

CEOI Approaches it's 10th Birthday (CEOI-2020), October 2016

The Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation is pleased to announce that the CEOI has been renewed, with the UK Space Agency continuing to invest strongly in future EO instrument technology.  With three years' confirmed funding and an expectation of continuing into the 2020's, we have settled on the name "CEOI-2020" for this next phase. That will take us into our second decade and we are already looking forward to the teenage years...

Advanced Manufacturing Challenge Workshop, February 2016

The CEOI-ST, in collaboration with the Satellite Applications Catapult, held a 1-day Challenge Workshop on “Advanced Manufacturing Techniques for Earth Observation and Space Technology” at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, on 11th February 2016. The meeting explored recent developments in advanced manufacturing, and how these techniques apply to Earth observation instrumentation and space technology in general. 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 September 2016

The CEOI-ST Programme Report on the activities of the Centre for EO Instrumentation and Space Technology for the 2 years from November 2013 is now available.  It includes a description of the EO technology projects funded by the CEOI-ST during this period, as well as a summary of the main workshops and other activities.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 November 2015

Industry Consultation Workshop - UV, Visible and IR Technologies, October 2015

Meeting Objectives - Input from industry on the technical and data needs for future applications & products in IR / Optical / UV instrumentation is essential to guide development of the next generation of Earth observation / remote sensing instruments for space and terrestrial applications. This round-table consultation brought together industry representatives and leading academic researchers in this field.
Last Updated on Monday, 04 January 2016

The CEOI-ST held a 1-day Challenge Workshop on "Airborne Demonstrator Opportunities", at the Astronomy Technology Centre at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, on 7th October 2015. The meeting explored current platforms and opportunities, and current users shared their experience of flying a variety of payloads.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation and Space Technology is pleased to announce on behalf of the UK Space Agency, a Call for Mission and Technology Preparation activities for the ESA Call for Proposals for Earth Explorer 9.
Last Updated on Friday, 17 July 2015 
The Centre for EO Instrumentation and Space Technology is pleased to announce our programme of events for 2015.
Last Updated on Saturday, 31 January 2015

Space Technology Showcase, Thursday 13th November 2014 in London

The Centre for EO Instrumentation and Space Technology (CEOI-ST) hosted its Fourth Biennial Technology Showcase on Thursday 13th November 2014 in London.  The Showcase featured the practical outcomes of many years of research, discussing the installations, hardware, software, and results of very different types of Sensor and Instrument Technologies. The Showcase also highlighted new research programmes underway. There were opportunities for attendees to see some of the developments, and to meet the teams.
Last Updated on Sunday, 23 November 2014


Affordable Space Challenge Workshop Thursday 16 October 2014 in Bristol

The CEOI-ST held a Challenge Workshop on “Affordable Space” on Thursday 16th October in Bristol.  The workshop explored the technology needs and cost drivers for EO missions in the context of recognising the range of ESA and national missions that can be enabled by reducing cost.

Presentations from the Workshop are available now.

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 November 2014


New EO Technology Projects, July 2014

The CEOI-ST has funded 16 new projects following the 7th EO Technology Call, and the projects are now underway.

Summaries of the project objectives are available here.

Last Updated on Thursday 31st July 2014

The Centre for EO Instrumentation and Space Technology (CEOI-ST) announces the release of the Eighth CEOI Call for Earth Observation Technology, Instrument and Mission Concept Development Proposals. The total budget available for the Call is up to £3M, with additional PV funds required from industrial bidders.
Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014

EO Mission Advisory Group, April 2014

Applications for membership of a UK EO Mission Advisory Group (EOMAG) have closed. The first meeting took place on 15th April 2014.The EOMAG role is to peer review potential EO projects (missions, instruments and technologies) and to support work being carried out for the UK Space Agency by the Centre for EO Instrumentation and Space Technology in assessing potential bilateral mission opportunities.