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.

The main tasks of the EOMAG will be to advise and make recommendations on:

  • the needs of the UK EO community for data from future observations of Earth from space;
  • advising on the medium and long-term EO priorities for the UK, taking account of the interests of the scientific, industrial and commercial aspects of the EO community;
  • assessing the priorities for the UK community for future bilateral EO missions, instruments and EO technology developments;
  • the necessity for technology development activities prior to implementation;

The full terms of reference were considered by the EOMAG at its first meeting. The EOMAG will operate under the normal government rules of confidentiality.

Applications for membership were invited from all sectors of the EO community, academic and industrial. Particular areas of skills and knowledge sought included:

  • EO science and technology expertise
  • Space segment implementation expertise
  • Understanding of potential applications for both public good and economic growth

The EOMAG will be time limited, with up to 3 meetings planned:

1. Tuesday 15th April 2014, London

2. First half of June (2nd-13th) 2014, final date and venue tbd

3. A third meeting in the autumn if required

Last Updated on Monday,14 April 2014