Future Missions Challenge Workshop, June 2013

The CEOI Challenge Workshop held on Friday 7th June 2013 surveyed UK mission ideas and invited experts to comment on mission selection, promotion and opportunities in the near term.  Click here for the full agenda.

Aim – In the last 6 years, the CEOI has assembled a portfolio of high priority EO missions (the ‘indicative missions’), through workshops and round tables held with the community. It is timely to revisit this portfolio in the light of recent decisions in ESA and future mission flight opportunities. This challenge workshop focused on the development and delivery of future missions for Earth Observation and also explored the preferred UK approach to the ESA EE9 process. The workshop built on discussions at the EOAC Town Meeting (13th May) by surveying UK mission ideas and inviting experts to comment on mission selection, promotion and opportunities in the near term.

Presentations:

Intro, goals and indicative missions (Mick Johnson, CEOI Director)

What makes a good mission proposal? – an informal view from ESAC (John Remedios, Univ. Leicester)

Promoting a mission – experiences from BIOMASS (Shaun Quegan, Univ. Sheffield)

Shape of future ESA funding opportunities and UKSA process for mission whiteboarding (Maria Adams, UKSA)

Outline of Mission Ideas from the community

The following options were presented for future EO missions with a UK interest.