NCEO/CEOI Joint Science Conference, September 2012

The CEOI Sessions - Wednesday 19th September

PLENARY: Observing the Earth - Technology, Industry and Growth

Mick Johnson (CEOI): UK Technological Development for Earth Observation

Matt O’Donnell (Astrium) – The ASAR, Sentinel 1 and NovaSAR industrial story

John Remedios (Univ of Leicester/FTAP): Measuring Sea Surface Temperature and Climate Variables: from ATSR to SLSTR

Nic Leveque (Astrium): The Sentinel 5 Pre-cursor, from EOEP to GMES

Amanda Regan (ESA): ESA Future EO Programme & Technologies


The ESA Earth Explorer Candidate Mission

Shaun Quegan (Uni of Sheffield): BIOMASS: A mission to determine global forest biomass

Brian Kerridge (STFC RAL) PREMIER: A mission to observe 3D fields of atmospheric composition in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere

Hartmut Boesch (Uni of Leicester) – CarbonSat: A mission to quantify and monitor the distribution of greenhouse gases

Rob Scott (CEOI/RAL): Future Earth Explorers – Instrument Opportunities for the UK

Dr Ruth Boumphrey (UK Space Agency) - Agency Update


PLENARY: CEOI Technology Programme

CBrownsword (CEOI): An introduction to the CEOI Technology Programme

Daniel Gerber (STFC RAL): High-level system integration of UK receiver technology for STEAM-R and the MetOp-SG microwave sounder

Yvonne Munro (Astrium): Passive microwave technologies for the MetOp 2nd Generation Instruments

Martin Unwin (SSTL): SGR-ReSI – A remote sensing instrument using reflected GNSS signals

Damien Weidmann (STFC RAL): A fully integrated, miniaturised Quantum Cascade Laser Heterodyne Radiometer for EO

Roland Leigh (Uni of Leicester): CompAQS/CityScan - The Compact Air Quality Spectrometer


Young Scientist Talks - CEOI Session

James Barlow: (CEOI/Uni of Edinburgh) – “PERSIST – design, performance and analysis of a new type of hyperspectral imager”

Rosie Graves: (NCEO/Uni of Leicester) – “Imaging of Nitrogen Dioxide Concentrations in Urban Areas”

Sean Woodley: (Bath University) – “Progress on the Breadboard Development of a Sideband-Separating Receiver with High-Resolution Back-End”


Posters from the CEOI Seedcorn Projects

S. Hobbs: System and applications study for GeoSAR missions

Neil Humpage: High-frequency Doppler Radars for a Polar Precipitation Mission

Geoff Burbidge: Wavemill - Proof of concept

Joe Wells: Ferrite Switch Technology on EOS Payloads

Alex Wishart: SAR Level 1 On-Board Processing: Emulation and PerformanceStudies

Steve Parkes: A novel wideband high-resolution spectrometer for next generation passive terahertz sensors

Graham Maxwell-Cox: Metamaterial Studies for Sub-millimetre-wave Quasi-Optical Systems

Yvonne Munro: Development of Critical Technologies for the MetOp-SG Microwave Sounder: 166/183 GHz Diplexer

Daniel Gerber: High-level system integration of UK receiver technology for STEAM-R and the MetOp-SG microwave sounder

Daniel Gerber: MARSCHALS

David Spilling: Innovative Ice Cloud Imager

M. Cutter: Detectors for Space-borne Fire Measurement and Monitoring

Hartmut Boesch: Concept Studies for a Methane Emission Imager

Damien Weidmann: A fully integrated, miniaturised Quantum Cascade Laser Heterodyne Radiometer for EO

Daniel Jabry: Far-infrared climate monitoring

Roland Leigh: The ultra-compact air quality mapper

Peter MacKay: Low Weight Bonded Mirror Structures

Andy Vick: PERSIST: Prototype Earth obseRving System using Image Slicer Technology

David Nandi: Advanced Microslice Technologies for Hyperspectral Imaging

Iain Woodhouse: Quantitative recovery of structural and biochemical parameters from forest canopies using a new hyper-spectral Lidar

Joshua Vande Hey U of: Design and Implementation of a Divided-Lens Lidar Ceilometer Prototype for Manufacture

Presentations from 18th and 20th September will be made available on the NCEO website (to be announced).