The Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI) and the Satellite Applications Catapult hosted a joint technology showcase workshop on Thursday 26th October 2017 at Satellite Applications Catapult Harwell Campus, aiming to foster links between cutting-edge EO instrumentation specialists and users of both the data and downstream applications coming from these technologies.
The workshop focused on the changing Earth Observation (EO) landscape from both an upstream and a downstream perspective, looking at current and upcoming technologies and applications, and considering market trends and how these might evolve by 2030.
- Provide delegates with a clear overview of the Earth Observation chain from upstream sensors through technology integration and data to downstream applications
- Showcase the state of the art EO technology including Copernicus, Earth Observation constellations enabled by small-satellites and EO analysis trends.
- Present emerging technologies
- Foster knowledge-sharing, enabling the development of new market-facing EO technologies
- Networking, Table Top Displays, Poster Panels and 1:1 meetings
Key Note Speakers
Key note speakers from the European Space Agency and from Earth-i, gave an overview of the rapidly emerging landscape of satellite constellations.
These constellations are particularly interesting in the Earth Observation (EO) field as they are powered by highly innovative technologies and are enabling a wide range of new products, services, and applications.
The European Space Agency talked about the European Copernicus constellation which is providing new data and services to governments, industry and a wide range of other organisations.
Earth-i covered the rapidly emerging small satellite constellations and how they are transforming both the space sector and the services offered by wider industries and governments.
|EO Is Coming of Age|
|Welcome and Scene Setting: CEOI and Satellite Applications Catapult||Prof. Mick Johnson|
Dr Richard Hilton
Satellite Applications Catapult
|Scene Setting - UKSA||Dr Catherine Mealing Jones |
Director of Growth
|UK Space Agency|
|Key Note Speech: EO Goes Mainstream|
The Copernicus Programme
|European Space Agency|
|Key Note Speech: Small Satellite Constellations - A Changing Paradigm for EO||Owen Hawkins||Earth-i|
|Upstream - EO Technologies for the Future|
|EO and Remote Sensing - Next Generation Technologies||Prof. Mick Johnson||CEOI|
|EO and Remote Sensing Technologies - Non Space Applications||Dr Andy Bennett||Knowledge Transfer Network|
|Technology Elevator Pitches|
|Smart Optics for Satellite Based Telescopes||Prof. Martin Booth||University of Oxford|
|Increasing Mission Return Through Onboard Data Autonomy In EO||Steve Greenland||Craft Prospect Ltd.|
|Near Real-Time Processing System: Handling SAR Images||Kyle Palmer||Airbus DS Ltd.|
|Super-Resolution for High Resolution EO Imaging For Targeted And Global Applications||Yu Tao||MSSL-UCL|
|Low Cost EO Imaging||Charles Cranstoun||SSTL|
|SPIDER (Ship Position and Detection Radar)||Yvonne Munro||Airbus DS Ltd.|
|Demonstrating Multi-View Spectroscopy for Greenhouse Gas Remote Sensing||Neil Humpage||University of Leicester|
|Augmenting the Nadir Atmospheric Observing Infrastructure with Microsatellite-Based High-Performance Miniaturized Spectrometers||Damien Weidmann||STFC RAL Space|
|OmniSat-HAPI Project for Air Quality Monitoring||Martin Townend||TAS UK Ltd.|
|EO Technology Posters|
|THz Earth Observation (The LOCUS Mission)||Daniel Gerber / Brain Moyna||STFC RAL Space|
|Novel CMOS Image Sensor with High Quantum Efficiency||Konstantin Stefanov||The Open University|
|HYper-Spectral Microwave Sounder (HYMS): Novel & Critical Component Development & System Breadboarding||Manju Henry||STFC RAL Space|
|Low Cost Active Cooling for Space Applications||Martin Crook||STFC RAL Space|
|Advances in Freqency Selective Surface Technology for Remote Sensing Radiometers||Raymond Dickie||Queen's University Belfast|
|Stabilisation of 3.5 THz Quantum-Cascade Laser Local Oscillators Using Schottky Diode Technology||Alexander Valavanis||University of Leeds|
|A Maritime Radar for Zephr S||Yvonne Munro||Airbus DS Ltd|
|The Compact Infrared Imager and Radiometer - CubeSat based||Neil Bowles||University of Oxford|
|Downstream - EO is Transforming|
|EO Applications and Downstream Technology Landscape||Tom Jones||Satellite Applications Catapult|
|Future Market Requirements and SGP||Sean McCarthy||Satellite Applications Catapult|
|VAS SME Elevator Pitches|
|A Low-Cost UV-VIS CubeSat for Air Quality Assessments||Alberto Garbayo||UV-SAT|
|Tcarta Marine||Richard Flemmings||Tcarta Marine|
|Showcase Summary and Open Discussion||Rapporteur: Prof. Paul Monks||University of Leicester|