Barriers and Bridges to Uptake of Satellite Data: ‘MEO-AP’ workshop to develop a Marine EO Portal for Applications across Government

Date: 04/10/2016

Time: 10:30 – 17:00

Venue: Satellite Applications Catapult, Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire.


Centralised ‘go-to’ hub mainstreaming Marine Earth Observation (EO) intermediate products that have highest relevance to government agencies.

Workshop objectives:

  • Communication from agencies to developers of Marine EO intermediate products about current challenges and barriers to uptake of EO
  • Round-table problem-solving discussion between relevant product developers and potential users
  • Cataloguing of the existing marine EO intermediate products with potential to answer Defra challenges for hosting on MEO-AP portal
  • Identification of products that are in development and have excellent potential for cross-cutting applications, but will require additional funding

Where EO has obvious benefits for Defra’s Marine Evidence Team:

  1. Planning & Marine Fisheries
    • Long-term impacts of climate change on stock distribution and abundance
  2. Healthy and Biologically Diverse Seas
    • Good Environmental Status (GES) by 2020
    • Intelligent management of water quality – e.g.: indicators of eutrophication
    • Integrated environmental assessment techniques
    • Incorporation of novel technologies into ongoing monitoring programmes
  3. Clean & Safe Seas
    • Engagement with remote sensing for efficient, spatially relevant marine monitoring
    • Monitoring/ mitigating risk from marine incidents (spills/ pollution)
    • Human movement, policing of marine protected areas
  4. Cross Cutting
    • Engagement with remote sensing for efficient, spatially relevant marine monitoring
    • Monitoring and/or mitigation of risk from marine incidents (spills and pollution)
    • Human movement and policing

This is an invite only event, if you would like to discuss any aspect of the workshop or if you feel you or someone you know could benefit from attending, please contact Lauren Biermann on

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