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Remote Sensing for Natural Capital in the South West

26 June 9:30am - 11:30am

We are the Satellite Applications Catapult, a not-for-profit, part government funded technology and innovation company helping UK markets explore and exploit the potential of satellite technology and data.  On behalf of ourselves and our South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications, we invite you to join us on the morning of the 26th of June, to explore how Remote Sensing data can deliver value across the Natural Capital Landscape.


Natural Capital brings together our environment and our economy.  It is an approach that creates a framework around which we can put value on the natural world in which we live.  This enables communities, businesses, and organisations make decisions that put our natural ecosystems on par with our more traditional value concepts of goods and services, and can lead to a wide range of social, economic, and environmental benefits.


There are a wide range of sectors who can benefit from this approach, both established and emerging.   However, to sustainably exploit our natural capital and realise these benefits, we must find new ways of monitoring, measuring, and managing the world around us.


We believe there is a key role for Remote Sensing data to play in unlocking the value of our Natural Capital.  However, we are not the experts in the sectors impacted, nor in the policies which are driving change, and so it is only through our engagement with you that we can identify how the opportunity of this technology can be realised for transformative effect.


Our three expert speakers will outline the Natural Capital landscape, describe the capabilities of Remote Sensing that make it so suitable, and give examples of how this approach is being used to provide value today.


We will then run an interactive insight capturing session to help us explore: 

  • The opportunity for your enterprise, organisation, or institution to make use of Remote Sensing Data for Natural Capital.
  • The economic opportunity at an aggregate level for the South West to utilise Remote Sensing data at scale as an enabler of widespread business intelligence.
  • The conditions required to build cross sector partnerships that would facilitate open data sharing to reduce the barriers to data use such as cost, access, or specific expertise.


We believe a multidisciplinary approach is the most effective way to enable open innovation, and as such are striving to involve a broad range of attendees, from business owners, landowners, policy makers, researchers, and scientists.  We want to build on, and compliment the momentum of initiatives already ongoing in the region, and help facilitate the growth of new partnerships as we strive to unlock the value of the natural world around us, and in doing so protect it for generations to come.


Please feel free to share this invitation with those who you feel have interest in this area and/or could provide value to the discussion.  We look forward to seeing you virtually on the 26th.


Workshop Agenda

9:30-9:40 – Welcome and Introduction – Joel Freedman, Regional Innovation & Design Lead, Satellite Applications Catapult 

9:40-10:00 – Natural Capital Overview and Application – Ian Bateman, Professor of Environmental Economics, Director of the Land Economy Economics & Policy Institute, University of Exeter 

10:00-10:15 – Remote Sensing for Natural Capital – Dan Wicks, Head of Earth Observation, Satellite Applications Catapult 

10:15-10:30 – Land Management Services – Tim Hopkins, Director of The Land App, Founder of Land Management 2.0 

10:30-10:35 – Comfort Break

10:35-10:50 – Q&A Session – Joel Freedman, Regional Innovation & Design Lead, Satellite Applications Catapult 

10:50-11:25 – Break-Out Sessions around key themes 

11:25-11:30 – Wrap-up 

11:30-12:00 – Optional Networking session



Click here to register for this event.

Satellite Applications Catapult
+44 (0)1235 567999
We help organisations make use of, and benefit from, satellite technologies, and bring together multi-disciplinary teams to generate ideas and solutions in an open innovation environment.

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