Earth Observation Showcase – Emerging Applications Powered by Innovative Technologies



Satellite Applications Catapult
Fermi Ave
Harwell Campus
OX11 0QR


26/10/2017 - 10:00 am


26/10/2017 - 4:00 pm

The Satellite Applications Catapult and the Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI) will be hosting a joint technology showcase workshop aiming to foster links between cutting-edge Earth Observation (EO) instrumentation specialists and users of both the data and downstream applications coming from these technologies.

The workshop will focus on the changing 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 in EO technology including Copernicus, Earth Observation constellations enabled by small-satellites and EO data analysis trends.
  • Present emerging technologies and enabled applications
  • Foster knowledge-sharing, enabling the development of new market-facing EO technologies.


9:30 – 10:00 – Registration and Coffee

EO is Coming of Age

10:00 – 10:05 – Welcome from Satellite Applications Catapult – Dr. Richard Hilton, Satellite Applications Catapult

10:05 – 10:20 – Scene Setting – Prof. Mick Johnson, CEOI & Dr. Catherine Mealing Jones , UKSA

10:20 – 10:45 – Key Note Speech: EO Goes Mainstream – The Copernicus Programme (Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3) – Jolyon Martin & Pierre Potin, ESA

10:45 – 11:05 – Key Note Speech: Small Satellite Commerical Constellations – A Changing Paradigm for EO – Owen Hawkins, Earth-i

11:05 – 11:30 – Coffee, Networking, Table Top Displays & Poster Panels

Upstream – EO Technologies of the Future

11:30 – 11:50 – EO and Remote Sensing – Next Generation Technologies – Prof. Mick Johnson, CEOI

11:50 – 12:40 – Technology Elevator Pitches
Prof. Martin Booth – University of Oxford
Steve Greenland – Craft Prospect Ltd.
Kyle Palmer – Airbus DS Ltd.
Charles Cranstoun – SSTL
Yvonne Munro – Airbus DS Ltd.
Neil Humpage – University of Leicester
Damien Weidmann – STFC RAL Space
Martin Townend – TAS UK Ltd.

12:40 – 13:00 – EO and Remote Sensing Technologies – Non-Space Applications – Dr. Andy Bennett, KTN

13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch, Networking, 1:1 Meetings & Poster Panels

EO Technology Posters
THZ Earth Observation (The LOCUS Mission) – Daniel Gerber/Brian Moyna, STFC RAL Space
Novel CMOS Image Sensor with High Quality 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 Frequency 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 Zephyr S – Yvonne Munro, Airbus DS Ltd.
The Compact Infrared Imager and Radiometer – CubeSat based – Neil Bowles, University of Oxford

Downstream – EO is Transforming

14:00 – 14:20 – EO Applications and Downstream Technology Landscape – Tom Jones, Satellite Applications Catapult

14:20 – 14:50 – VAS SME Elevator Pitches
Alberto Garbayo – UV-SAT
William Ray – Spottit
Charlotte Bishop – Terrabotix
Milena Napiorkowska – Deimos
Richard Flemmings – TCarta Marine

14:50 – 15:10 – Future Market Requirements and SGP – Sean McCarthy, Satellite Applications Catapult


15:10 – 15:25 – Showcase Summary and Open Discussion – Prof. Paul Monks, University of Leicester

15:25 – 16:00 – Tour of Satellite Applications Catapult, Networking, 1:1 Meetings & Poster Boards

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