UK National Earth Observation Conference



Birmingham University


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04/09/2018 -


07/09/2018 -

The NCEO, CEOI and RSPSoc are hosting the UK National Earth Observation Conference from 4-7 September at Birmingham University, with the topic “Earth Observation into the future”. The aim is to deliver a conference which attracts a significant gathering of the UK EO and photogrammetry community across research, government and industry. We have involved these communities in planning the content of the conference, and designed sessions to encompass all aspects of Earth Observation – science, technology, and applications.

The abstract submission portal is now open! If you would like to submit, please do so through the event website by clicking here.

Our Involvement:

Our Senior Earth Observation Specialist, Terri, will be chairing the following plenary session:

The Future of Downstream EO

The Earth Observation industry is advancing at a rapid rate. Technological advancement in recent years have seen an explosion in the use of EO through the development of downstream applications – largely due the democratisation of EO data through open access that was previously unprecedented – resulting in the commercialisation of EO based services.

This influx of data has a led to mass innovation in the industry, opening doors to EO data for exploitation by non-expert users. This big data movement has resulted in the requirement to find faster, cost-effective ways to analyse EO imagery at scale – the data is acquired faster than we can process it, leading to the rise of innovative techniques such as machine learning, provision of analysis-ready data (ARD) and the adoption of cloud-based technologies capable of handling the enormous amounts of data currently being generated. Critically, it has been widely recognised that insights gathered using geospatial data are fundamental to delivering the Sustainable Development Agenda, putting EO technology in the spotlight like never before.

What does the future hold for the downstream application of Earth Observation? This session will bring together innovation leaders from all areas of the EO community who are tackling this issue first hand.

Further Information:

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