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Satellite Applications for Animal Welfare Management

22nd January - 10.00-11.30am

Tackling the welfare of all creatures.

Space technology is rapidly transforming the welfare of animals. The location, behaviour and health of household pets, farm animals and wildlife on land sea and air can today all be tagged, tracked and monitored remotely using a combination of sensors, satellite positioning and ubiquitous communications networks. In recent years the cost of deploying small, so-called ‘new-space’ satellites has plummeted, while the availability of very high-quality, often free-to-access, Earth observational (EO) images and data continues to accelerate. This provides new opportunities to gather and eventually automate sophisticated, near real-time data on the welfare of all living species and habitats from a planetary level down to an individual field and creature.

The Enterprise M3 region encompasses West Surrey and much of Hampshire and is home to a rapidly emerging Animal Health sector, including the Pirbright Institute and the University of Surrey’s School of Veterinary Medicine. The region also supports a vibrant Space sector, with 180 space organisations employing over 3,000 people generating £9.7bn in turnover, supplemented with academic expertise in the development, launch and deployment of small satellites and the skills to analyse and interpret the vast amount of information they gather about our planet.

This event represents the first of its kind in bringing together these key sectors to showcase some of their latest developments and to explore opportunities for collaboration. It is expected that innovation in both sectors of our economy will benefit from deeper cross-sector linkages, and thus we look forward to welcoming delegates from innovative SMEs and larger, established companies, as well as government and academia.

To register for the event where you will hear speakers from Earth-i, The Pirbright Institute, University of Surrey, Alcis Geo, Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), Agri-EPI Centre, Mantle Labs, Lacuna Space, Animal and Plant Health Agency, click on the button opposite.


Victoria May-Chamberlain
Team Administrator
Vicky is a great multi-tasker who is working in the Centre of Excellence to oversee the operations and events, coordinate with our stakeholders and engage in planning as required.