Space History Conference

The British Interplanetary Society Space History Conference at Charterhouse will have a varied programme reflecting on Space Exploration, Launcher technology, Space Science, the Development of commercial Spacebased technology, Space Policy and Space-based Astronomy. Dates: Thursday 24th July to Saturday 26th July 2014 Location: Charterhouse Download the Conference Brochure

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Land Cover Workshop

25th – 26th June 2014 Centre for Landscape and Climate Research Centre University of Leicester Land cover and land use are fundamental underpinning information layers for a broad range of terrestrial environmental applications from local to global scales. They are important to conservation, impact assessment, spatial planning to climate modelling. From the beginning of remote [...]

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GeoConnexion UK Interviews BARSC Chairman, Alistair Maclenan

Is British industry grasping the opportunities at home and abroad that present themselves in this golden age of remote sensing? To explore this question, industry magazine Geo:Connexion interviewed Alistair Maclenan, chair of the British Association of Remote Sensing Companies (BARSC)
 Read the interview (“Opportunity Knocks”) on the Geo:Connexion (UK) website or download the article from [...]

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NPL: Uncertainties for Earth Observation Training Course

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is running a two day training course at their offices in Teddington to teach uncertainty analysis for earth observation measurements. The course will concentrate on the calibration and characterisation of remote sensing radiometric instruments in both pre-flight satellite instruments and for ground validation instrumentation. For more information about the course [...]

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BCS Awards 2014

One of the aims of the British Cartographic Society is to encourage better mapping by providing medals and prizes to individuals or companies who have shown excellence in this field. Entries for the 2014 BCS Awards are now open; closing date is 30th April. The awards cover a wide range of cartographic outputs, so if [...]

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GEO Appathon 2014

Unleashing the Power of Earth Observation Data The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Appathon is a global App development competition open to any non-commercial individual, team or entity (students, scientists and developers) with a passion for unleashing the power of Earth Observations (EO) to allow us all to make smarter decisions about the planet. The [...]

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EO Emerging Technology Challenge Workshop

The Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation will be holding the first EO Emerging Technology Challenge Workshop under the new banner of CEOI-ST. The meeting will be held on 30th April 2014 – 1st May 2014 at College Court, the University of Leicester with an informal dinner in the evening of the first day. The workshop [...]

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EO Mission Advisory Group

Applications are hereby invited for membership of a UK EO Mission Advisory Group (EOMAG), with a role to peer review potential EO projects (missions, instruments and technologies). The Group will support work being carried out for the UK Space Agency by the Centre for EO Instrumentation and Space Technology in assessing potential bilateral mission opportunities. [...]

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CEOS WGISS 2013 Report

BARSC Executive Member, Wyn Cudlip reports from two meetings of the CEOS Working Group on Information Systems and Services (WGISS) held in 2013. Read the report here: CEOS WGISS Report for 2013

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Catapult calls for In-Orbit Demonstration technologies

The Satellite Applications Catapult, an independent technology and innovation company, is inviting the submission of technology ideas and concepts for demonstration in space. This is part of a feasibility study to develop an up-to-date and comprehensive inventory of potential technologies for In-Orbit Demonstration (IOD). The study, commissioned by the Technology Strategy Board, involves the Catapult [...]

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JOINING BARSC

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About BARSC

The British Association of Remote Sensing Companies (BARSC) was established in 1985, and represents the interests of all those involved in remote sensing activities, from major companies to SMEs and independent consultants. The Association Objectives are:
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To conserve, promote and protect the interests of, and encourage co-operation between, all UK companies, partnerships and individuals offering and undertaking consulting and contracting services in the field of remote sensing.
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To ensure that the interests of the Members of the Association are fully represented in all national, international and government committees which may exist and exert influence on the spheres of interest of Members.
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To liaise with Government departments, academic institutions and other similar bodies when undertaking contractual remote sensing activities in the operation of the professional and commercial services provided by Members.
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To encourage international funding and executing Agencies or organisations instigating remote sensing projects overseas to co-operate with BARSC and its Members.
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To provide a forum for representations to government and other appropriate bodies in connection with overseas trade visits and exhibitions.
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Do all such other things as may be conducive to the attainment of the above objectives