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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Copernicus; Sentinels Serving Society and the Environment Conference

The Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union is pleased to announce the organisation of the Copernicus – Sentinels Serving Society and the Environment conference on 12 and 13 May 2014 in Athens. This conference will: a) provide public administrations and businesses with practical examples of geospatial solutions in sectors such as the [...]

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International Conference on Applied Science “Earth Remote Sensing Tools and Technologies in Science, Education and Business

Where: University of Mines, Saint Petersburg, Russia When: 10-11 April 2014 The main topics of the conference are: – Operational satellite monitoring solutions for scientific and industrial needs; – Satellite imagery for the subsoil use needs; – Modern means of remote sensing and GIS technology at universities To learn more, please visit: Conference Website

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eBook: Basics of Geological Remote Sensing

Christopher Legg, has shared his long experience of geological remote sensing in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Australia in a new eBook. The Basics of Geological Remote Sensing is a lavishly illustrated introduction to using remotely sensed imagery for geology and is available through: Amazon (Kindle) Barnes and Noble (Nook) Kobo The book covers [...]

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Space at the UK Cambridge Science Festival

Gaia lead investigator, string theory pioneer and Astronomer Royal headline talks on space Our Copernican demotion may have further to go, according to Lord Rees, Astronomer Royal. From the structure and history of our Galaxy and how it evolved to the existence of other universes, space-themed talks, showcasing the latest in astrophysics, feature heavily during [...]

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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