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BARSC Hosts Japanese Earth Observation Delegation

The BARSC Committee recently hosted a visit from a Japanese delegation of officials led by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and which also included representatives from Japan Space Systems, Japan EO-Satellite Service Ltd. and the PASCO Corporation.

During the friendly meeting, the BARSC members were given a fascinating insight into Japanese space activity and provided with an update regarding the latest developments in earth observation satellites.

There was a specific focus on the ASNARO EO missions. ASNARO-1 (a very high resolution optical mission) was launched in 2014 and ASNARO-2 (a very high resolution, less than 1m, X-band SAR mission) is due to be launched in 2017.

In reply, Dr Lavender (Chair of BARSC) presented the activities of BARSC and each attending BARSC member company gave an overview of their skills and commercial offerings; the BARSC members present included CGG NPA, CGI, Earthi, GeoSeren, Pixalytics and Telespazio Vega UK.

Thanks was extened to Telespazio Vega UK for providing the use of their offices in London as a location for the visit.

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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:
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.
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.
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.
To encourage international funding and executing Agencies or organisations instigating remote sensing projects overseas to co-operate with BARSC and its Members.
To provide a forum for representations to government and other appropriate bodies in connection with overseas trade visits and exhibitions.
Do all such other things as may be conducive to the attainment of the above objectives