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BARSC Welcomes the Satellite Applications Catapult as New Member

The British Association of Remote Sensing Companies is delighted to announce that the Satellite Applications Catapult has taken advantage of the new Observer Membership class and joined the Association. From their offices on the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire, the Satellite Applications Catapult works to create and accelerate economic growth in the UK through the application […]

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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 […]

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Your Country Needs You!

The Government is developing a new strategy to implement the principles set out in the 2015 National Space Policy. The four principles in the National Space Policy are that Government: 1. Recognises that space is of strategic importance to the UK because of the value that space programmes deliver back to public services, national security, […]

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What is the economic value of satellite Imagery?

EARSC and The Green Land investigated the benefits brought by the use of satellite imagery to monitor gas pipelines at affordable costs in the Netherlands. Between €15.2m and €18.3m of economic benefit could be made each year in the whole country thanks to this application. Indeed, subsidence can cause gas and water pipelines to break […]

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BARSCuddle Agenda Confirmed

Wednesday 28th October 2015 15.00 – 17.30 The Geological Society Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD The objective of the BARSCuddle is to enable BARSC members to come together and better understand the business ambitions of all the other members with a view to exploring opportunities of fostering future collaborative working between member companies. Please […]

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Satellite Radar Images Bring Economic Value

Between €24m and €116m per annum of economic value generated thanks to the use of satellite radar images EARSC has published a case report entitled: ‘Copernicus Sentinels’ Products Economic Value: A Case Study of Winter Navigation in the Baltic’. The report details the economic value generated by the use of satellite imagery in supporting winter […]

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BARSC Supports GeoDATA 2014

Press Release: The British Association of Remote Sensing Companies (BARSC) is delighted to announce their support for the forthcoming GeoDATA 2014 London Showcase event to be held in London this December. For many years, the GeoDATA seminar series – hosted by GeoAware and held in cities all across the UK, Ireland and continental Europe – […]

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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)
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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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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