Location: Finmeccanica, 8-10 Great George Street, London SW1P 3AE
Date: Thursday 9th May 2013
AGM Start: 1pm
Workshop Start: 2pm

You are invited to attend two BARSC Events which will be taking place on the same day:

BARSC Annual General Meeting

1pm, Thursday 9th May 2013

The BARSC AGM for 2013 will be held before the Workshop on Growth.
All members are encouraged to attend – please can you confirm your attendance or send your apologies by email to the Executive Secretary, Gareth Davies (secretary@barsc.org.uk).
If you are unable to attend, it would be useful if you can nominate a proxy who is attending, to help ensure the AGM is quorate.

Nominations for the following posts will be open prior to the AGM:
Chairman, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Executive Secretary.

In addition, new members of the Executive Committee are always welcome. Nominations are therefore requested and should be made by email, again to the Executive Secretary, as soon as possible.
The Executive Committee usually meets 5-6 times each year, generally in London or the South-East.
Further information about the duties and benefits of serving on the Executive Committee can be obtained from the Executive Secretary.

Workshop on Growth in the downstream Earth Observation sector

2pm, Thursday 9th May 2013

In conjunction with the Space Innovation and Growth Strategy (IGS) Restack team, BARSC has organised a workshop to examine the challenges the downstream Earth Observation sector faces in developing new commercial applications and services. This will also be an excellent forum to brainstorm ideas to stimulate growth.

If there are actions that BARSC members would like UK government or the UK Space Agency to take on, that would help break down barriers to growth for our sector, then this is an ideal opportunity to get our views heard and inserted in the IGS efforts.

The meeting will be attended by representatives of BIS and the UK Space Agency, including Elizabeth Seaman of the UK Space Agency who will provide an update on the National Space Applications Programme (NSAP) and how this will become an enabler for development of new applications and services that exploit space data.

To book your place at the Workshop please email alistair@quarry-one-eleven.com