The Centre for EO Instrumentation, in conjunction with RSPSoc & the EO Technology Cluster, will be holding a workshop at the University of Nottingham that will explore the ‘Challenges for EO Instrumentation for UAVs and CubeSats’.

The Challenge Workshop will explore the technology and instrumentation challenges for Earth Observation from Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAVS). There are a number of small and large UAV systems now on the market yet there has not been a commensurate development in instrumentation. The workshop’s goal is to bring together EO scientists and instrumentation developers to look at instrumentation and payload development for science and commercial uses. The Challenge Workshop format includes presentations by leading researchers/technologists and discussion sessions to allow all attendees to contribute.

Tuesday, 10th July 2012

10.00am Registration and Coffee/Tea.

10.30am “Welcome”, Prof. Mick Johnson (Director of CEOI) and Prof. Danny Donoghue (University of Durham/RSPSoc/Earth Observation Technology Cluster Theme Leader).
10.40am “Introduction to aims of the day”, Prof. Paul Monks (CEOI/University of Leicester).
10.50am ‘Instrumentation and Challenges for UAVs’, Prof. Alistair Lewis (University of York/NERC Theme Leader for Technology).
11.20am ‘Challenges for EO Instrumentation for UAVs and CubeSats’, Dr. Craig Underwood (Surrey Space Centre).
11.50am Details coming soon.
12.20pm Details coming soon.
12.50pm General discussion.

1.00-2.00pm Lunch.

2.00-4.00pm Breakout group discussions: you are cordially invited to bring 1-2 slides along (on paper or laptop) to highlight capability and interest.
4.00-4.30pm Summary and Plenary.

Please contact Chris Goddard ( if you wish to register, expressing any special requirements.