A40 Lecture Theatre, Sir Clive Granger Building, University of Nottingham
Tuesday, 10th July 2012
10am to 4.30pm.

CEOI is delighted to invite you to their forthcoming workshop, organised in conjunction with RSPSoc and the Earth Observation Technology Cluster.

The final programme for the day is described below.

Aims of the Workshop

The challenge workshop will explore the technology and instrumentation challenges for Earth Observation from Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAVs) and CubeSats.

There are a number of small and large UAV systems now on the market and recently been a growth in interest in use of CubeSats for EO. Both platforms require compact instruments but there has not been a commensurate development in such instrumentation.

The workshop’s goal is to bring together EO scientists and instrumentation developers to investigate opportunities for 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.

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 ‘Science Challenges for UAVS, CubeSats and HAPS’, Dr. Brian Kerridge (RAL).

12.20pm ‘EO instrumentation for CubeSats’, Dr. Ross Burgon (Open University).

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 (cg38@le.ac.uk) if you wish to register, expressing any special requirements.