Stephen Coulson, head of the industry section in ESA’s directorate of Earth Observation Programs in ESRIN, will be this year’s speaker at the annual BARSC lunch.

Members of the British Association of Remote Sensing Companies who attended previous annual lunches have been able to take advantage of a great opportunity to network with other members as well as staff from key space agencies. Again this year’s lunch will take place in the private Beaufort Room at the Bluebird Restaurant on London’s Kings Road. This year’s lunch will take place on Thursday 29th September 2011; members are invited to arrive at midday for drinks with the lunch planned to start at 1.00pm.

Stephen’s after lunch talk will undoubtedly prove to be extremely interesting and will provide a valuable opportunity for members to hear directly from ESA’s champion for the development of earth observation applications and services in industry. This will be particularly timely with ESA ministerial and corresponding UK funding decisions being made in the near future.