This year, for the first time, the RSPSoc, NERC NCEO and CEOI-ST communities will be brought together in one large, exciting conference focused around the European Commission and ESA’s Copernicus programme.rspsoc2015

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Earth Observation in the Sentinel Era’. This year will be a remarkable year in Earth observation history as two of the Sentinel satellites (2 and 3), part of the Copernicus programme, are planned for launch.

The RSPSoc, NCEO and CEOI-ST annual conference is timely in relation to the Copernicus programme and Sentinel series of satellites, allowing the international EO community to learn more about the opportunities, data and products from the Sentinels, demonstrate exciting application ideas, and share recent advances in methods to process and analyse these datasets. These are exciting developments in a year which marks the 50th Anniversary of NERC, and where the increasing role of EO within environmental science is to be celebrated.

There is an exciting social programme which includes an ice breaker event at the Ageas Bowl cricket stadium (with an event for early career researchers), an evening cruise with buffet around the Southampton Solent and an annual conference dinner at the De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel.

For more information visit the RSPSoc, NCEO and CEOI-ST Joint Annual Conference 2015 conference website.