Have your say on the UK Space Agency Evaluation and forward look of Earth Observation instrumentation Development 2016 – 2030

The Evaluation

The CEOI-ST programme has been funded by the UK Space Agency to develop UK capabilities in future space instrumentation for Earth Observation (EO) through the teaming of scientists and industrialists since 2007.

UKSA are undertaking an evaluation of the outcomes over the last 8 years and want to discuss with a wide community the future direction of Earth Observation instrumentation in the UK.

This evaluation outcomes will be two fold to determine:

  1. What has been the impact of previous funding, requiring case studies to examine the science, social and financial benefits of CEOI programme.
  2. Where the UK industry and academia see EO instrumentation capability in 2030. For this we want to collect comprehensive information on what EO technical capabilities currently exist in the UK and to gather community views on which are the ones to focus on in the future.

    Recommendations shall be presented to UK Space Agency Executive Board early December 2015.

The Themes

There will be six technology themes around which the evaluation (evidence gathering and the workshop) will focus:

  1. IR detectors and systems
  2. UV/visible detectors and systems
  3. Lidar technologies and systems
  4. Active microwave technologies and systems
  5. Passive microwave technologies and systems
  6. Support technologies for sensing systems

Your Participation

This is an opportunity for UK industry and academia to inform the UK Space Agency’s future decision making process and your input will be valuable in helping to shape future funding of Earth Observation instrumentation capabilities in the UK.

Please complete the evaluation evidence in the Survey Monkey link provided below and indicate whether you would like to attend the workshop on the 12th & 13th November at Alexandra House, Wroughton. Please note that due to space constraints at the venue, there will be a limit on the number of people invited to attend, with no more than one or two from each organisation.

Complete your submission no later than 5pm Tuesday 27th October to provide us with your written input and to confirm your attendance. Ideally we would prefer a single response from each organisation.

Places at the workshop are free but as stated limited.

The event will start around 1pm on Thursday 12th and finish Friday afternoon. A more detailed agenda will be issued to the invitees at a later date.

Details for the venue can be found here: Alexandra House

We look forward to hearing your views which you can tell us here: Survey Monkey Form

Key contacts for questions on the evaluation / logistics etc. UK Space Agency:Charles McCausland and at the
CEOI Mick Johnson