Innovations in Remote Sensing Event – Wednesday 23rd January 2013
Issued by University of Leicester Press Office 21 January 2013
University of Leicester scientists are involved in a national event highlighting examples of how Space contributes to the UK economy
The contribution of the Space sector to the UK economy is over £9 billion a year. Security, Health and Environment are some of the areas to have benefited from space-derived spin-out technologies.
This Remote Sensing event has attracted a large number of leading UK organisations and aims to showcase technologies developed through the Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI). The day provides a great opportunity to catch up with the latest Earth observation (EO) instrumentation technologies, as well as highlighting potential areas for licensing, collaboration or supply.
The format for this one day event will include a schedule of formal presentations – outlining technology needs and collaborative opportunities for several of the CEOI projects. Another key feature will be the exhibition element, showcasing CEOI projects, which starts at lunch time.
Speakers on the day include Dr Roland Leigh from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University of Leicester. He will be giving a talk about ‘Remote sensing techniques for Urban Air Quality Monitoring.
Paul Monks, Professor of Physical Chemistry and CEOI Science Co–Director, also from the University of Leicester, will be giving a talk on the ‘Outline of Technology Challenges and Needs.’
The CEOI has a vision to develop and strengthen UK expertise and capabilities in EO instruments and works to position the UK to win leading roles in future international space programmes. The programme supports mainstream projects and smaller ‘seedcorn’ projects, both selected through Open Calls to the EO community.
However, although the technical drive has been to produce instruments for space, in many cases the resulting technologies have non-space applications. A number of sectors which could be potential beneficiaries of such technologies include healthcare, defence and security, analytical instrumentation, marine industries and environmental.
The event will take place at the NUT, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD (Kings Cross or Euston tube stations). It will start at 10.00 and is scheduled to finish at 16.00, with refreshments including lunch being provided
The event is oversubscribed but if you wish to join the waiting list, please email Jane Leeks at the address below.
For further information or questions, please contact:
Tel: +44 (0)1223-422416
Tel: +44 (0)1438 774421