Conference Agenda

Overview and details of the sessions of this conference. Please select a date or location to show only sessions at that day or location. Please select a single session for detailed view (with abstracts and downloads if available).

 
 
Session Overview
Date: Tuesday, 06/Sept/2022
8:00am
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5:00pm
REGISTRATION 6th
Location: NSC Reception
9:00am
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9:30am
Opening Session: Welcome to the UK National Earth Observation Conference 2022
Location: Planetarium
Chair: Kay Barbara Smith
Chair: John Joseph Remedios
09:00-09:05 Welcome from Organising Committee. Dr Kay Smith (Chair of RSPSoc/British Geological Survey)
09:05-09:10 Housekeeping
09:10-09:30 Welcome and talk: David Wilkinson (National Space Centre National Space Academy) "The National Space Centre"
This session is also available via livestream in Discovery - Shuttle Suite
9:30am
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10:30am
KEYNOTE and PLENARY 1
Location: Planetarium
09:30-09:50 Keynote: Professor Richard Ambrosi (Executive Director of Space Park Leicester) "Space Park Leicester and the Space Sustainability Initiative"
09:50-10:10 Plenary 1a: Dr Anna Hogg (University of Leeds/Chair of the SPAN-EO working group) "SPAN and UK Earth Observation"
10:10-10:30 Plenary 1b: Professor John Remedios (Director of National Centre for Earth Observation) "Upcoming science challenges in Earth Observation"
This session is also available via livestream in Discovery - Shuttle Suite
10:30am
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11:00am
REFRESHMENTS 6th AM
Location: Boosters & Soyuz Lounge
11:00am
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12:00pm
Session 1A: Multispectral and hyperspectral UAV applications in EO – experiences, applications and suitability
Location: Discovery - Shuttle Suite
Chair: Jack Gillespie
Chair: Robbie M Ramsay
Sponsored by MDPI
Session 1B: Trace gases in the troposphere and stratosphere from satellite (1)
Location: Planetarium
Chair: Jeremy Harrison
Chair: Martyn Chipperfield
Sponsored by MDPI
Session 1C: Extreme event observation: techniques and applications
Location: Atlantis - Shuttle Suite
Chair: Kay Barbara Smith
Chair: Meredith Williams
Sponsored by Taylor & Francis
Session 1D: Python for Earth Observation and Climate Sciences (1)
Location: POD
Chair: Cristina Ruiz Villena
Chair: Robert Parker
Sponsored by Taylor & Francis
 
12:00pm
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1:30pm
LUNCH 6th
Location: Boosters & Soyuz Lounge
1:30pm
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2:30pm
Session 2A: Fusion of Satellite Data and Models for Understanding Environmental Change
Location: Discovery - Shuttle Suite
Chair: Richard James Pope
Chair: Ranjini Swaminathan
Sponsored by MDPI
Session 2B: Trace gases in the troposphere and stratosphere from satellite (2)
Location: Planetarium
Chair: Jeremy Harrison
Chair: Martyn Chipperfield
Sponsored by MDPI
Session 2C: EO of vegetation phenology across scales: from plant to planet
Location: Atlantis - Shuttle Suite
Chair: Jadu Dash
Chair: Peter M. Atkinson
Sponsored by MDPI
Session 2D: Python for Earth Observation and Climate Sciences (2)
Location: POD
Chair: Cristina Ruiz Villena
Chair: Robert Parker
Sponsored by Taylor & Francis
Session 2P: Data Assimilation: applications and theory
Location: Endeavour - Shuttle Suite
Chair: Jozef Skakala
Chair: Alison Fowler
Sponsored by MDPI
2:30pm
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3:00pm
REFRESHMENTS 6th PM
Location: Boosters & Soyuz Lounge
3:00pm
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5:00pm
Session 3A: The Business of EO
Location: Abbey Room - Space Park Leicester
Chair: Dan Wicks
Chair: Luca Budello
Sponsored by Taylor & Francis
Session 3B: Climate data, services and Net-Zero actions
Location: Planetarium
Chair: Ross Ian Maidment
Chair: Krupa Nanda Kumar
Sponsored by MDPI
Session 3C: Coastal Risk Management: Assessing and Increasing the Use and Value of Earth Observations - Great Britain use case studies
Location: Atlantis - Shuttle Suite
Chair: John Rees
Chair: Craig Jacobs
Sponsored by MDPI
Session 3D: People and Pixels: EO’s role in monitoring and evaluating the socioeconomic SDGs
Location: Endeavour - Shuttle Suite
Chair: Gary R. Watmough
Chair: Doreen Boyd
Sponsored by Taylor & Francis
Session 3P: Advances in the validation of satellite-derived terrestrial datasets
Location: Discovery - Shuttle Suite
Chair: Jasdeep Singh Anand
Chair: Jadu Dash
Sponsored by MDPI
5:00pm
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7:00pm
POSTERS 6th (and Drinks): Supported by the Catapult Space Commercialisation Engine
Location: John Eggleston Suite
Drinks are available from 17:00 in the Boosters

Date: Wednesday, 07/Sept/2022
8:00am
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5:00pm
REGISTRATION 7th
Location: NSC Reception
9:00am
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10:00am
Session 4A: SAR for vegetation monitoring
Location: Discovery - Shuttle Suite
Chair: Vahid Akbari
Chair: Armando Marino
Sponsored by MDPI
Session 4B: Earth Observation Education
Location: Endeavour - Shuttle Suite
Chair: Fleur Visser
Chair: Gail Rebecca Millin-Chalabi
Sponsored by Taylor & Francis
Session 4C: Retrieval of cloud to habitat properties from space: techniques and applications
Location: Atlantis - Shuttle Suite
Chair: Kay Barbara Smith
Chair: Meredith Williams
Sponsored by Taylor & Francis
Session 4P: Towards the Development of Environmental Digital Twins
Location: Planetarium
Chair: Robert Parker
Chair: Ian Pilling
Sponsored by MDPI
 
10:00am
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10:15am
LOGISTICS BREAK
10:15am
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11:00am
KEYNOTE 2
Location: Planetarium
Chair: John Joseph Remedios
10:15-10:20 Introduction from Prof. John Remedios
10:20-10:40 Mark Drinkwater (ESA) "ESA Earth Observation Programmes: Progress, Achievements and Future Plans"
10:40-11:00 Hannah Keen (BEIS) "Staying at the forefront of EO"
This session is also available via livestream in Discovery - Shuttle Suite
11:00am
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11:30am
POSTERS 7th (1)
Location: John Eggleston Suite
REFRESHMENTS 7th AM
Location: Boosters & Soyuz Lounge
 
11:30am
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12:30pm
PLENARY 2
Location: Planetarium
11:30-11:45 Casey Ryan (University of Edinburgh) "Pixelising complexity: land systems, sustainability and EO"
11:45-12:00 Heiko Balzter (University of Leicester/NCEO) "Earth Observation of Deforestation in Support of SDG 15 (Life on Land)"
12:00-12:15 Shubha Sathyendranath (PML/NCEO) "Earth observations for serving the Sustainable Development Goals related to aquatic systems"
12:15-12:30 Discussion and Q&A
This session is also available via livestream in Discovery - Shuttle Suite
12:30pm
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2:00pm
LUNCH 7th
Location: Boosters & Soyuz Lounge
Market Engagement Session: Earth Observation Instrumentation Programme (Management Contract)
Location: Discovery - Shuttle Suite
With the current CEOI contract coming to an end in mid-December, we will shortly hold an open competition to deliver the next iteration of the UKSA’s Earth Observation Instrumentation Programme. We have arranged this market engagement session as we are keen to speak with potential suppliers, to help shape the requirement to best deliver value for money and achieve programme objectives.
POSTERS 7th (2)
Location: John Eggleston Suite
   
1:00pm
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1:45pm
RSPSoc AGM 2022
Location: Atlantis - Shuttle Suite
Chair: Kay Barbara Smith
This session is for members of RSPSoc only.
2:00pm
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3:15pm
SENSE Workshop (1)
Location: Conference Room - Space Park Leicester
It’s all about the Penguins: Planning EO Outreach Activities for Children & Young People
Session 5A: Measuring forest biomass and exploiting this knowledge in carbon cycle and climate models (1)
Location: Atlantis - Shuttle Suite
Chair: Shaun Quegan
Chair: Pedro Rodriguez-Veiga
Sponsored by MDPI
Session 5B: Advances in Artificial Intelligence for Earth Observation
Location: Discovery - Shuttle Suite
Chair: David Moffat
Sponsored by MDPI
Session 5C: Complex environmental monitoring with EO and In-situ sensor fusion
Location: Endeavour - Shuttle Suite
Chair: Josh Redmond
Chair: Liam Jordan Berrisford
Sponsored by MDPI
Session 5P: New Developments in Upstream Technology (1)
Location: Planetarium
Chair: Jane Gray Hurley
Chair: Christopher Niall Thomas
Sponsored by MDPI
3:15pm
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3:45pm
REFRESHMENTS 7th PM
Location: Boosters & Soyuz Lounge
3:45pm
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5:15pm
SENSE Workshop (2)
Location: Conference Room - Space Park Leicester
It’s all about the Penguins: Planning EO Outreach Activities for Children & Young People
Session 6A: Measuring forest biomass and exploiting this knowledge in carbon cycle and climate models (2)
Location: Atlantis - Shuttle Suite
Chair: Shaun Quegan
Chair: Pedro Rodriguez-Veiga
Sponsored by Taylor & Francis
Session 6B: High cadence EO: Viewing landscape processes through a different lens
Location: Endeavour - Shuttle Suite
Chair: Geoff Smith
Sponsored by MDPI
Session 6C: Emergency Management and Disaster Risk Reduction
Location: Discovery - Shuttle Suite
Chair: Richard Teeuw
Chair: Matt Foote
Sponsored by MDPI
Session 6P: New Developments in Upstream Technology (2)
Location: Planetarium
Chair: Jane Gray Hurley
Chair: Josh Vande Hey
Sponsored by Taylor & Francis
5:15pm
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7:00pm
POSTERS 7th (3): Supported by Wiley
Location: John Eggleston Suite
7:00pm
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9:00pm
SOCIAL EVENT: DRINKS, CANAPES & GALLERIES
19:00 RSPSoc Awards Ceremony & Tower opens
19:30 Canapés Served & Bar opens
19:45 "The power of planetariums as a science visualisation and communication tool" Paul Mowbray (Director NSC Creative)
20:00 Planetarium Show 1: "We Are Guardians". Shop also closes at this time
20:35 Planetarium Show 2: "We Are Guardians". Bar also closes at this time

Date: Thursday, 08/Sept/2022
8:00am
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1:00pm
REGISTRATION 8th
Location: NSC Reception
9:00am
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10:00am
KEYNOTE 3
Location: Planetarium
09:00-09:45 Paul Palmer (University of Edinburgh/NCEO Science Director): "Where did you come from, where did you go? New insights into the fast global carbon cycle based on a decade of satellite observations of CO2 and methane"
09:45-10:00 Q&A
This session is also available via livestream in Discovery - Shuttle Suite
10:00am
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11:00am
Session 7A: Understanding energy, water and carbon exchanges in the Earth system: current progress and new directions (1)
Location: Conference Room - Space Park Leicester
Chair: Richard Bantges
Chair: Helen Brindley
Sponsored by MDPI
Session 7B: Emerging Earth Observations capabilities for developing metrics and indicators to monitor environmental policy (1)
Location: Planetarium
Chair: Melanie Hutchinson
Chair: Beth Cole
Sponsored by Taylor & Francis
Session 7C: Ground and Aircraft based Measurements in Support of Earth Observation Science (1)
Location: Discovery - Shuttle Suite
Chair: Robbie M Ramsay
Chair: Neil Humpage
Sponsored by MDPI
Session 7P: Ocean Remote Sensing (1)
Location: Atlantis - Shuttle Suite
Chair: Giuseppe Foti
Chair: Fatma Jebri
Sponsored by MDPI
 
11:00am
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11:30am
REFRESHMENTS 8th AM
Location: Boosters & Soyuz Lounge
11:30am
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1:00pm
Session 8A: Understanding energy, water and carbon exchanges in the Earth system: current progress and new directions (2)
Location: Conference Room - Space Park Leicester
Chair: Helen Brindley
Chair: Richard Bantges
Sponsored by Taylor & Francis
Session 8B: Emerging Earth Observations capabilities for developing metrics and indicators to monitor environmental policy (2)
Location: Planetarium
Chair: Melanie Hutchinson
Chair: Keith Tokeley
Sponsored by Taylor & Francis
Session 8C: Ground and Aircraft based Measurements in Support of Earth Observation Science (2)
Location: Discovery - Shuttle Suite
Chair: Robbie M Ramsay
Sponsored by Taylor & Francis
Session 8D: Leveraging Earth Observation data for vector-borne disease surveillance and control
Location: Endeavour - Shuttle Suite
Chair: Andy Hardy
Chair: Kimberly Fornace
Sponsored by Taylor & Francis
Session 8P: Ocean Remote Sensing (2)
Location: Atlantis - Shuttle Suite
Chair: Giuseppe Foti
Chair: Fatma Jebri
Sponsored by Taylor & Francis
1:00pm
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2:30pm
LUNCH 8th
Location: Boosters & Soyuz Lounge
POSTERS 8th
Location: John Eggleston Suite
 
2:30pm
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3:30pm
PLENARY 3: The Future of EO (Technology and Applications)
Location: Planetarium
Chair: Chris Brownsword
14:30-14:45 Josep Rosello & Steven George (European Space Agency, The Netherlands) "The Future of EO Technology and Applications in ESA"
14:45-15:00 Jan-Peter Muller (University College London, UK) "ESA EE10 Harmony-TIR: automated retrieval of cloud height motion for unravelling the complexities of the ocean-atmosphere interface"
15:00-15:15 Lisa Haskell (Airbus, UK) "Introducing Vision-1 to the ESA Third Party Missions Programme: An introduction to Vision-1 VHR data and potential applications, including Opti-SAR with NovaSAR Analysis Ready Data (ARD)"
15:15-15:30 Q&A
This session is also available via livestream in Discovery - Shuttle Suite