Europlanet Earth Observation Industry Workshop

Observing Earth, observing planets

Europlanet Space Science and Earth Observation industry/academia workshop

How can Earth Observation industry technology and techniques be transferred to planetary science, and vice versa?

Europlanet, an EU H2020 funded research infrastructure coordinating planetary science research across Europe, will be the primary sponsor of an industry/academia workshop to be hosted at the Higgs Centre for Innovation, an incubation facility for companies working in space and satellite and related areas at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh. 

The aim of the workshop is to bring together different audiences:

  • EO industry (satellite / aircraft / drone technology, sensor technology, EO data processing, etc.)
  • Academics in EO areas
  • Academics / space agency / industry working in planetary science exploration missions (Mars community, Juno/JUICE, Bepi, EnVision, small bodies missions…)

The 3-days workshop will be split into two major themes, essentially ‘software/data’ and ‘hardware’. The former includes research on data processing, dealing with large data sets, different geospatial data approaches, etc., while the latter will focus on technologies used in sensors and in small platforms in both EO and planetary science missions. Additionally, there will be representatives of relevant agencies (e.g. ESA) invited to discuss business development opportunities relevant to these themes.

The meeting will mix academic presentations in relevant areas with opportunities for industry to demonstrate their products and services, built around a significant amount of time for networking and interchange of ideas between the closely related but traditionally separate fields of EO and planetary science.

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Workshop details:

  • Dates: 8-10 July, 2020
  • Location: Higgs Centre for Innovation, Royal Observatory Edinburgh, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Participants: 50-80