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SENSE Industry Symposium 2022

“From geospatial data to actionable information for societal impact” 

Wednesday 16th November 2022 

9am – 5pm

Edinburgh Climate Change Institute (ECCI), Edinburgh EH1 1LZ  

The SENSE Centre for Doctoral Training and would like to invite you to a special event involving students, staff and partners of the centre.  During the day we will showcase some of the work that the SENSE students and partners have been doing and hear from organisations about how they are turning EO data into actionable information. In the afternoon we will focus on the future directions that EO will take and consider how industry, the third sector and Universities can collaborate to overcome challenges.  

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Lunch & refreshments will be provided  

Please note there is no charge to attend this event 

Spaces are limited so we kindly request companies limit their attendance to two individuals.  

Event Agenda 

8-9 Registration 
9-9:10 Welcome from Dr. Gary Watmough (SENSE Deputy Director)
9:10 – 9:30 Keynote current state of the art for satellite data in environmental science from Katherine Elsom, Airbus UK  
9:30- 10:30 Session 1: Satellite data in environmental science SENSE student & partner talks 
Calum Hoad
Learnings from high spatiotemporal resolution drone surveys over sub-Arctic alpine tundra
Samuel Bancroft
Assessing regenerative agricultural practises with remote sensing
Solomon White 
Generalisation of models and adaptability to accurately predict extreme events and challenges therein.
Penny Clarke
Whale, whale whale, what do we have here? Cetacean Strandings from Space
Samuel Fielding
The Alan Turing Institute Internship: Automatic litter detection
Jamie Izzard 
Monitoring glacier flow with High resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar
Max Lowe 
Constraining geothermal heat flow beneath the Antarctic ice sheet using gravity and magnetic data
Eilish O’Grady 
Deep Learning to better image deformation from space
Ashar Aslam
Your MCs for tonight: Maritime Continent, Meteorological Confusion and Modelling Convection
Philipp Barthelme
Conflict & Environment – Long-term impacts of the Vietnam War on the environment
Emily Dowd
Verifying UK Power Plant Methane Emissions with New GHGSat Measurements
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break  
 11:00 – 12:30   Session 2: Approaches to turn data into information Companies/Organisation talks on how they are taking EO data and producing actionable scientific outputs. Chaired by Alex Hutchison, Director of Data for Children with UNICEF
Alex Hutchison, Director of Data for Children with UNICEF
Dr Charlotte Marcinko Verisk Maplecroft
Dr Tom Ingleby SatSense
Sarah Cheesbrough Satellite Applications Catapult
Dr Sam Lavendar Pixalytics
Dr Clare Rumsey Omanos Analytics
Michal Michalski Scottish Government
Jameel Observatory
12:30 – 14:00  Lunch 
14:00 – 15:00 Session 3: What does industry need or will it need from future graduates?  
  Discussion focus on the challenges faced by organisations in terms of skills gaps, technology will need to be overcome (skill gaps, new technology requirements)  
15:00- 15.30 Coffee break  
15:30 – 16:30 Session 4: How can academia and industry work together to overcome the challenges 
  Discussion focus on what can be overcome easily? What needs longer strategic thinking?  
16:30 – 16:45 Closing statement from Prof. Kathy Whaler  (SENSE Co-Director)   
16:45 – 19:00 Drinks reception, posters.