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Café Sci (Zoom event) with Phil Mclachlan – The Eye in the Sky – 24th June 2021 at 7.30pm
June 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This month’s Café Scientifique event will be a simultaneous live/zoom event and takes place on Thursday 24th June at 7.30pm.
June’s presentation and talk is by Phil Mclachlan – The Eye in the Sky – How Satellite earth observation imagery is playing an increasingly valuable role in supporting everyday decisions.
- History of Satellite Earth Observation using both free and commercial data. Who uses it and who is beginning to exploit it (defence, weather, Ag, forestry and infrastructure)
- The electromagnetic spectrum and how we exploit it – optical, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and growing Electro-optic (EO) hyper-spectral capabilities.
- The growing number of platform sources of data – aircraft, drones, pseudo and Low Earth Orbit satellites. Processing and storage of data. Data fusion and the algorithms used.
- Turning data into valuable information services that can satisfy the demanding requirements of a wide variety of potential customers.
Special instructions for the live audience:
- If you are feeling poorly you should only participate by zoom
- Please sanitise on entry to the community centre and wear a mask inside except when sitting at your table (the same procedure as in a restaurant)
- There will be the usual raffle and bar and you may pay contactless if you wish. The first drink is free
- Contactless 100 Club payments (£10 per number) can be made on the night and the monthly draws will now begin in August. Details will be on display
- Live numbers are limited to 25 this month and there is still lots of space (see below for attendees so far)
- Zoom observers can still take part in the discussion and be seen and heard on the live screen
- In the event that any attendee reports COVID symptoms after the event I will initiate the track and trace procedure by email
- Feedback afterwards from both live and zoom participants would be appreciated
If you would like to attend, please contact Tim Coombe at: [email protected] for further details.