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Emerging Technologies Challenge Workshop 2014


The 3rd Emerging Technologies Challenge Workshop will be held over the 2 day period 30th April to 1st May 2014 at College Court, Leicester  (; SatNav: LE2 3TQ).  The draft agenda is available here.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 14:14
EO Mission Advisory Group

Applications  for membership of a UK EO Mission Advisory Group (EOMAG) have closed.  The first meeting will take place on 15th April 2014.The EOMAG role is to peer review potential EO projects (missions, instruments and technologies) and to support work being carried out for the UK Space Agency by the Centre for EO Instrumentation and Space Technology in assessing potential bilateral mission opportunities.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 14:17
CEOI 7th EO Technology Call

The Centre for EO Instrumentation and Space Technology (CEOI-ST) announced the release of the Seventh CEOI Call for Earth Observation Technology, Instrument and Mission Concept Development Proposals in December 2013. The total budget available for the Call is £1.5M, with additional PV funds required from industrial bidders. Proposals were to due for submission by 4th February 2014.


The Call is now closed and email acknowledgements were sent in response to all bids received. Bids have been reviewed by an independent panel and bidders have been notified of the outcome.


Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 14:24
Latest News

The CEOI-ST has published a range of articles about the projects funded by the Centre.  Find out more about the technologies and their use in space and terrestrial applications:

 Bolometers for wild-fire monitoring   This article reviews the use of new bolometer technologies to detect wild-fires.

 On-board processing techniques   Read this article about a CEOI funded initiative to investigate the feasibility of generating real-time SAR images on-board the spacecraft.

 New concepts for remote sensing  CEOI is supporting the evaluation of a range of innovative new mission and instrument concepts that could transform our ability to understand what is happening to Planet Earth.

 Detecting explosive materials  This article describes use of a CEOI developed technology to provide unambiguous identification and quantification of the highly specific chemicals released by different explosives, with a rapid response time and which is eye-safe, compact, robust and cost effective.