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Affordable Space

The CEOI-ST will be holding a Challenge Workshop on “Affordable Space” on Thursday 16th October in Bristol.  The workshop will explore the technology needs and cost drivers for EO missions in the context of recognising the range of ESA and national missions that can be enabled by reducing cost.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 09:52
Space Technology Showcase

The Centre for EO Instrumentation and Space Technology (CEOI-ST) is hosting its Fourth Biennial Technology Showcase on Thursday 13th November 2014 in London. Participation is free and you can register for the event here.


The Showcase will feature the practical outcomes of many years of research, discussing the installations, hardware, software, and results of very different types of Sensor and Instrument Technologies. The Showcase will also give a view of the future by reviewing new research programmes. There will be opportunities for attendees to see hardware and software, and to meet the teams.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 08:07
CEOI 8th EO Technology Call

The Centre for EO Instrumentation and Space Technology (CEOI-ST) announces the release of the Eighth CEOI Call for Earth Observation Technology, Instrument and Mission Concept Development Proposals. The total budget available for the Call is up to £3M, with additional PV funds required from industrial bidders. Proposals are due for submission by noon on 19th September 2014 (revised date, see Announcement 1).

Clarification-1 added 31st July 2014;

Announcement-1 re. revised closing date for proposals, added 4th September 2014.

Revised Finance Sheet added 15th September 2014;

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 19:57
Technology articles

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:

Future Challenges for EO Instruments in New Remote Sensing Applications This article reports on a recent industry consultation workshop which examined progress with the miniaturisation of remote sensing instruments, which is converging with the increasing payload capabilities of the rapidly emerging commercial UAV market, enabling a whole new range of applications and services.

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. 


NSTP-2 Call for Space Technology Proposals

On behalf of the UK Space Agency, the Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation and Space Technology is pleased to announce the 2nd NSTP Space Technology Call for Technology Fast Track and Pathfinder projects (revised closing date 2nd October 2014 at noon), and a new opportunity to bid for Grants for Exploratory Ideas (closed on 27th August 2014 at noon). The total budget available for projects to be funded through this Call is £3M.

Announcement 1 re. revised closing date for Technology Fast Track and Pathfinder projects, added 28th August 2014.

Revised Finance Sheet added 15th September 2014 (Version 1.9p)


Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 20:49
New EO Technology Projects

The CEOI-ST has funded 16 new projects following the 7th EO Technology Call, and the projects are now underway.  Summaries of the project objectives are available here.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014 16:25
Emerging Technologies Challenge Workshop 2014


The 3rd Emerging Technologies Challenge Workshop was held over the 2 day period 30th April to 1st May 2014 at College Court, Leicester  ( Presentations from the Workshop and the workshop report are available for download.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 10:45
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