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Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
26 - 29 September 2016
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SPIE Security + Defence 2016 in Edinburgh

Register for SPIE Security + Defence 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

SPIE Security + Defence 2016—Interact with fellow engineers, scientists, programme managers and policy makers on the latest developments in sensing, data and signal analysis, quantum science, optical technologies, and funding programs. Co-located with SPIE Remote Sensing.

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Online registration for the Technical Conferences and the Exhibition 
Registration is available onsite.
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Programme Addendum  (PDF 433 kB)

2016 Abstracts  (PDF 2 MB)

ERS-ESD Hyperspectral Sensing Track  
(PDF 570 kB)

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Security + Defence Joint Plenary Presentions
Hear from these world-class speakers
Sir David N. Payne, Optoelectronics Research Centre, Univ. of Southampton, United Kingdom
Wim Bastiaanssen, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, France
Sir Peter Knight, Imperial College London and Quantum Metrology Institute, United Kingdom
Join us in Scotland, home to:
Major Defence companies: including Northrop Grumman, M Squared Lasers, Raytheon Systems Ltd, MB Aerospace Holdings, and Leonardo, to name a few.
The National Network of Quantum Technology - participants include the universities at Strathclyde, Heriot-Watt, and Edinburgh as well as the UK Quantum Technology Hub for sensing and imaging at Glasgow. 
Edinburgh, a beautiful and historic coastal setting.
The UK - known as a hub for the defence industry
Tap into the UK's 45 billion dollar defence budget.
The UK accounts for 17% of the global market share in aerospace industry revenues, second only to the US worldwide.
Scotland is home to 170+ companies in aerospace, defence and naval sectors.
The region offers access to a wide range of technologies including optoelectronics, lasers, micro-electronics, sensors, satellites, and energy systems.
2016 Conference Topics
Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism, Crime Fighting and Defence
Quantum Information Science and Technology
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures
High-Power Lasers: Technology and Systems
Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications
Optical Materials and Biomaterials in Security and Defence Systems Technology
Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology
Emerging Technologies
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing
Advanced Free-Space Optical Communication Techniques and Applications
Target and Background Signatures
Hyperspectral Sensing - with Virtual Programme Tracks throughout

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SPIE Security + Defence is co-located with SPIE Remote Sensing. Collaborate on topics of mutual interest with your peers at these premier events.

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