Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
21 - 24 September 2020

Optical science technologies for advanced security and defence systems

SPIE Security + Defence 2020 takes place in Edinburgh

SPIE Security + Defence - The event for engineers, scientists, programme managers and policy makers for the latest developments in sensing, data and signal analysis, optronics, quantum science, optical technologies, and funding programmes.

Co-located with SPIE Remote Sensing

Call for Papers opens 
January 2020

Abstracts due
1 April 2020

2019 Event Highlights
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View the conference topics from 2019

Where advances in sensing, data and signal analysis are shared.

View the 2019 Programme PDF

Conference Topics:

Target and Background Signatures
Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures
High Power Lasers: Technology and Systems, Platforms, Effects
Emerging Technologies
Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology
Optical Materials and Biomaterials in Security and Defence Systems Technology
Counterterrorism, Crime Fighting, Forensics, and Surveillance Technologies
Quantum Technologies and Quantum Information Science
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for Micro- and Nanosystems in Security and Defence
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Defence Applications

See who presented at the 2019 conference

The 2019 Joint Plenaries.

Alberto Moreira

Alberto Moreira 
Director, Microwaves and Radar Institute
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Wessling, Germany 

The Future of Spaceborne Radar Remote Sensing 

Read the SPIE News article, 'Action Item: Earth!'  An interview with Dr. Moreira. 

Colonel D. Brent Morris

Colonel D. Brent Morris  
USAF European Office of Aerospace Research and Development
United Kingdom

The U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research: opportunities for international collaboration


Alberto Moreira

Emmanuel Kling    
SAFRAN Electronics & Defense 

French industry perspective on current and future developments in optronics

See courses offered at the 2019 conference

Joe Shaw, Instructor

Joe Shaw, Instructor
Montana State University

Introduction to Optical Remote Sensing Systems 
Introduction to LIDAR for Autonomous Vehicles

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