28 - 30 September 2021
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Explore new opportunities to collaborate with partners from other fields of activity. Hear the latest multidisciplinary research and applications in this international forum.

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The latest research

Hear the latest advances in the processing of big satellite data, presented alongside novel analytics, including those producing actionable sustainability intelligence. Take this opportunity to participate in an innovative conference and meet like-minded colleagues from academia, government and industry.

Join us in Glasgow

We face a series of unprecedented global challenges, especially climate change, that threaten to undermine our socio-economic well-being as well as our biodiverse ecosystems. Achieving sustainable development is the challenge of our age, as encapsulated in the Paris agreement in 2015. Global leaders agreed on 17 sustainable development goals and 169 associated targets to be met by 2030. To monitor these environmental targets effectively on a global scale requires major advances in satellite earth observation systems and associated data analytics.

This interdisciplinary meeting will highlight recently operational and forthcoming satellite systems providing new sensors supporting sustainability. Advances in the processing of big satellite data will be presented alongside novel analytics focused on delivering actionable sustainability intelligence. The meeting will also highlight advances in approaches to issues of sustainability in the building, launching, and operation of satellite themselves.

Conference chairs

Callum Norrie

Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

Kristina Tamane

Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

Mathew Williams

Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

Programme committee

Murray Collins

Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

Cooperating organisations


Knowledge Transfer Network

Photonics Leadership Group


Technology Scotland

Association of Industrial Laser Users

Future Photonics Hub


Visit Britain

Co-located meeting