New UK Space Agency

The New UK Space Agenct was launched yesterday. An attempt to centralise the growing UK space industry the agency will be based at new centre the International Space Innovation Centre (ISIC) at Harwell, Oxfordshire. Here you read the offical press release. The centre opens its doors on the 1st April.


RSPSoc / IEOS Annual Conference 31st August to 3rd September 2010 in Cork


Visualising the Earth: From the Sea-bed to the Cloud-tops
Joint conference of the UK RSPSoc and IEOS to be held in Cork from September 1st to 3rd 2010.

The Local Organising Committee would like to invite you to submit a paper to, and attend the joint UK Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc) / IEOS conference to be held in Cork in September this year. This represents the largest gathering of experts in Earth Observation, Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry ever to be held in Ireland, with approximately 300 international delegates expected. Additionally there will be an exhibition of international representatives from the EO/RS industry demonstrating their latest products and services; there will also be a programme of rolling tutorials in ERDAS Imagine and ENVI.

The conference, entitled ‘Visualising the Earth: From the Sea-bed to the Cloud-tops’ will commence on Tuesday August 31st with an afternoon of workshops and social activities, followed by the official opening reception in the Aula Maxima at UCC. The following three days will comprise parallel oral sessions to be held at UCC, with a day of marine and coastal presentations and demonstrations at the National Maritime College of Ireland; a poster session with wine reception; a social event at the Glucksman Art Gallery on the UCC campus; the conference dinner and ceili at the Clarion Hotel in Cork City Centre; as well as the exhibition and software tutorials.

Please consider submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation on one of the thematic areas listed in the attached call for papers. Text only abstracts of up to 300 words may be submitted through the online portal at the website from 8th March 2010, with abstracts due by 2nd April 2010. Further information is available on the website

Please print and display this call for papers, and forward this email to any other interested parties.

Key dates for your diaries:

8th March 2010: abstract submission portal opens at

29th March 2010: registration portal opens

April 2nd 2010: abstracts due

May 7th 2010: abstract acceptance notification

July 2nd 2010: deadline for submission of full papers

August 31st 2010: conference opens

If you have any questions please email or view the

first call for papers RSPSoc2010

A new DEM for Ireland- OPW takes delivery

Whilst this is old news to the community, Intermap have issued a press release regarding the OPW taking delivery of its high resolution DEM product for the whole country. The fact that this sort of information is now available outside of the OSI can only be a good thing, as it may stimmulate both innovation, the wider seopspatial applications industry in Ireland, the production of datasets the user wants and maybe helps focus minds on the concept of a public service wide licence model for this sort of geospatial dataset.

Phenology 2010

Here you will find a call for a conference to be held in the summer in TCD. The broad range of subjects in phenology also include a specific call with regards to phenology, climate change and remote sensing. These are active themes for research in UCC and Teagasc and will be of interest I’m sure to the wider RS community