Call for Abstracts IEOS2019

The IEOS conference for 2019 is hosted by ICHEC in Galway on the 5th and 6th December. The call for abstracts was recently announced.

The 300 word abstract is to be sent to by 22ns November. The focus this year is COPERNICUS DATA for Ireland, but all EO/RS research in Ireland will be considered.

See you there!




Map of wind exposed sites in Ireland

In a coincidence the new Teagasc  Map of the Month is map of sites topographically exposed to or sheltered from the wind. Its called a TOPEX map (in another odd link to EO and  wind) and the map can be seen here in full.

We will all have to be careful over the next couple of days with Lorenzo on the way as shelter is relative and the whole country will be affected regardless of topography.






European Researchers’ Night 2019


This years’ European Researchers’ Night was a great success all across Europe!

European Researchers’ Nights are public Europe-wide events dedicated to bringing researchers closer to the public. They showcase the diversity of research and highlight the impact of research on our daily lives. The aim is also to motivate young people to embark on research careers. The events promote how researchers contribute to our society by displaying their work in an interactive and engaging forum.

From 2018-2019, 55 projects have been implemented in 371 cities across Europe and beyond. During the 2018 Night, over 1.5 million of visitors attended!

In 2019, the events will take place on Friday, 27 September*.

This year’s call for proposals has closed.  The call for the 2020 edition of the European Researchers’ Night will be published on 8 October 2019; the deadline for applications will be 9 January 2020.


…as 1.5 million visitors did in 2018!

Learn how research is fighting cancer, stopping global warming, preventing hunger and drought, improving technology to assist disabled persons and tackling challenges for life in space.  Meet researchers and discover the fascinating work of science in a fun and interactive environment – with family, friends, your school or on your own. See the event closest to you on the interactive map below.

However, I cannot help not noticing that, unfortunately, after a brief enquiry among fellow researchers (a group of circa 70), I was surprised to know that the news did not spread enough, that few, if none, intended to go, knew about the event, or even what European Researchers’ Night is all about. Perhaps more efforts, especially at institutional level, should be made to promote this event.

Cork city will be the location for  ‘Cork Discovers – A World of Research’. The Cork Discovers event is part of European Researchers’ Night, which will run across 27 countries on the night of Friday, September 27. The event is a collaboration between University College Cork, Teagasc, Cork City Council and UCC Academy.

PROBE is Trinity’s contribution to European Researchers Night. European Researchers’ Nights are public events dedicated to bringing researchers and the public together, with events, talks, tours and demonstrations happening simultaneously across Europe.

Among the events, there has been also showcasing of remote sensing or photogrammetry applications or research: 

Have a look at the many tweets related to this years’ event, and the enthusiasm they transmit! Look for #EuropeanResearchersNight , #MSCAnight, on Twitter