GeoCom Conference 2022 – Sustainability in a Changing World
GeoCom is the largest independent event in the UK GI calendar, created by the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) for the geospatial community. With an incredible line-up of speakers, sponsors and exhibitors, delegates can look forward to talks and panel sessions with industry experts from both the public and private sectors, dedicated networking sessions and exhibitor stands from household names and nonprofits in GI.
This year’s conference, held at the Royal Geographical Society, London on 11 October will look at how organisations are using geographic information to address sustainability in a world that is constantly changing and reacting to challenges and threats, such as climate change, extreme weather events and livelihood crises.
GeoCom Mainstage Speakers
- Yana Gevorgyan, Secretariat Director, Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
- James Cranswick, Director of Space, Drone & Geospatial Services, Deloitte
- Dr Henry Odbert, Science Manager, Meteorological Office
- Professor Christopher A-L. Jackson, Director of Sustainable Geoscience, Jacobs
- James Hemingway, Non-domestic Buildings Analyst, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
- More to be announced…
We will also hear from a panel of new and growing geospatial businesses, chaired by Isabelle Chatel de Brancion, Business and Innovation lead at Geovation, in addition to representatives from the AGI.
Follow the AGI on Linkedin and Twitter to access the agenda and further announcements as they are released.
Exhibitors & Sponsors
Between plenaries, delegates can visit sponsored exhibitor stands throughout the event, including some of the biggest names in the UK geospatial industry.
Get your tickets here, we look forward to seeing you!
Sisters of SAR – Summary of activity – July 2022
Building a more diverse, inclusive, open and welcoming geospatial industry is all about giving a voice to a more diverse group of geospatial experts and it’s a pleasure to showcase SistersofSAR and the all the awesome work they do!
If you are wondering about Sisters of SAR and what they do, then please check out this introductory article on “Sisters of SAR: vision and mission“.
Here’s what Sisters of SAR have been up to this past month i.e. July 2022.
- SAR Facts on Mondays
- Training info on Tuesday
- Diversity highlights on Wednesday
- Pictures on Thursday
- SAR stars
🌞#SAR_Fact Monday! ⁉️The #Sentinel1 imaging modes can be operated for a maximum of 25 min per orbit. For the remaining time, the instrument operates over the open ocean in the Wave mode, providing images of 20×20 km at 100 km along the orbit at a low data rate. #TheMoreYouKnow
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 25, 2022
🌞#SAR_Fact Monday! ⁉️The radar backscatter over the ocean surface is caused by wind-generated short waves that are of approximately the same wavelength as the radar wavelength! Read more about #SAR & #oceans at https://t.co/yRgAqBavUQ #TheMoreYouKnow #EOChat 🌊🌊🛰️
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 18, 2022
🌞#SAR_FACT Monday! ⁉️The radar return is a complex interaction of the transmitted signal & the surface. The signal is characterized by the radar frequency, polarization & viewing geometry & the surface has roughness, dielectric properties & composition of the material. #EOChat
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 11, 2022
🌞#SAR_Fact Monday ⁉️ #SweepSAR will be a mode on #NISAR that will provide wide area coverage & fine spatial resolution at the same time! ⬇️Check it out! #TheMoreYouKnow #EOChat https://t.co/5Hgji1tmDM pic.twitter.com/LCmmBVcb55
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 4, 2022
🎓#TrainingTuesday! Abstract submission for #AGU2022 is closing August 3rd! Don't forget to get your abstract submission in! https://t.co/9pkNTjwdZs @theAGU
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 26, 2022
🎓#TrainingTuesday! ⬇️Going on this week in hybrid format in K.L.🇲🇾 #IGARSS2022! Check out https://t.co/2Hf3R00EEB for all the fantastic #SAR talks & tag us to amplify your talk! #TheMoreYouKnow #EOChat
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 19, 2022
🎓#TrainingTuesday! Going on this week #43rdCanadianSymposiumOnRemoteSensing in Quebec City, PQ 🇨🇦! ⬇️Check out this hybrid format conference online or in person! https://t.co/XmQTM3tKYm Lots of #SAR talks including a #keynote by ⭐️#SAR_STAR @heathermcnairn today at 11:30am!
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 12, 2022
🎓#TrainingTuesday! 3-hour tutorial session on-line from #APSAR2021 on "SAR Image Signal Processing & Applications" given by Prof. Tetuko Sri Sumantyo of @Chiba_Univ_PR! ➡️ Check it out https://t.co/YvovCgghzl #TheMoreYouKnow #EOChat
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 5, 2022
#DiversityDay Wednesday’s were:
🗺️#DiversityDay! Look at @CDNWomenSTEM who's "goal is to contribute to the design & development of a national strategy for equity, diversity & inclusion in Canada. Their network is representative of female & women Canadian scientists from across the STEM spectrum." 🇨🇦#EOchat
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 27, 2022
🗺️#DiversityDay! Today we highlight @stemdiv which is "the STEM Diversity Office aims to shape students science identity by providing hands-on research experience, professional development, and a community of peers." ⬇️Check them out! https://t.co/qJN9Y36Y7w #Diversity #EOChat
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 20, 2022
🗺️#DiversityDay! Today we uplift the @diversity_netwk who are "uniting business & industry around diversity, equality & inclusion through articles, events & insights from industry professionals on the front line of change" 👋https://t.co/FnpHmZelRk #DiversityandInclusion #EOChat
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 13, 2022
🗺️#DiversityDay! Today we highlight @Science_inColor who "provides an inclusive community for underrepresented minorities at all levels of scientific involvement" 👀Check them out today! #inclusion #DiversityandInclusion #WomeninScience #WomeninSTEM
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 6, 2022
🖼️#PictureDay! #SARisArt #SARisbeautiful Stunning #COSMOSkymed imagery over #Laos🇱🇦 #GoldenAgeofSAR https://t.co/CNgDFrWE45
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 7, 2022
#SAR_STARs & #SoSFacts were:
🦸♀️Today we are tweeting an #SOSFact in lieu of our regular ⭐️#SAR_STAR feature! ⁉️DYK that to manage our weekly tweets the #SoS organizing team collects 🌞#SAR_facts, 🎓#SAR resources, other 🗺️#DEIJ initiatives & potential ⭐️#SAR_Stars months in advance? #TheMoreYouKnow #EOChat
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 8, 2022
1/ 6⭐️#SAR_STAR Friday! @donini_elena is a #postdoc researcher @FBK_research interested in analysis of subsurface radar sounder data for Earth observation (mostly the cryosphere) & planetary exploration! 🪐🛰️👋Give her a follow & ⬇️read on! #EOChat #WomeninSTEM pic.twitter.com/8nGAc6TaxB
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 15, 2022
(1/4)⭐️#SAR_Star! We feature @byekkehkhany, an applied #remotesensing scientist at @FiniteCarbon & PhD candidate at @UCalgary. She has a MSc & BSc in #geomatics engineering from @UnivOfTehran! Give her a follow! #WomeninRemoteSensing #WomeninSAR #WomeninSTEM pic.twitter.com/boYIWZwjZm
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 1, 2022
Additionally, @ladiesoflandsat & @SistersofSAR met in Munich for an informal chat along the Isar.
What a beautiful day to meet the wonderful @Go__pika’s family! It’s beautiful to see our #earthobservation network going beyond professional relationships! @Go__pika is the ⭐️🛰with a huge and beautiful ❤️@LadiesOfLandsat meeting @SistersofSAR pic.twitter.com/IjjR9Av3b7
— Flávia Mendes I PhD 🛰🌳🇩🇪🇧🇷 (@flasmendes) July 24, 2022