GEO Business – the UK’s largest geospatial gathering – has launched its programme in the lead up to the 2022 event, taking place from 18-19 May at ExCeL London.
Visitors can browse over 100 hours of carefully curated content, addressing pressing issues for geospatial, from sustainability and innovation to data management and the future of the profession.
Here are some programme highlights to look forward to at this year’s show.
GIS & Data Hub (sponsored by Esri UK)
Satellite data is high on the agenda with Earth-i CEO Charles Davis scheduled to present A new age of satellite data & AI. He will explain how technologies can be integrated in the real world to answer complex questions.
Additionally, Nick Trigg, Business Innovation Manager for Satellite Applications Catapult, will unpack the power of Earth Observation imagery data in How satellite imagery data can help grow your non-space business.
In The NUAR data model – A common approach to modelling underground asset data, Amy Manefield, Head of Data Operations – NUAR for the Geospatial Commission, will share how buried infrastructure data from over 50 utilities and Local Authorities is being extracted, transformed and loaded onto the National Underground Asset Register.
Also, InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) users are invited to join Dr Jennifer Scoular, InSAR Application Engineer for SkyGeo, for Practical applications of InSAR for geotechnical engineers.
GEO Innovation Stage (sponsored by Senceive)
Attendees should not miss Reducing risk to subsea infrastructure with data science, led by Geollect Ltd data scientists Dr Adam Symington and Dr Anna Ledwoch. This deep dive will explain how geospatial data science, satellite imagery analysis, vessel tracking, near real-time alerting, and machine learning can prevent costly damage.
Taking inspiration from tech start-ups, Noemi Roecklinger, Geospatial Data Analyst for Arup, will present Age of agile: Lessons learnt from working lean, to explain how “agile methodology” can bring benefits to geospatial projects. For those seeking a challenging new career, Lieutenant Colonel Drew Craig will demonstrate the Royal Engineers’ geospatial expertise in British Army GEOspatial – What on Earth?
In Urban digital twin for situation awareness, a case study at the Port of Tyne, Newcastle University researcher Mingyu Zhu will showcase the digital twin of Port of Tyne co-created by the EPSRC Geospatial Centre for Doctoral Training at Newcastle University, the University of Nottingham, and the MOD Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.
Environment & Sustainability Stage
At the Environment & Sustainability Stage, visitors are invited to journey through the environmental policy landscape with Chris Williams, Geospatial Lead for British Geological Survey in How “Geo” will support us in facing the climate challenge: Supporting resilience and adaptation.
Continuing this theme, Donna Lyndsay (Innovation Lead) and Dan Hirst (Data Scientist) from Ordnance Survey will present Geospatial and the sustainability challenge, using the real-world examples of the Peatlands Observatory demonstrated at COP26 and the UK Space Agency heat data project.
With a firm eye on conservation, Jerome Jones, Head of Data Science and Engineering for Satellite Applications Catapult, will offer insights into ForestMind: Actionable insight for a sustainable forest-commodity future, the commercial entity battling deforestation.
GIS users are invited to join Alice Goudie, Senior Location Intelligence Analyst for Emu Analytics, for Unliveable Cities – Using GIS to explore climate change and the wet bulb temperature phenomenon. The session will shine a light on how GIS can be employed to identify where life is at risk from heat and humidity.
Future of the Profession Theatre
The Association of Geographic Information (AGI) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) will take to the stage following two years of collaboration to present Aligning competencies – Cross sector collaboration to support geospatial professionals.
Plus, CICES President, Andrew Evans, will host Transforming the civil engineering surveyor in which he will assert why civil engineering surveyors must lead the way in digital transformation, better data management and sustainable growth in the construction industry.
To address industry skills shortage, Alex McKee, Outreach Officer for Newcastle University, will speak alongside geospatial marketer Elaine Ball in Inspiring the next generation of geospatial experts. Together they will present the work of Get Kids into Survey and Geospatial UK, as well as Newcastle University research on the recruitment of geospatial professionals.
These are only a handful of sessions at GEO Business this year.
Check out the full programme.
Register to attend GEO Business 2022
GEO Business will return to ExCeL London from 18-19 May 2022.
Register here for your free trade ticket.
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