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Space Hub Yorkshire presents the UK SAR Workshop.

SAR – Synthetic Aperture Radar – is an active imaging process with applications to environment, civil and defence sectors. SAR sensors can be hosted on satellites, drones or in-situ and have the ability to ‘see through clouds’, meaning that SAR imagery of the Earth can be constructed when optical imagery cannot, e.g. when it’s cloudy or at night.

With the new National Space Strategy and Defence Space Strategy, there is a big need for the UK to develop its SAR capability as we seek to expand both our civil and defence use of Space data. The UK has world-renowned expertise in SAR, and this workshop is particularly timely because of the status of the UK involvement in Copernicus and the potential failure of ESA SAR satellite Sentinel-1b.

Space Hub Yorkshire are hosting a one-day UK SAR Workshop on Monday 11th April to stimulate discussions across the academic, commercial, civil, and defence communities. This will be held at Nexus, University of Leeds, with the option to join virtually.

This is a great opportunity to bring the whole UK community together, organised by a committee of multiple national stakeholders leading on SAR.

Organising committee:

  • Anna Hogg, University of Leeds
  • Cristian Rossi, Satellite Applications Catapult
  • David Blacknell, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
  • Harshbir Sangha, UK Space Agency (UKSA)
  • Harv Smyth, Ministry of Defence (MoD)
  • Jonathan Hicks, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (DEFRA)
  • Robert Elliott, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
  • Ruth Amey, University of Leeds
  • Tim Wright, University of Leeds

See below for the latest timetable:

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