University of Nottingham
BGS, British Geological Survey, Environmental Science Centre, Keyworth, NG12 5GG, Nottingham
Wednesday 11th May 2016 (09:30-15:00)

Email address:


  • Steve Fuller 0115 82 32335
  • Suchith Anand 0115 82 32337
Registration URL

2 Boldly Grow! Space Solutions for Precision Farming


The East Midlands Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence (EMBRACE) invites you to a free one-day workshop to explore how geospatial technologies are transforming the farming industry.  Delegates will be able to:

  • learn what is being done to increase yields at less cost to the environment
  • share their experience through open question sessions
  • develop new contacts through networking
  • promote their organisation in the free exhibition area

The workshop will be of value to anyone involved in the food and farming industry or who is concerned about rural matters, such as:

  • land owners
  • policy makers
  • representative bodies
  • researchers
  • crop development companies
  • food and drink companies
  • environmental organisations
  • equipment manufacturers.

Programme for the day

9:30 - 10:00    Registration & Tea/Coffee
10:00 - 10:15  Welcome & Introduction to EMBRACE - Paul Bhatia (GRACE)
10:10 - 10:50  Keynote GODAN - 'Presenting GODAN – Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition’ - Martin Parr (GODAN)**
10:50 - 11:10  Remote sensing for crop type identification and precision - Toby Waine ( Cranfield University)  
11:10 - 11:30  Soil Informatics at BGS - Russell Lawley (BGS)
11:30 - 11:50  UAV support for Agronomists - James Bradbury-Willis (Ariel Photography Pros)
11:50 - 12:00  Panel Q & A

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch & Exhibitions

13:00 - 13:20  Remote sensing of vegetation properties using hyper spectral and radar satellites - Kevin Tansey (UoL)
13:20 - 13:40  AgriGIS using GRASP platform and ideas for H2020 joint proposals - Didier Leibovici & Roberto Santos (UoN)
13:40 - 14:00  GODAN Open Data Challenge - How you can get involved - GODAN
14:00 - 14:30  Ideas for joint collaborations/plans for applying for Funding calls (Steve Fuller to lead  this session)
14:30 - 15:00 Summary and Future actions
15:00 Close


**We are pleased to announce keynote from Martin Parr  (GODAN Programme Manager & CABI Head of Open Data) on ‘Presenting GODAN – Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition’? GODAN is about to launch an Open Data Challenge across its network and there will also be opportunity to discuss ideas with GODAN colleagues.

Please note: There will be opportunities to arrange meetings with other delegates and register your interests in future collaborative work.


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