Organization: Satellite Applications Catapult
- Anoop Pandey: Geospatial Information Specialist, Satellite Applications Catapult
- Joana Kamenova: Space Innovation Facilitator, Satellite Applications Catapult
- Dr Elena Lobo: Senior Space Innovation Facilitator, Satellite Applications Catapult
Date: Tuesday, May 15th, 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Satellite-enabled solutions and services, underpin day-to-day technology, such as position navigation and timing, mobile and internet communications and monitoring of Earth processes, including weather, oceans and land.
This event will focus on exploring the integration of satellite and geospatial solutions into risk assessments particularly for geological hazards.
Key objectives include creating a common understanding and bridging the gap between satellite applications experts and the global community of disaster risk practitioners, in order to optimise activities in preparedness, mitigation, monitoring and response.
This will help better address the increasing challenge from natural disasters and climate change.
The session will bring together the full-stakeholder community: technical experts, public sector, international organisation and academia and allow us to help define potential opportunities for improvement, cross-sector collaboration and next steps
- Development Seed
- University of Portsmouth
- Satellite Applications Catapult
- UK Met Office
- Agencia Espacial Mexicana
- Servicio Geológico Mexicano
Contact: Anoop Pandey: Anoop.firstname.lastname@example.org
Session Lead Biographies:
Anoop is a Geospatial Information Specialist at the Satellite Applications Catapult. He has a background in Earth Sciences and Petroleum Geosciences. Having spent 5 years in the oil exploration business he is now applying his skills in the satellite and geospatial technology arenas. Anoop’s primary focus is developing satellite and geospatial solutions that can play a key role in disaster risk and hazard assessments and bridge the gap between the development sector and the space sector. Please get in touch with Anoop if you would like to discuss all things geo and sustainable development.
Dr Elena Lobo – Elena.Lobo@sa.catapult.org.uk
Elena Lobo is a senior Space Innovation Facilitator at Satellite Applications Catapult and leads the area of application of satellite technologies for Sustainable Development.
In recent years Elena worked at UK SME, where she undertook responsibilities as the UK Executive Secretariat for the ‘International Charter Space and Major Disasters’ and supported a multi-country collaboration of satellites for natural resource and disaster monitoring, called the Disaster Monitoring Constellation (of satellites). Elena has a background in geospatial and remote sensing applications, with a focus on development, disaster risk management and conservation and has worked in academia, NGOs and industry.
Elena is originally from Spain but has lived in a few countries over the last decade, including, Ecuador, US, Costa Rica and Panama.
Joana Kamenova – Joana.Kamenova@sa.catapult.org.uk
Joana Kamenova is a Space Innovation Facilitator at the Satellite Applications Catapult, where she leads on stakeholder engagement with the Department for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs as well as activities on land administration and management. Previously, Joana worked at a UK cross-party forum producing senior-level impartial events on public policy issues relevant to the business and finance communities in the UK. Joana’s background is in International Relations and political science and she has worked in a think tank, university research institute and government. Joana is originally from Bulgaria.