Historic Environment Scotland kick off European Space Agency project

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The Engine Shed

Forthside Way

Stirling

FK8 1QZ

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Historic Environment Scotland (HES) kick off ESA Business Applications project to address challenges faced in managing / maintaining assets affected by coastal erosion, ground movement and climate change.


This exciting project will launch on Friday 28 June at the Engine Shed in Stirling, which is Scotland's dedicated conservation centre (https://www.engineshed.scot/) and we are thrilled to invite you to attend and learn about the background to the project, the importance of space to the Scottish and UK economy and what the project aims to achieve.

Speakers will cover the challenges faced in managing and maintaining historically important assets including an update on Dynamic Coast - Scotland's Coastal Change Assessment project (http://dynamiccoast.com/) and overview of technologies that are currently being used and how satellite capability may assist.

An overview of the Engine Shed and importance of educational / school curriculum / showcase aspects will also be provided.

The workshop will also provide an overview of the satellite and space market and why it is important to the Scottish and UK economy. Speakers from representatives of the Scottish Government and Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (SoXSA), The Bayes Centre, University of Edinburgh and the European Space Agency will provide an update on what is going on in this important sector.

The proposed project will build upon the capability, which has been developed by Remote Monitoring specialist, Moniteye (www.moniteye.co.uk), who have recently completed a part funded ESA project to develop a proprietary set of algorithms and workflow processes to measure terrain movement using InSAR data from the Sentinel satellite. A capability has been developed to provide ground movement type categorisation, hotspot identification, outlier detection and archive of movement across urban environment(s) and this will be further developed to address technical challenges associated with the coastline and remote islands. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Skara Brae on the Orkney Islands will be used as one of the proposed case studies

This launch event is co-organised in partnership with HES, Moniteye and ESA and it would be great if you are able to attend and contribute to the launch of this exciting and important heritage project

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9:30 - Registration and Coffee

09:50 - Event Starts with Welcome Address from Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism, External Affairs and Europe

13:30 - Event Finishes and Lunch is served

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Forthside Way

Stirling

FK8 1QZ

United Kingdom

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