The University of Oxford & Satellite Applications Catapult celebrate 5 year partnership

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The University of Oxford and the Satellite Applications Catapult celebrated their successful 5-year partnership at the Oxford Innovation Society dinner on March 21st.

Dr Neil Bowles and Dr Steve Reece, of the Physics and Engineering departments at the University of Oxford respectively, described how working with the Catapult is enabling the commercialisation of a new small satellite infra-red instrument. The application of machine learning to satellite earth observation data has led to new solutions in disaster management, oil spill attribution and deforestation monitoring.

Lucy Edge, Chief Operating Office at the Satellite Applications Catapult highlighted the major opportunities for the UK space sector with the development of regional manufacturing and launch facilities.

Dr Simon Jackman, Senior Innovation Fellow working between the Catapult and the Industrial Research Partnerships team at the University highlighted that the partnership had contributed to a wide range of activities at the University. These include a Satellites 101 for students and a quantum computing hackathon, both of which are aiming to start a new area of engagement between space companies, agencies and researchers.

For more information please contact Dr Simon Jackman in the Industrial Research Partnerships team at simon.jackman@mpls.ox.ac.uk