Evening Talk: Putting the EO into gEOlogical applications

Charlotte Bishop, GRSG & Kongsberg Satellite Services KSAT

29th October 2020, 18:30

Join GRSG Chair, Charlotte Bishop for a fascinating exploration of how EO (Earth Observation) technology has been used in support of geological applications, since the launch of the Landsat-1 satellite in 1972.

That launch brought with it the chance to safely observe and map remote areas whilst also providing insight and context to better prepare for more detailed survey and field work, thereby improving decision making and de-risking further activities.

Since the 1970s, EO technology has improved dramatically and satellite technology can now provide an insight and perspective that is fully complementary to the necessary follow up work at any stage of pre-FEED/FEED, upstream/downstream oil and gas or reconnaissance and prospecting in mining.

Different satellites can bring value to different parts of a project lifecyle and this presentation will explore the capabilities of EO technology in support of geological applications, where we have come from and where it is going whilst also discussing how, using case examples, satellite imagery can play a key, cost efficient, role at whatever stage of the lifecycle your interest lies.

EO is only one part of the answer but access to it is likely easier than you think.

Charlotte Bishop is a specialist in remote sensing with over 15 years’ experience of working in a range of market sectors including Oil & Gas, Mining, engineering and Environmental applications. She works as a Project Manager for Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT), based in Tromsø, Norway, and is also the Chairman of the Geological Remote Sensing Group (GRSG), a specialist scientific group of the Geological Society and the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society.