New Technologies Workshop

New Technologies Workshop

10:00 – 16:00, 27 Sep 2017

Room 201 Skempton Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ

Advanced remote sensing techniques – InSAR, LIDAR, hyperspectral imaging – are merging with new tools – portable, vehicle mounted, UAVs, hybrid air vehicles – to create powerful new technologies for site investigation, hazard monitoring and asset management.

This workshop features introductions to these technologies from leading developers in industry and academia, showcases the experience of users, and an opportunity for discussion.

These technologies have the potential to impact all areas of Civil Engineering and beyond, from site surveying, to long term monitoring of power lines, forests and landslides.

This workshop is aimed at informing the widest possible audience and all are welcome to attend any part of the meeting or all of it, including the open discussion that concludes the day.

Talks will be 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions, with lengthy discussions deferred to the final hour.

The workshop will be hosted in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London, South Kensington.


  • 9:45 Arrival and Welcome – Richard Ghail, Imperial College London
  • 10:00 Advanced Imaging Techniques
    • SqueeSAR – Alessandro Ferretti, TRE ALTAMiRA
    • Hyperspectral Imaging – Philippa Mason, Imperial College London
    • Biomass – Sam Doody, Airbus Defence and Space
  • 11:00 Refreshments
  • 11:30 Technology Development
    • Airlander – Chris Daniels, Hybrid Air Vehicles Limited
    • SAR on a Hexacopter – Sam Doody, Airbus Defence and Space
    • Portable InSAR – Armando Marino, The Open University
  • 12:30 Light Lunch – sponsored by TRE ALTAMIRA
  • 13:30 Real world users
    • Radar for Monitoring without InSAR – Richard Ghail, Imperial College London
    • Remote Surveying of Highways – Andrew Merritt, Highways England/AECOM
    • Surveying London – Christine Bischoff, Imperial College London
  • 14:30 Refreshments
  • 15:00 Discussion
  • 16:00 Conclusions and close