RE-SAT workshop is a success
The latest news on RE-SAT – our renewable energy planning tool project with the UN Development Programme, Government of Seychelles and the UK Space Agency IPP programme – is that Seychelles stakeholders have had a hands-on experience during a workshop. The IEA project team held the workshop this week (July 10-14) outlining progress on the proof-of-concept demonstrator that combines EO data and ground observations to support renewable energy planning in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Read more about RE-SAT on our Projects page.
IEA chosen to join UN showcase
The IEA’s innovative renewable energy project – RE-SAT – was selected to feature in the UN’s Public Service Forum 2017 in The Hague on Friday, June 23. Our success in using satellite and environmental data to develop a proof-of-concept energy planning tool is supporting the Government of Seychelles in transitioning to renewable energy. The IEA technical team return to Seychelles in July to meet with the Energy Minister and stakeholder CEOs. More on RE-SAT on our Projects page.
IEA Mooc is in production
Interviews are in the can for our free online course ‘Big Data for the Environment’, due to run later this year. It will be delivered through well-known Mooc (massive open online course) platform Future Learn. Read our blog on filming on our News page.
Space Oscar for IEA colleague
Congratulations to our colleague Kathie Bowden, the UK National Space Skills and Career Development Manager, based within the IEA at University of Reading, who won an ‘Arthur’ – the space industry Oscar – presented by Major Tim Peake tonight (Wednesday, May 31), for Space Achievement in education and outreach at the space sector’s showcase event in Manchester, the UK Space Conference. The Sir Arthur Clarke Centenary Awards are organised by the British Interplanetary Society.
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