Blockbusters from Space? – Giving life to an image by Mr Xu Teo (27 June 2018)

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 7pm – 8.30pm
British Interplanetary Society, London SW8 1SZ

Blockbusters from Space? – Giving life to an image

Earth-i launched its first prototype satellite in January this year.  Mr. Xu Teo, Client Services at Earth-I, will be touching on Earth-i’s exciting plans to launch further satellites, again built by Surrey Satellite Technology, into the Vivid-i Constellation – the world’s first satellite constellation that will deliver near real-time Ultra High Definition, full colour video and still images from space.  This is in addition to the 3 other satellite constellations with which Earth-i is already working.

High-tech “spaceborne cameras” aside, he will also be talking about how being an ecologist in this industry has given him the unique ability to “look beyond the pixels” and how it has given new meaning to the term Earth Observation. Earth Observation is a growing industry as new technology emerges and ‘New Space’ companies enter the market. The vast amount of data that is now available means we can see the world in a way that has never been seen before.

Xu Teo joined Earth-i in 2015 as a key member of the dynamic Client Services team. His role is hugely diverse, with each day providing new data, projects and challenges including management of client and partner relationships, project delivery, and handling image processing and analysis, amongst many other responsibilities.

He obtained a BSc(Hons) in Ecological Science (Environmental Science) from the University of Edinburgh, and subsequently extended his background in ecology in the direction of Earth Observation, undertaking an MSc in Earth Observation & Geoinformation Management, also at Edinburgh.

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