Satellite Imagery for the Markets

Event Details

Date: 29th November 2017

Duration: 09:00 17:00

Location: Chandos House, London W1

Ticket Price: £495 + VAT Register

Equitywire is proud to present Satellite Imagery for the Markets, an exciting one day event for traders, investment managers, analysts and risk managers looking to use satellite imagery to enhance their decision-making. Featuring an impressive line-up of speakers. including geospatial professionals and academics, and covering a range of case studies from across the asset classes, this is the only UK event devoted to the application of satellite imagery for the financial markets.


08:30 – 09:00 Registration and welcome refreshments

09:00 – 09:45
Powering business intelligence with geospatial applications
Andy Wells, Sterling Geo

  • Harnessing geospatial data to provide knowledge and intelligence
  • Using browser and mobile applications for support of rapid decisions
  • Case studies from government, defence, risk and asset management

09:45 – 10:30
Case Study: Wheat commodity pricing signals
Dan Schnurr, Geospatial Insight

10:30 – 11:00 Refreshment break

11:00 – 11:45
Using satellite imagery to monitor economic activity
Markus Heynen, SpaceKnow

  • Bloomberg’s China Satellite Manufacturing Index (SMI)
  • What’s behind the index
  • Other analytics for monitoring economic activity

11:45 – 12:30
Crop growth monitoring
Peter Atkinson, Lancaster University

  • Satellite-observed crop phenology
  • Crop production and yield forecasting
  • Yield gap mapping
  • Food production & security: The G20’s global initiative, GEO-GLAM

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:15
Case Study: Oil storage tank monitoring
Dave Fox, Geospatial Insight

14.15 – 15.00
Business benefits of space applications
Simon Agass, Satellite Applications Catapult

15:00 – 15:30 Refreshment break

15:30 – 16:15
Renewable energy: Using satellite data to investigate wind and solar power projects
Paul Elsner, Birkbeck College, University of London

  • Quantifying the long-term resource risks of solar and wind projects
  • Monitoring near real-time performance of assets
  • The offshore wind potential for Africa: Preliminary results
  • The impact of climate change on offshore wind energy production

16:15 – 17:00
Satellite data versus other alternative data types
Emmett Kilduff and Hugh O’Connor, Eagle Alpha

  • Overview of alternative data: Benefits, adoption
  • Comparing geo-location data versus satellite data
  • Applications of satellite data: i) Mining, ii) Oil & gas, iii) Retail
  • Practical considerations when working with satellite data
  • Is satellite data always the best choice?