Satellite Imagery for the Markets

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The Technical Analyst 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.

29 November 2017


9am – 4:15pm


Chandos House, 2 Queen Anne Street, London, W1G 9LQ

Delegate Fee:

£495 + VAT


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

Dave Fox, 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
Using Earth observation data to monitor mineral mines (TBC)
Simon Agass, Satellite Applications Catapult

  • Predicting the supply of minerals to the market
  • Case study: Copper

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 coming of age for China’s offshore wind energy industry
  • The offshore wind potential for Africa: Preliminary results
  • The impact of climate change on offshore wind energy production