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Remote Sensing Education for Life Long Learning across the East Midlands Region

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posted on 2015-02-17, 10:34 authored by Alexandra Archibald, Heiko Balzter, Paul S. Monks, John J. Remedios, Roman Roth, Teresa Smith
Over the last decade, remote sensing technologies have provided useful tools for a diverse range of sectors. G-STEP (GMES—space technology exchange partnership) is the University of Leicester’s flagship project for innovation, training and education in GMES (global monitoring for environment and security) and GIS (geographical information systems) based technologies. G-STEP (part funded by the ERDF) is the first GMES accelerator initiative in the UK and is breaking new ground in the application of GMES and GIS. The core G-STEP team initiates and develops Knowledge Exchange Practices between the University and Life Long Learning partners in the East Midlands Region, through training packages and collaborative research projects. The programme integrates innovative research, to direct downstream applied training, supported by analytical processing of attendee assessment data. Collated information derived from these sources presents a unique opportunity to incorporate a statistically viable feedback cycle, making G-STEP the interface between pure and applied research, thus initiating downstream dissemination to groups and small business. In this paper, we outline the GMES and GIS training packages, and the route to market to increase uptake of underused data streams via university and regional entrepreneurs (start-ups) and established small business with a core interest in utilisation and dissemination of novel technologies in sustainable lifelong learning.



Journal of Earth Science and Engineering, 2013, 3, pp. 331-336 (6)

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