Dec 11, 2016

Charlotte Bishop Takes the Chair for the GRSG

In closing the 2016 Annual Conference for the Geologic Remote Sensing Group (GRSG), Chairman Luke Bateson, of the British Geological Survey, also stood down from his post, after serving his three year term. Following an overwhelmingly popular and unanimous vote at the Annual General Meeting that took place during the conference, he handed over the running of the Group to Charlotte Bishop.

Estimated Article Reading Time: 1 min.

Not only is Charlotte one of the youngest Chair’s the GRSG has ever had, she is also the first woman to ever hold the position.

Charlotte, who works as the Remote Sensing Projects Manager for CGG’s NPA Satellite Mapping, has served on the committee since 2008 and became Secretary in 2013. In passing the baton to her, Luke made clear to the assembled international audience of geologists, engineers and remote sensing experts, the remarkable amount of work Charlotte had put into making the Group so successful and the leading role she had in organising, what turned out to be a hugely enjoyable and informative conference.

Held over three days at the London offices of engineering consultants Arup, the conference; The Future of Geological Remote Sensing, Innovation and Challenges drew presentations from as far afield as Australia, Canada, the United States, Japan, Chile, Brazil, Israel and South Africa, as well as from many European countries. Topics of interest were incredibly diverse and applications of advanced earth observation techniques within the oil & gas, mining, engineering, environment and transport industries, were explored.

Given the calibre of speakers and attendees, the number of commercial companies supporting this event was equally notable and the organisers were delighted that Arup, Atkins, DigitalGlobe, Geosense, CGG, Earth-i, SpectTIR & TerraCore, Spectral Evolution, Sterling GEO, TRE Altamira, VIRTALIS, Planet, LOT-QD and the Earth Observation Broker Energy Project were all sponsors.

With the end of year rapidly approaching, Charlotte now looks forward to a full calendar of activities and repeating the success of this conference in December 2017.