The Team from Secure Forests CIC, joined many South West based organisations at the Eden Project to discuss the development and exploration of solutions to climate change. The event was organised and supported by the #cornwallspaceport . The organisation that will this summer see the #virginorbit satellite launch platform, come to the UK to launch the first satellite into orbit from the Newquay based Cornwall space port. The team at the Cornwall space hub delivered their intent and ambition to make this location the most sustainable launch site in the world. https://spaceportcornwall.com/sustainability/
As the day progressed the presentations from various key speakers, outlined using environmental intelligence data from satellite monitoring, sensor systems with artificial intelligence, and access locally to historic satellite imagery, to help support conservation groups and research organisations in the South West of the United Kingdom.
Sir Tim Smit (Eden Project Founder) delivered a very impacting speech to start the conference encouraging us all to be "environmental punks" and stop talking and get on with the doing!! Melissa Thorpe delivered a very positive and thought provoking presentation on the potential for the South West to be a world leading location for environmental intelligence and innovation. Other presenters included Ian Jones the CEO at the Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd Cornwall, who have been and are at the forefront of the UKs digital and satellite monitoring and services.
The conference brought together people from many different sectors, but all with genuine commitment to use the knowledge and innovation we share, to develop a partnership of talents, in order to address local and global conservation issues.
Secure Forests next steps. Since Eden we have been talking with Gail Estaugh from the Cornwall Development company and the "Space Cluster," to help us link with potential development partners who can help develop local strategies and project proposals. These projects are aimed at directly supporting conservation in Cornwall using our existing and future capabilities.
Finally can I thank Jess Ratty and her team at HALO for organising the event https://www.ha-lo.co/