24 April 2019Glasgow & Clyde Valley
Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow, Letherby Drive
Time: 09:30 to 15:00
Whether for active participation as a leisure sportsperson or passively following as a spectator of sporting events, for many people sport is their favourite leisure activity.
Over recent years, sport as an industry has been particularly receptive to new developments in technology and analytics. Wearable technologies have diversified, both at a professional sports science level and in the consumer fitness market. Teams and sporting bodies have worked to make their stadiums more connected, with all major new stadiums now being built with this in mind. Virtual Reality has come a long way in terms of real-world applications, with a number of training programs that utilise the technology to put athletes in situations that are otherwise unachievable in an ordinary session.
Space assets and satellite technologies, including Earth Observation, Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Satellite Communications and Human Spaceflight, can offer added value to sports businesses and can increase capabilities in a number of ways.
This workshop aims to build partnerships between the highly innovative space sector and the sports community to ultimately deliver performance, societal, and economic benefits, through the generation of new technology and service developments. The workshop also aims to explore how these new service concepts could be supported by the European Space Agency Business Applications Programme, through the upcoming Space4Sport Kickstart or via Direct Negotiation.
09:30 Arrival and Coffee
10:00 Welcome & Keynote
TBC, Sport Scotland
10:20 What Satellite Applications can do for you
Sue Kee, SoXSA
10:40 Introduction to European Space Agency Business Applications & Space4Sport
Pam Anderson, ESA Business Applications
11:00 Case Studies: Cycling, Water Sports, Motor Sport, and Orienteering
Steve Owens/Chris Lowe - Huli, Matthew O'Hare - Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Fergus Wallace - Space National, Colin Matheson - Scottish Orienteering
12:45 Challenge presentations including Challenges in cycling from the Mountain Bike Centre for Scotland
13:30 Workshop discussion
15:00 Round-up and close
We look forward to welcoming you on the 24th April!