UK: British Association of Remote Sensing Companies (BARSC) selected Chetan Pradhan as the Chair for the next two years. He will replace the outgoing Chairman Dave Hodgson.
Chetan Pradhan is the Earth Observation Account Manager at Logica and has served on the BARSC Executive Committee for five years, the last two as Vice-Chairman. With Chetan’s election to the role of Chairman, the role of Vice-Chairman will be filled by Gareth Crisford of ITT Visual Information Solutions.
Chetan said, “The next two years promise substantial opportunities for our sector as the awareness and demand grows for remote sensing services to meet today’s environmental, climate-related and commercial challenges. I would like to thank Dave Hodgson for his hard work and dedication in the role for the past two years and hope to continue and build upon his outstanding work for the association.”
The Association works to promote the interests of all member organisations and individuals who work with remote sensing technology and data. The remote sensing industry is hugely important to the UK economy and this is set to increase with the formation of the International Space Innovation Centre at Harwell.