SWIG e-newsletter No. 10
November 10th, 2012
|Welcome to the latest newsletter for those interested in sensors for water! Below are details of upcoming SWIG workshops, SWIG’s poster competition at WWEM, lots of SWIG member discounts, a call for papers and funding and help available for businesses developing sensors.We hope you find it a useful read.
See you at a SWIG workshop soon or at WWEM on 7th and 8th November.
Rosa Richards, Programme Manager for SWIG
Next SWIG Workshop………
|21 November‘Data Visualisation and Interpretation’Chaired by Dene Marshallsay, Artesia Consulting
Kindly hosted by RS Hydro
Location: Chateau Impney Droitwich Spa, WR9 0BN (map here)
The collection, management and use of data is increasingly important for environmental monitoring, water and sewage networks and treatment processes. The amount of data collected seems to be ever increasing, therefore the workshop will aim to include presentations covering the big data issues: data volume (capture, storage, search, sharing analysis); data analysis (approaches, techniques, data mining, big data analytics); data visualisation (spatial, temporal, data interface, multiparameters, whole systems approach) and data use for systems management and performance.
This workshop includes speakers from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, with the aim of transferring knowledge and inspiring alternate ways of using and visualising data.
Forward Workshop Programme
|23 January 2013: ‘Asset Reliability’ hosted by Yorkshire Water, Esholt (more details soon)6 March 2013: ‘Sensors in Odour Control’ hosted by Analytical Technology, Saddleworth (more details soon)April 2013 (tbc): ‘Environmental Monitoring’ (scope and location tbc)
June 2013 (tbc): ‘Radiological Protection in the Water Industry’ (scope and location tbc)
Please visit the SWIG website here for more details on each event.
For offers of presentations for the 2013 programmes please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SWIG ‘Early Career Researcher Prize’
|Scientific poster competition: Â£500 prizeThe poster competition has now closed, if you are planning to attend WWEM (7th & 8th November, Telford) come and see the fascinating cutting edge research presented in the poster competition entries on display in the poster exhibition area next to the Innovation area.The SWIG Board has judged the posters and three finalists have been selected. The finalists are:
These finalists will deliver a short presentation of their work at 3:30 pm on the 7th November in the poster exhibition area at WWEM next to the Innovation area. The winner will receive the award during an award ceremony at the Gala Dinner on the 7th November.
SWIG and WWEM
|WWEM is almost here!SWIG is working with WWEM to bring together researchers in the field of water sensing and potential industrial partners who can make use of their work. This is something new for WWEM and will take the form of an informal meeting area within the main exhibition hall. Entrants to the SWIG poster competition (see above) will have their posters displayed at WWEM and details of their research will be circulated to all WWEM delegates and exhibitors so that informal meetings can be arranged.Look out for updates through the SWIG or WWEM websites and news announcements.
WWEM takes place 7th and 8th of November 2012 in Telford www.wwem.uk.com
|The SWIG AGM was held on 26 September 2012 the minutes and slides are available in the SWIG website members only area.|
SWIG Member Discounts
|Nanosensor Technologies for Monitoring â€“ materials and methods, 7 November 2012, Royal Society of Chemistry, London
SWIG members discount: 27% discount – by registering at the RSC members rate. This conference brings together scientists in this fields of biomedical and environmental nanosensors to exchange experiences and thoughts about the new applications and novel types of sensors.For further information see the websiteEnvironmental Laboratory Management Conference at the WWEM Exhibition, 8 Nov 2012,Telford International Centre
SWIG members can use the code BMTA10 to get a 10% discount to the conference.
See the website
Health & Safety in the Laboratory Seminar, 12 Nov 2012, Hawarden.
Measurement Uncertainty Training Course, 15-16 Nov 2012, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Edinburgh. Run by NMO.
Training day on the Industrial Emissions Directive, 22 November 2012, Cleveland.
World Water-Tech Investment Summit 6-7 March 2013, London
Global Leakage Summit, 12 & 13 March 2013, Thistle Marble Arch, London
More details on the website
IWEX Sustainability Live 16-18 April 2013, NEC, Birmingham
For more information see the website
To book your stand contact Rachael Lyon on 01342 332097 or email@example.com.
Call for papers
|Sewer Process and Networks 7 conference (28-30 August 2013, Sheffield)
The theme of the conference is ‘Practical Implementation of New and Emerging Technologies’. Deadline for abstracts 15 December.Further information on the website
Other Matters of Interest
- FREE help for SMEs to commercialise innovative products and services aimed at water sector – INNOWATER Programme, delivered by Envirolink, provides support to develop a business model to achieve successful market transition of your new technology. Information here.
- Scottish funding available – Scottish Sensor Systems Centre (S3C). Grants up to Â£40k are available for projects on intelligent sensors and sensor systems, for Scottish based businesses for short term R&D.
More information see the website
- Water and Innovation – 13 December 2012, SOAS, London A CIWEM/WSKEP conference. The aim of this conference is to learn from game-changing innovation examples from the UK Water sector to meet our own needs and those of world markets. To register contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ocean Business Conference 9-11 April 2013, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton Ocean Business is a hands-on technology exhibition – the chance to see systems first hand with more than 180 hours of live training and demonstration sessions. There is also the two-day Offshore Survey conference to address the technical and business issues facing the global field of offshore surveying and Ocean Careers running over the entire three days, providing advice on career opportunities within the ocean technology, marine science and offshore industries. More information on the website