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Mission engineering for Sentinel 1

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:38:28 +0000

This week will see the launch of Sentinel 1, a radar imaging satellite designed to deliver land and ocean monitoring services. If you would like to know more about the mission you can find that on ESA’s mission page https://earth.esa.int/web/guest/missions/esa-future-missions/sentinel-1 Before joining UCL I worked in the Earth Observation, Navigation and Science division of Astrium [...]


UCLse Twitter Q&A #AskUCLse

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:54:24 +0000

Our social marketing droids were running dangerously hot this morning handling a raging Q&A session on twitter @UCLSe. Well, not that busy, but active enough. At the moment we don’t know how much better this is to putting out standard FAQ, so we are thinking about the next one. Here’s a summary of a couple [...]


Systems thinking

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:00:48 +0000

The term ‘system’ crops up all over the place. But what does it mean? I like to think of it as a way of looking at something – a lens you can choose to look through when you are thinking about an object or a process in a particular way. A bicycle is the same [...]


IET accreditation awarded to UCLse MSc in Systems Engineering Management

Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:04:20 +0000

Our MSc in Systems Engineering Management has been running for nearly 15 years with great success.  Throughout this time the course has evolved to meet the requirements of our students for a course that incorporates up to date material and is relevant to their careers. One piece of feedback from current students, which we have [...]


Systems thinking needed for sustainable solutions to flooding

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:37:44 +0000

The Somerset levels are experiencing the worst flooding that residents can remember, and this event is gathering a lot of press coverage. Clearly we are dealing with a ‘water system’ here with the input of the prolonged and heavy rainfall, the elements of the fields, drainage system and rivers and the outcome of the water [...]


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