Briggs Stephen

Stephen is heading the Department of “Earth Observation” (EO) Science, Applications & Future Technologies of ESA at ESRIN (Frascati), where he is responsible for the exploitation of ESA EO missions (for science, public sector, including GMES, and commercial applications), future technologies programme, studies relating to future missions, interface between ESA’s EO missions with user communities (including consultation, managing requirements and providing scientific advice to the Agency), and ensuring Scientific support and providing application expertise in the development and exploitation phase of all missions and programmes. He is also ad personam adviser to DG on strategy, science and policy. Before joining ESA in 2000, Stephen worked as Director, Earth Observation British National Space Centre & Head, Earth Observation NERC, UK (1994-1999), Head, of Remote Sensing Applications Development Unit, NERC/BNSC (1986-1994), Senior Scientist, NERC Thematic Information Systems (1983-1986), and Lecturer, Dept of Physics, Queen Mary College London (1982-1983).