2016 SIT Technical Workshop

Event Dates: September 12th - 15th, 2016

 

Workshop Location: St. Anne’s College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Hosted by: The European Space Agency (ESA)

Dates at a Glance:

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Group Photo

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Logistics:

Accommodation:

  • Accommodation & Booking Information (including a block booking code) for St. Anne’s College, Oxford
  • The booking link will remain open until the meeting commences.
  • September is traditionally a very busy month in Oxford and finding a room during that period can be difficult

Presentations and Documents:

  • Presentation template
  • [Item 3] Proposed 2017 CEOS Chair Initiatives  v1.0 [document]
  • [Item 5] CEOS Data Cube Work Plan v1 [document]
  • [Item 9] FDA-AHT Report Draft 0.85 [document]
  • [Item 10] Non-Met Applications (NMA) Draft Report [Word | PDF]
  • [Item 17] Draft report of CEOS Water Constellation FS [document]
  • [Item 19] GEO-XIII Plenary Objectives and Preliminary Agenda v.5  [document]
  • [Item 22] CEOS Virtual Constellations Process Paper [presentation]

Agenda and Minutes

Workshop Objectives

The SIT Technical Workshop is intended to review CEOS progress against the current Three-Year Work Plan, to prepare topics for CEOS 2016 Plenary, and consolidate CEOS contributions and reporting to major 2016 events and their key stakeholders.

Specific objectives of the 2016 SIT Technical Workshop, structured around expected outcomes from the CEOS Three-Year Work Plan (in particular those due in 2016), and actions from SIT-31 and the 29th CEOS Plenary, include:

  1. Advancement of the CEOS Virtual Constellations (VCs) and Working Groups (WGs)
  2. Consult with VCs and WGs, including via a dedicated day (Tuesday 13th) prior to the Workshop, and identify areas for coordination and cooperation within and between the groups.
  3. Identify key issues for the VCs and WGs that require coordination prior to discussion and decision as an input to CEOS Plenary.
  4. Debate of the preliminary conclusions and recommendations of the two Ad-hoc Teams established by CEOS Chair for 2016 – on Future Data Architectures and Non-meteorological Applications of Next-generation Geostationary Satellites – and provide guidance to the Co-Chairs in concluding their reports ahead of CEOS Plenary. Side meetings of these Teams is foreseen on Monday 12th.
  5. Review progress and status across key thematic areas of the Expected Outcomes, in particular items due for decision or action at Plenary:
  6. Climate Monitoring, Research, and Services (incl. WGClimate)
  7. Carbon Observations, Including Forested Regions (incl. GFOI and SDCG, Carbon Strategy) – with a Carbon Strategy side meeting proposed for Monday 12th.
  8. Observations for Agriculture (incl. GEOGLAM)
  9. Observations for Disasters (incl. WGDisasters)
  10. Observations for Water
  11. Capacity Building, Data Access, Availability and Quality (incl. WGCapD, WGISS, and WGCV)
  12. Support to Other Key Stakeholder Initiatives and Outreach to Key Stakeholders.
  13. GEO-XIII Plenary
  14. Reporting to COP-22
  15. UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) process
  16. Continuation of several of the SIT-31 Themes in relation to several of the above, including: existing Thematic Acquisition Strategies, Future Partnerships, the relationship with GEO and coordination in relation to new requirements through GEO, and Future Data Architectures and removing obstacles to data uptake.
  17. Discussion of any CEOS organisational issues that require coordination prior to CEOS Plenary.
  18. Identification of main discussion points and anticipated outcomes of the 30th CEOS Plenary in Brisbane. 

Monday, September 12th, 2016 – Side Meetings

Morning Reception: Foyer A Ruth Deech Building

Coffee Breaks: 10:30-11:00 and 15:30-16:00 at Foyer A Ruth Deech Building

Hosted Buffet Lunch: 12:00-13:00 in Dining Hall

Time

Meeting

Room

Point of Contact

09:00 – 12:00

Future Data Architectures Ad Hoc Team

Seminar Room 5

CEOS Chair

09:00 – 12:00

GEOGLAM Ad Hoc WG

Seminar Room 3

B Doorn / S Cherchali

10:00 – 12:00

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Seminar Room 1

MJ Bourassa

13:00 – 16:00

LSI-VC

Seminar Room 5

LSI-VC Leads

13:00 – 16:00

Non-Meteorological Ad Hoc Team

Seminar Room 1

CEOS Chair

14:00 – 16:00

Water Constellation Feasibility Study Team

Seminar Room 3

C Ishida 

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 – VC/WG Day, Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre

NOTE: The VC/WG Day meeting attendance is by invitation only in an effort to keep the group size manageable and promote open discussion. Meeting rooms 3/5/6 are available to the CEOS persons not participating in the VC/WG Day.

Morning Reception: Foyer A Ruth Deech Building

Time

Meeting

Point of Contact

09:00 – 12:30

VC/WG Day (Including Carbon Strategy Session)

JL Fellous, M Dowell

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

 

13:30 – 17:00

VC/WG Day (continued)

JL Fellous

17:00 – 18:00

CEOS SEC

CEOS Chair

Wednesday September 14th, 2016 – Day 1, Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre

 

08:30 – 09:00

Reception (Foyer A Ruth Deech Building)

 

Session 1: Workshop Opening

1

09:00 – 09:20

SIT Chair Introduction

  • Workshop Objectives and Agenda
  • Continuity of SIT-31 Themes
  • Tour de Table

S Briggs

2

09:20 – 09:35

2016 Plenary Themes [presentation]

CEOS Chair (CSIRO)

3

09:35 – 09:50

Incoming Themes for 2017 [presentation]

  • Proposed 2017 CEOS Chair Initiatives  v1.0 [document]

Incoming CEOS Chair (USGS)

Session 2: Continuation of SIT-31 Themes

4

09:50 – 10:20

Future Partnerships [presentation]

SIT Chair Team

 

10:20 – 10:45

Break & Photo  

Session 3: Continuation of SIT-31 Themes    

5

10:45 – 11:15

CEOS Data Cube Initiative [presentation]

  • Review of 3-Year Work Plan [document]
  • Discussion of Future Plans and Future Endorsement

SEO/B Killough

6

11:15 – 11:45

Analysis Ready Data [presentation]

  • Review of CARD4L Draft from LSI-VC
  • Discussion of Future Endorsement

A Lewis/LSI-VC

7

11:45 – 12:00

LSI-VC User Requirements Survey; 

CEOS Agency Top-Level Mission Thematic Requirements Gathering [presentation]

LSI-VC Leads

8

12:00 – 12:15

CEOS Information Systems Survey [presentation]

I Petiteville

Session 4: 2016 Ad Hoc Teams

9

12:15 – 13:00

Future Data Architectures (FDA) Preview of Report Conclusions and Plenary Recommendations, Including Discussion of Plenary Approach [presentation]

FDA Leads

 

  13:00 – 14:00

 Lunch  

Session 4: 2016 Ad Hoc Teams (Continued)

10

14:00 – 14:45

Non-Meteorological Applications (NMA) Preview of Report Conclusions and Plenary Recommendations, Including Discussion of Plenary Approach [presentation]

NMA Leads

Session 5: GEO & Related Thematic Areas

11

14:45 – 14:55

GEO Status Report [presentation]

O Ochiai

12

14:55 – 15:10

GEO Programme Board Report [presentation]

CEOS Perspective and Next Steps for CEOS

J Ross

13

15:10 – 15:30

GEO Executive Committee Report [presentation]

S Briggs

 

15:30 – 15:45

Break  

Session 5: GEO & Related Thematic Areas (Continued)

14

15:45 – 16:00

GFOI and SDCG; Global Data Flows Study [presentation]

SDCG SEC

15

16:00 – 16:15

Agriculture (GEOGLAM) [presentation]

B Doorn

16

16:15 – 16:30

Disasters [presentation]

S Chalifoux

17

16:30 – 17:10

Water 

  • Overall Status of CEOS and GEO Water Strategies
  • Brief Update on Constellation Feasibility Study
  • GEOGLOWS 
  • Draft report of CEOS Water Constellation FS [document]

SIT Chair Team

C Ishida [presentation

B Doorn [presentation]

18

17:10 – 17:20

Carbon

SIT Chair

19

17:20 – 17:30

GEO-XIII Plenary Preparations and Inputs [presentation]

J Ross

20

17:30 – 18:00

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Approach and Process [presentation]

CEOS Chair, SIT Chair

 

18:00

Adjourn no later than 18:00

 
   18:30 Host dinner at Atrium and Randolph Sculpture Gallery, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford, Beaumont Street, Oxford  

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 – Day 2, Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre       

 

08:30 – 09:00 

Reception (Foyer A Ruth Deech Building)  

    Session 6 : Virtual Constellations & Working Groups

21

09:00 – 10:15

Synthesis Update from VC/WG Day: Selected Topics (2-3) from VCs (VC/WG Leads/Chairs)

JL Fellous

22

10:15 – 10:30

Polar Observations Virtual Constellation

S Briggs (intro)

 

10:30 – 10:45

Break  

Session 7: Climate & Carbon

23

10:45 – 12:00

Carbon Meeting Outcomes and Next Steps 

[presentation]

M Dowell

24

12:00 – 12:30

CEOS-CGMS Coordination on Atmospheric CO2 Observations from Space

S Briggs (intro)

25

12:30 – 12:45

GCOS IP & Update on CEOS Response

 

GCOS
P Lecomte

26

12:45 – 13:00

COP-Related Issues [presentation]

P Lecomte

 

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch  

 Session 8: CEOS Organisational Issues, Plenary, Workshop Closing 

27

14:00 – 14:15

Preparations for CEOS Plenary [presentation]

CEOS Chair

28

14:15 – 14:30

Organisational Issues; Future CEOS Chairs from Europe/Africa and Asian regions [presentation]

CEOS Chair

29

14:30 – 14:45

CEOS Ocean Variables Enabling Research and Application for GEO (“COVERAGE”)

V Tsontos

30

14:45 – 15:05

CEOS Contribution to the UN Global Geodetic Reference Frame (UN GGIM & UN GGRF)

R Neilan

31

15:05 – 15:45

Any Other Business

 

32

15:45 – 16:15

Actions from SIT Technical Workshop to Plenary [presentation]

SIT Chair

33

16:15 – 16:30

SIT Chair Conclusion

SIT Chair

 

16:30

Adjourn