2017 SIT Technical Workshop

Event Dates: September 11th - 14th, 2017

 

Location: Frascati, Italy

Hosted by: The European Space Research Institute (ESRIN)

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Week at a Glance

SIT TWS 2017 - Week at a Glance 

 

Monday, September 11th, 2017 – Side Meetings & International Financing Institutions (IFI) Session

Morning Reception: 09:00 – 09:30, Old Reception

Coffee breaks: 10:30-11:00 and 15:30-16:00, Old Reception

Time*

Meeting

Room

Point of Contact

09:30 – 13:00

SDG Side Meeting [ Agenda ]

EO4SDG [ Presentation ]

Magellan

M Paganini, E Wood

10:00 – 11:00

MRI Internal Meeting

Room Cook

J Lacey, E Fosnight

11:00 – 12:00

GEOGLAM Side Meeting

Room Cook

B Doorn / S Cherchali

12:00 – 13:00

FDA AHT (internal meeting)

Room Cook

S Labahn

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

ESRIN Cafeteria

 

14:00 – 18:00

International Financing Institutions (IFI) Session

Magellan

SIT Chair

 

Tuesday September 12th, 2017 – Virtual Constellation/Working Group (VC/WG) Day & Side Meetings

NOTE: The VC/WG Day meeting attendance is by invitation only in an effort to keep the group size manageable and promote open discussion. Attendance should preferably be restricted to representatives of VCs and WGs, SIT Chair, Vice Chair and CEOS Chair team members, CEO and SEO. A small working room will be made available to the CEOS persons not participating in the VC/WG Day if required.

Morning Reception: 08:30 – 09:00, Old Reception

Time*

Meeting

Point of Contact

09:00 – 12:30

Magellan Room

Introduction ] 

Session 1 – Water [ Presentation ]
Moderators: S Neeck, S Chalifoux and P Chang/C Donlon (TBC)

Coffee/Tea Break

Session 2 – Extension of ARD concept to Atmosphere and Ocean
Moderators: A Mitchell, J Lacey/A Lewis, A O’Carroll, and K Casey [ Presentation ]

COVERAGE [ Presentation ]

INVITATION ONLY

JL Fellous

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

ESRIN Cafeteria

13:30 – 15:00

Magellan Room

Session 3 – Climate/Carbon
Moderators: M Dowell, P Lecomte/S Plummer, and D Crisp (TBC)

[ Presentation ]

[ Draft COP23 Statement ]

INVITATION ONLY

JL Fellous

15:15 – 16:15

CEOS SEC-227 (Magellan)

CEOS Chair

16:15 – 18:00

Engagement with UNFCCC and IPCC Side Meeting (Magellan)

Agenda ]

[ Presentation 1 | 2 | 3 ]

[ AC-VC GHG White Paper ]

JAXA

Reception: Welcome cocktail at ESRIN

 

Wednesday September 13th, 2017 – SIT Technical Workshop Day 1

Magellan Room

 

08:30 – 09:00

Reception

 

Session 1: Workshop Opening

1

09:00 – 09:20

SIT Chair Introduction [ Presentation ]

  • Review of Workshop objectives and adoption of agenda
  • Continuity of SIT Chair themes
  • Tour de Table

S Briggs

2

09:20 – 09:35

Incoming Themes for 2018

  • CO2 [M Dowell]
    Laying the foundation the satellite component of an international CO2 and GHG emission monitoring system
  • Data [M Ditter]
    Conclude the initial study of Future Data access and analysis Architectures (FDA) with recommendations for a “Generation 2020″ of operational systems and their global interoperability.

M Dowell, D Ditter

 

Session 2: CEOS Chair Initiatives

3

09:35 – 09:55

FDA Objectives and Implementation Planning
Review of vision and expected outcomes of FDA process; Implementation Plan and Plenary inputs [for discussion]

[ Presentation ]

[Draft FDA Strategy ]

S Labahn, Nic Hanowski

4

09:55 – 10:15

Moderate Resolution Interoperability Initiative
A framework to be developed will be generally applicable and address factors including radiometry, geometry, data formats, browse information, metadata, data access, metrics and reporting for optical image data of 10-100m resolution. [for discussion]

CEOS-WP: Section 3.8, Obj/Dev VC-29, VC-30

Presentation ] | [ Framework Doc ]

E Fosnight

5

10:15 – 10:30

Analysis Ready Data
Satellite data that have been processed to a minimum set of requirements and organized into a form that allows immediate analysis with a minimum of additional user effort, and interoperability both through time and with other datasets; [for endorsement: CARD4L specification]

CEOS-WP: Section 3.6, Obj/Dev FDA-7

[ Presentation ]

A Lewis/LSI-VC

6

10:30 – 10:40

CEOS and Open Data Cubes [ Presentation ]
Update on the open source CEOS Data Cube and Open Data Cube initiatives; plans for 2018 release [for discussion]

CEOS-WP: Section 3.6, Obj/Dev FDA-2 thu FDA-7

  • Status update
  • Plans for 2018 release

SEO/B Killough

 

10:40 – 11:00

Break & Photo

 

 

Session 3: GEO and Related Thematic Areas

7

11:00 – 11:10

GEO Status Report [ Presentation ]
Update on recent developments in GEO’s top three focus areas: SDG, Climate, and Disasters [for discussion]

A Obregon

8

11:10 – 11:20

GEO Programme Board Report
Update and CEOS perspective on recent GEO Programme Board meeting [for discussion]

J Ross

9

11:20 – 11:30

GEO Executive Committee Report
Update from the CEOS rep on the GEO ExCom [for discussion]

S Briggs

10

11:30 – 12:10

CEOS Water Coordination [ Presentation ]

Overview of current CEOS Work Plan Water support; summary of water discussion during VC/WG day; relation to current GEO Water action [for discussion]

GEOGLOWS development and expectations [presentation]

Discussion

CEOS-WP: Section 3.5, Obj/Dev WAT-4, WAT-6; Section 3.9, Obj/Dev BP-1 thru BP-4

SIT Chair

 

S Cherchali

11

12:10 – 12:25

GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring Initiative (GEOGLAM)
Report on CEOS support to GEOGLAM; future GEOGLAM satellite data requirements [for discussion]

CEOS-WP: Section 3.3, AGRI-4, AGRI-8, AGRI-9

Presentation ]

B Doorn

12

12:25 – 12:45

GFOI and SDCG [presentation]
Update on CEOS support to GFOI including implications of GFOI Phase 2 [for discussion]

CEOS-WP: Section 3.2, CARB-4, CARB-5

S Ward/CEOS Alternate Lead for GFOI

13

12:45 – 13:00

Outcomes from the Trial Joint Meeting of LSI-VC, SDCG, and the GEOGLAM ad hoc Working Group
Discussion and next steps on joint meetings trialled the week prior to SIT TWS [for discussion]

[ Presentation ]

A Lewis/LSI-VC
SDCG and GEOGLAM Co-Leads

14

13:00 – 13:15

GEO-XIV Plenary: CEOS Preparations and Deliverables
GEO Plenary outline: Process and preliminary content for CEOS reporting and input to GEO Plenary [for discussion]

[ Presentation ]

J Ross

 

13:15 – 14:15

Lunch

  

 

Session 4: CEOS Carbon Coordination and Strategy, and Climate

15

14:15 – 14:35

Incoming CEOS Chair Carbon Coordination Activities
Detailed review of COM CEOS Chair term plans for carbon monitoring, research, and services; CO2/GHG observations. As presented at SIT-32, (i) follow-on from current activities (incl. GHG), (ii) integrating EO in the system i.e. planned 2018 workshop involving inventory and modelling counterparts, and (iii) programmatic/organisational issues around addressing activities going forward in CEOS, and with CGMS. [for discussion]

[ Presentation ]

M Dowell

16

14:35 – 14:55

CEOS Carbon Strategy Implementation
Update on the 7 CEOS Carbon Strategy tasks being undertaken by CEOS groups

CEOS-WP: Section 3.2, CARB-12 thru CARB-19

[ Presentation ]

M Dowell

17

14:55 – 15:15

Update on IPCC Guidelines
Review of space agency inputs into the update to the IPCC Guidelines for National GHG Inventories; outcomes from the side meeting the previous day. [for discussion]

CEOS-WP: Section 3.2, CARB-17

[ Presentation ]

A Suzuki

18

15:15 – 15:35

Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) and the ECV Inventory
Review both the ECV Inventory, gap analysis and action plan, and the Space Agency Response to the GCOS IP ahead of the formal delivery to SBSTA on 6th October. Probably won’t have time for a formal endorsement during the meeting but need to be able to present both in enough detail for the CEOS (and the CGMS) to be in position for a virtual approval by the beginning of October. [for discussion]

[ Presentation ]

P Lecomte

19

15:35 – 15:55

Space Agency Response to the GCOS IP
Review of status and plans to finalise the Space Agency Response to the updated GCOS IP; outcomes of the WGClimate writing meeting held prior to TWS. [for discussion]

CEOS-WP: Section 3.1, CMRS-19

[ Presentation ]

P Lecomte

20

15:55 – 16:15

SBSTA 47 and COP-23 Reporting
Review of plans for Space Agency Report to SBSTA 47 and COP-23 [for discussion and virtual endorsement in September]

CEOS-WP: Section 3.1, CMRS-19

[ Presentation ]

[ Draft COP Statement ]

P Lecomte, M Dowell

 

16:15 – 16:30

Break

  

 

Session 5: VC/WG Updates

21

16:30 – 18:00

Synthesis Report from VC/WG Day [ Synthesis Presentation ]

  • VC-WG Day outcomes (JL Fellous
    Specific Issues
  • AC-VC: AQ/GHG constellation coordination; Unmet measurement goals; data access policies (J Al-saadi/B Veihelman and D Crisp) CEOS-WP: Section 3.8, VC-2, VC-3
  • SST-VC: Passive Microwave Radiometer Continuity (K Casey) 
  • OSVW-VC: Building a strong case for operation continuity (P Chang) CEOS-WP: Section 3.8, VC-14
  • Leadership changes and issues
    • WGDisasters 
    • WGISS
    • OST-VC
  • Review of key issues for coordination before CEOS Plenary (JL Fellous)

JL Fellous, Nominated Presenters TBC

 

18:00

Adjourn

 

Host dinner: La Collinetta http://www.lacollinettaeventi.com/

 

Thursday September 14th, 2017 – SIT Technical Workshop Day 2

Magellan Room

 

08:30 – 09:00

Reception

 

Session 6: Partnership Initiatives

22

09:00 – 09:45

SDG Ad Hoc Team Report [ Presentation ]

  • Compendium progress report
    Stocktake of CEOS activities related to SDGs based on Agency inputs; draft to be presented at Plenary
  • Draft Implementation Plan

To be presented for approval at Plenary [for discussion]

CEOS-WP: Section 3.9, Obj/Dev: SDG-1

M Paganini, E Wood

23

09:45 – 10:30

Discussion on GEO/CEOS Engagement with International Financing Institutions (IFI) Engagement
Presentation of IFI session outcomes from the Monday before TWS; review of the opportunity for both IFI and CEOS; potential Plenary recommendations and 2018 activities [for discussion]

Presentation ]

SIT Chair

 

10:30 – 10:45

Break  

 

 Session 7: SIT Chair Priorities 

24

10:45 – 11:30

Review of 2016-2017 SIT Chair Outcomes

  • Ensuring the successful advancement of ongoing CEOS commitments
  • Ensuring Copernicus Sentinel data access and uptake
  • Follow-up to the Paris Agreement
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Supporting to CEOS Chair initiatives

Ensuring coherence of CEOS and GEO actions

Presentation ]

SIT Chair

25

11:30 – 11:45

Incoming SIT Chair Priorities
Presentation of 2018-2019 priorities from NOAA as incoming SIT Chair

[ Presentation ]

SIT Vice Chair         

 

 Session 8: CEOS Organisational Issues, Plenary, Workshop Closing

26

11:45 – 12:00

Preparations for the 2017 CEOS Plenary
Review by CEOS Chair of the main agenda items and logistical details for CEOS Plenary

[ Presentation ]

F Kelly

27

12:00 – 12:30

CEOS Organisational Matters [ Presentation ]

  • Future CEOS Chairs from Europe/Africa and Asian regions
  • Future SIT Chair and Vice Chair
  • CEO and Deputy CEO
  • VC and WG leadership

F Kelly

28

12:30 – 13:00

Discussion on all points above

All

 

13:00 – 14:15 

Lunch  

 

29

14:15 – 15:15

Additional discussion time

For issues raised during the meeting that require further discussion or a revisit to resolve

 

30

15:15 – 15:30

Any Other Business

Issues arising or raised during the meeting.

 

31

15:30 – 15:45

Review of Actions from the SIT Technical Workshop for the 2017 CEOS Plenary

SIT Chair Team

32

15:45 – 16:00

SIT Chair Closing Remarks

S Briggs

 

16:00

Adjourn

  

 

2017-2019 CEOS Work Plan – SIT Technical Workshop Agenda Item Cross Reference

Agenda Item

Topic

WP Section

Objective/Deliverable

3

FDA

3.6

FDA-1 through FDA-7

4

MRI

3.8

VC-29, VC-30

5

ARD

3.6

FDA-7

6

FDA / Data Cubes

3.6

FDA-2 through FDA-5

10

Water

3.5

WAT-4, WAT-5

10

Water

3.9

BP-1 through BP-4

11

Agriculture (GEOGLAM)

3.3

AGRI-4, AGRI-8, AGRI-9

12

GFOI and SDCG

3.2

CARB-4, CARB-5

15-16

Carbon Strategy

3.2

CARB-12 through CARB-19

17

IPCC Guidelines

3.2

CARB-17

18

ECVs

3.1

CMRS-12

19

GCOS Response

3.1

CMRS-19

20

SBSTA/COP Reporting

3.1

CMRS-19

21

AC-VC AQ/GHG

3.8

VC-2, VC-3

21

OSVW continuity

3.8

VC-14

22

SDGs

3.9

SDG-1

 

CMRS: Climate Monitoring, Research, and Services

CARB: Carbon Observations, Including Forested Regions

AGRI: Observations for Agriculture

DIS: Observations for Disasters

WAT: Observations for Water

CMRS-12: Item 18

CARB-4: Item 12

AGRI-4: Item 11

DIS-10: -

WAT-3: Item 10

CMRS-13: -

CARB-5: Item 12

AGRI-8: Item 11

DIS-12: -

WAT-4: Item 10

CMRS-14: -

CARB-12: Item 16

AGRI-9: Item 11

DIS-13: -

WAT-6: -

CMRS-15: -

CARB-13: Item 16

 

DIS-15: -

 

CMRS-16: -

CARB-14: Item 16

     

CMRS-17: -

CARB-15: Item 16

     

CMRS-19: Item 19, 20

CARB-16: Item 16

     

CMRS-20: -

CARB-17: Item 16, 17

     

CMRS-21: -

CARB-18: Item 16

     

 

CARB-19: Item 16

     

 

FDA: Future Data Architectures

CB: Capacity Building

DATA, CV: Data Access, Availability and Quality

VC: Advancement of the CEOS Virtual Constellations

SDG, BP,BON, POL: Support to Other Key Stakeholders

OUT, ORG: Outreach and Organisational