2018 SIT Technical Workshop

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*Registration closes August 24, 2018
Event Dates: September 11th - 14th, 2018

 

Note: All 2018 SIT Technical Workshop attendees must be formally registered by 24 August 2018 to be granted access to EUMETSAT Headquarters.

Workshop Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Hosted by: The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, USA)

Week at a Glance

  • Tuesday 11 September: Virtual Constellation / Working Group Day
  • Wednesday 12 September: side meetings
  • Thursday-Friday 13-14 September: SIT Technical Workshop

Logistics

Agenda

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 – Side Meetings

Registration: 08:30-09:00

sidemtgs

Icebreaker/Hosted Reception: 6:00 -7:00

Location:  TBD (EUMETSAT Foyer or EUMETSAT Canteen)

Thursday, September 13th, 2018 – Day 1

Sessions: Welcome and Introduction; Climate and Carbon Observations; Data; and, User Engagement Activities.

Location: Council Room/STG-AFG

Registration: 8:30 – 9:00

Session 1:  Welcome and Introduction

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Time

Duration

Topic

Presenter

1.1

9:00 – 9:05

5 min

Welcome

Steve Volz, SIT Chair (NOAA)

1.2

9:05 – 9:10

5 min

EUMETSAT DG Welcome

Alain Ratier, Director General (EUMETSAT)

1.3

9:10 – 9:20

10 min

Tour de Table Introductions

All

1.4

9:20 – 9:35

15 min

SIT Chair Introduction

-      Review of Workshop objectives and adoption of agenda

-      Continuity of SIT Chair themes

-      SIT-33 outcomes recap and action status

Steve Volz, SIT Chair (NOAA)

1.5

9:35 – 9:45

10 min

Review of Chair Priorities

-      CO2 and GHGs

-      Data

TBC CEOS Chair (COM)

1.6

9:45 – 10:15

30 min

Review of VC/WG Day Outcomes

-      Main outcomes

-      Items for consideration during the Workshop

-      Possible Plenary decisions

VC/WG Day Nominee(s)

Group Photo and Coffee Break: 10:15 – 10:35, 20 minutes

Session 2:  Climate and Carbon Observations

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Time

Duration

Topic

Presenter

2.1

10:35 – 10:45

10 min

Session Introduction

Steve Volz, SIT Chair (NOAA)

2.2

10:45 – 11:00

15 min

Working Group Climate (WGClimate)

-      Space Agency statement to SBSTA 49 and preparations for COP-24

-      GCOS and ECV Inventory gap analysis

Jörg Schulz, WGClimate Chair (EUMETSAT)

2.3

11:00 – 11:10

10 min

CEOS Chair Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Workshop

-      Interfaces Between CEOS Agencies and the GHG Monitoring System

-      Laying the foundation for an international effort on CO2 and GHG monitoring system

Mark Dowell, CEOS Chair Team (COM)

2.4

11:10 – 11:25

15 min

CEOS Carbon Strategy

-      Carbon data portal prototype

-      Cal/Val and production of biomass products

-      Colombia Data Cube prototype

-      CGMS coordination

Mark Dowell, CEOS Chair Team (COM)

2.5

11:25 – 11:40

15 min

AC-VC GHG White Paper

 

David Crisp, AC-VC (NASA)

2.6

11:40 – 11:50

10 min

IPCC Guidelines

-      2019 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

JAXA TBC

2.7

11:50 – 12:20

30 min

Discussion Time

-      Confirmation of next steps that need to be completed before CEOS and GEO Plenaries

-      Plenary decisions recommended/required

All

Lunch: 12:20 – 1:20, 60 minutes

Session 3:  Data

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Time

Duration

Topic

Presenter

3.1

1:20 – 1:30

10 min

Session Introduction

Steve Volz, SIT Chair (NOAA)

3.2

1:30 – 1:40

10 min

CEOS Chair FDA Workshop

Martin Ditter (COM)

3.3

1:40 – 2:00

20 min

Future Data Architecture (FDA)

-      Continuity

-      Next Steps

Nic Hanowski, FDA AHT Co-Lead (ESA)

3.4

2:00 – 2:15

15 min

Analysis Ready Data (ARD)

-      Joint meeting outcomes

-      CARD4L and Data processing with connections to LEO-GEO (SIT 33-14)

-      CEOS ARD Strategy and LSI-VC-5-13

Jenn Lacey, LSI-VC Co-Lead (USGS)TBA

3.5

2:15 – 2:30

15 min

Working Group on Information Systems and Services (WGISS)

-      WGISS activities in support of ARD generation and delivery

Mirko Albani, WGISS Chair (ESA)

3.6

2:30 – 2:50

20 min

Data Cubes

-      CEOS, Open Data Cube, and other Data Exploitation Platforms

-      ARD Requirements

Brian Killough, SEO (NASA)

3.7

2:50 – 3:00

10 min

Working Group on Calibration and Validation (WGCV)

-      WGCV activities in support of FDA and ARD

Kurt Thome, WGCV Chair (NASA)

3.8

3:00 – 3:30

30 min

Discussion Time

-      Confirmation of next steps that need to be completed before CEOS and GEO Plenaries

-      Plenary decisions recommended/required

All

Coffee Break: 3:30 – 3:45, 15 minutes

Session 4:  User Engagement Activities

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Time

Duration

Topic

Presenter

4.1

3:45 – 3:55

10 min

SIT Chair Introduction

Steve Volz, SIT Chair (NOAA)

4.2

3:55 – 4:10

15 min

Support to SDGs

Marc Paganini, SDG AHT Co-Lead (ESA)

4.3

4:10 – 4:25

15 min

Observations for Disasters

-      Expansion of GEO-DARMA Flood Pilot to Lower Mekong  (SIT 33-03)

Simona Zoffoli, WGDisasters Chair (ASI)

4.4

4:25 – 4:40

15 min

Observations for Forests

-      Support to GFOI Phase 2

-      GFOI Data Component

-      Discussion on structure and capacity

Osamu Ochiai, GFOI Lead for CEOS (JAXA)

4.5

4:40 – 4:55

15 min

Observations for Agriculture

-      GEOGLAM Requirements Summary

-      CEOS GEOGLAM AHWG Strategic Response Plan

Brad Doorn, GEOGLAM AHWG Co-Lead (NASA)

4.6

4:55 – 5:20

25 min

Discussion Time

-      Confirmation of next steps that need to be completed before CEOS and GEO Plenaries

-      Plenary decisions recommended/required

All

4.7

5:20 – 5:40

20 min

Wrap-up

-      Day one summary

-      Day two preview

Steve Volz, SIT Chair (NOAA)

Adjourn: 5:40

Hosted Dinner:  7:15 – 9:45

Full details to be provided

  • Dress: Casual/”rustic” (no business attire allowed)
  • Cuisine: French
  • Transportation:
    • Bus pick-up at Prinz Heinrich Hotel (downtown Darmstadt) at 6:30
    • Bus pick-up at Best Western Plaza Hotel (near EUMETSAT) at 6:45
    • Travel to destination ~25 minutes

Friday, September 14th, 2018 – Day 2

Sessions: Oceans and Freshwater; VC, WG, and AHT Sustainability; Partnerships; and, Work Planning and Close.

Location: Council Room/STG-AFG

Registration: 8:30 – 9:00

Session 5:  Oceans and Water Cycle

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Time

Duration

Topic

Presenter

5.1

9:00 – 9:10

10 min

Session Introduction

Steve Volz, SIT Chair (NOAA)

5.2

9:10 – 9:20

10 min

Advancement of the COVERAGE Initiative

Vardis Tsontos, COVERAGE (NASA)

5.3

9:20 – 9:30

10 min

SST-VC

-      Tangible outcomes

-      Plenary decisions required

Anne O’Carroll, SST-VC Co-Lead (EUMETSAT)

5.4

9:30 – 9:40

10 min

OST-VC

-      Tangible outcomes

-      Plenary decisions required

Remko Scharroo, OST-VC Co-Lead (EUMETSAT)

5.5

9:40 – 9:50

10 min

OSVW-VC

-      Tangible outcomes

-      Plenary decisions required

Stefanie Linow, OSVW-VC Co-Lead (EUMETSAT)

5.6

9:50 – 10:00

10 min

OCR-VC

-      Tangible outcomes

-      In consultation with LSI-VC, update on Water Feasibility Study (SIT 33-08)

-      Plenary decisions required

Ewa Kwiatkowska, OCR-VC Co-Lead (EUMETSAT)

5.7

10:00 – 10:10

10 min

P-VC

-      Tangible outcomes

-      Plenary decisions required

Steve Neeck, P-VC Co-Lead (NASA)

5.8

10:10 – 10:20

10 min

Freshwater from Space

-      Workshop plans update

TBC, SIT Vice Chair

5.9

10:20 – 10:50

30 min

Discussion Time

-      Confirmation of next steps that need to be completed before CEOS and GEO Plenaries

-      Plenary decisions recommended/required

All

Coffee Break: 10:50 – 11:05, 15 minutes

Session 6:  VC, WG, and AHT Sustainability

 

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Time

Duration

Topic

Presenter

6.1

11:05 – 11:15

10 min

Session Introduction

-      Tangible outcomes

-      Optimization of resource utilization

-      Consistency and efficiency

-       Mission Planning inputs

Steve Volz, SIT Chair (NOAA)

6.2

11:15– 11:35

20 min

CEOS Resources Utilization

-      Actions SIT 33-01 and SIT 33-05

Steve Volz, SIT Chair (NOAA)

6.3

11:35 – 11:55

20 min

Ad hoc Team (AHT) Lifecycles

-      Mandate renewal and reporting

-      Coordination prior to Plenary decision

-       SDCG, GEOGLAM AHWG, FDA AHT, SDG AHT

-       Action SIT 33-11

Stephen Ward, SIT Chair Team

6.4

11:55 – 12:20

25 min

Discussion Time

-      Resource limitation

-      Confirmation of next steps that need to be completed before CEOS and GEO Plenaries

-      Plenary decisions recommended/required

All

         

Lunch: 12:20 – 1:20, 60 minutes

Session 7:  Partnerships

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Time

Duration

Topic

Presenter

7.1

1:20 – 1:30

10 min

Session Introduction

Steve Volz, SIT Chair (NOAA)

7.2

1:30 – 1:40

10 min

Engagement with GEO

-      Work Programme

-      Priorities: Climate, Disasters, SDGs

-      GEO-XV Plenary

Kerry Sawyer, SIT Chair (NOAA)

 

7.3

1:40 – 1:55

15 min

Engagement with CGMS

CGMS Secretariat (EUMETSAT) TBA

7.4

1:55 – 2:10

15 min

GEO-LEO Activities Update

-      (SIT 33-15 and SIT 33-16)

Dan Lindsey (NOAA)

7.5

2:10 – 2:20

10 min

WGCapD Capacity Building Activities

Nancy Searby, WGCapD Vice Chair (NASA)

7.6

2:20 – 2:50

30 min

Discussion Time

-      Confirmation of next steps that need to be completed before CEOS and GEO Plenaries

-      Plenary decisions recommended/required

All

 

Session 8:  Work Planning and Closing

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Time

Duration

Topic

Presenter

8.1

2:50 – 3:00

10 min

Session Introduction

Steve Volz, SIT Chair (NOAA)

8.2

3:00 – 3:15

15 min

Work Planning

-      CEOS 2019 process improvements

-      Linkages to GEO Work Programme

Steven Hosford, CEO (ESA/CNES)

8.3

3:15 – 3:40

25 min

Plenary Decision Items

-      VC/WG/AHT consistency and efficiencies

-      Others as arising

Steve Volz, SIT Chair (NOAA), CEOS Chair TBC

8.4

3:40 – 3:55

15 min

AOB

All

8.5

3:55 – 4:05

10 min

Review of Actions

-      Highlight Workshop actions to Plenary

SIT Chair Team

8.6

4:05 – 4:15

10 min

Incoming CEOS Chair Objectives

Pham Anh Tuan, Incoming CEOS Chair (VNSC

8.7

4:15 – 4:20

5 min

CEOS Plenary Preparations

CEOS Chair TBC

8.8

4:20 – 4:30

10 min

SIT Chair Closing Remarks

Steve Volz, SIT Chair (NOAA)

Adjourn: 4:30