30th CEOS Plenary

*Registration closes September 30, 2016
Event Dates: October 31st - November 2nd, 2016

REGISTRATION NOTE: This is a closed event. Unless specifically invited by the CEOS Chair, all attendees must attend on behalf of a CEOS Agency.

Hosted By: CSIRO

Location: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia

Note: If you wish to organize a side meeting, please fill out the Side Meeting Request Form

Draft Meeting Prospectus


  • Helpful Travel & Accommodation Information
  • The deadline for booking a negotiated ‘CEOS rate’ with our preferred hotel accommodation providers is September 28th, 2016. 
  • Decent accommodation books out quickly in Brisbane, so please make your reservations as early as possible. 



Sunday 30th Monday 31st Tuesday 1st Wednesday 2nd Thursday 3rd

Side Meeting Day


Side Meeting Day


Day 1


Day 2

Town Hall Event


  • Troika #1
  • SEC-216
  • Water Constellation Feasability Study
  • European Coordination Meeting
  • NASA Bilaterals
  • SDGs
  • Future Data Architectures
  • GA/CSIRO/BoM Bilaterals
  • JAXA Bilaterals
  • Core Plenary Business
  • Future Data Architectures
  • Non-meteorological Applications
  • Climate Session


  • Thematic Acquisition Strategy Session
  • Key Stakeholder Initiatives Session
  • VC & WG Session
  • Other CEOS Business
  • Closing Session
  • Troika #2
  Icebreaker Reception    

Side Meetings

Side meetings will take place on  Monday, October 31st and Sunday, October 30th (if needed). Please fill out the Side Meeting Request Form to request time and space to hold a side meeting.

The deadline for side meeting requests is Friday 9th September. 

Social Events

The following events will be hosted by CSIRO. Details will be provided as soon as possible.

  • Icebreaker Monday, October 31st, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC)
  • Reception dinner Tuesday, November 1st, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

You are also invited to join STEMx, to be held on Thursday 3rd November at the same venue as the Plenary. This free event, organised by the Queensland Surveying and Spatial Association, with support from the Queensland Government, CSIRO, CEOS, Geoscience Australia and others, is aimed at promoting collaboration, innovation, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and the spatial industry. A number of eminent colleagues from the CEOS community will be presenting through an interactive Q&A panel discussion, which is scheduled for early in the day’s programme. Please visit www.stemx.events to register and find out more.