31st CEOS Plenary

Event Dates: October 18th - 20th, 2017

Location: Rapid City, South Dakota, USA31st-CEOS-Plenary

Hosted by: The United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Group Photo | Drone Photo | Drone Video

CEOS 31st Plenary in the News: 

Agenda: PDF | DOC

Meeting Information Guide

 

Rapid City and Black Hills Area Maps

 

Week at a Glance

Tuesday, October 17th

Wednesday, October 18th

Thursday, October 19th

Friday, October 20th

Saturday, October 21st

EROS Center Visit in Sioux Falls (optional)

  • Transport from hotel(s) to EROS Center
  • Tour EROS Center (8am)
  • Transport to Rapid City (late-morning)

Side Meetings

Room:

Salon B/C

08:30-09:00

Troika

(CSIRO, USGS, COM, ESA, MOAA)

09:00-10:00

CEOS SEC-229

10:00 – 11:00

CEOS Data Cube

 [ Agenda ]

11:00 – 12:00

LSI-VC

12:00 – 13:00

SDG-AHT

Room:

Salon G/H

15:00-16:00

WGCapD

Morning 09:00 – 13:00

Core Plenary Business

·   CEOS Chair Introduction

·   30th CEOS Plenary Actions

·   CEOS 3-Year Work Plan Annual Update

Climate Session

·   Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) Inventory

·   GCOS IP Space Agency Response

·   COP23 CEOS/CGMS Presence

·   SBSTA 47 Space Agency Statement

·   WGClimate Vice-Chair Nomination

·   Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Update

Carbon Session

·   CEOS Carbon Strategy Actions

·   AC-VC Greenhouse Gas Constellation

·   2019 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

·   GFOI/SDCG

·   Synthesis of Carbon Observations Discussions in CGMS

·   Broader Coordination of Carbon Observations

Afternoon 14:00 – 17:30

Agency and Partner Updates

·   GEO Update

·   GEO Programme Board Report

·   GEO-XIV Plenary Preparations

·   GEO Executive Committee Report

·   International Financial Institutions (IFIs)

·   Agency Reports

Agriculture Session

·   GEOGLAM

Disasters Session

·   WGDisasters

·   GEO-DARMA

Morning 08:30 – 12:20

Water Session

·   Overview of Existing Water Activities and CEOS Engagement

·   Feasibility Study on Satellite Missions/Instruments Focused on Water Quality Measurements

·   Priorities and Way Forward for CEOS

EO Data Access, Delivery & Interoperability Session

·   FDA Strategy

·   CEOS Data Cube + FDA Pilot Outcomes

·   CEOS Analysis Ready Data (ARD)

·   FDA Way Forward

·   Moderate Resolution Interoperability (MRI) Initiative

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

·   SDG-AHT

·   CEOS Agency SDG Activities

Afternoon 13:30 – 17:30

WGs and VCs

·   WGISS, WGCV, WGCapD

·   Virtual Constellation Issues, Discussions, Decisions

·   LSI-VC / SDCG / GEOGLAM Coordination

Other CEOS Business

·   MIM Database

·   SEO Report

Closing Session

·   CEOS Ad-Hoc Teams Continuation

·   SIT Chair Handover

·   CEO Handover

·   2019 CEOS Chair Recommendation and Decision

·   Future CEOS Chairs Discussion

·   CEOS Chair Handover

·   CEOS Chair Priorities for 2018

·   Plenary Decisions and Actions

Excursions (optional)

  • Black Hills Tour  (8am- 3pm) – Lunch provided
  • Evening Bus Trip to Deadwood Tour (5pm – 10pm) – Dinner non-hosted 


Agenda

Thursday, October 19th – Plenary Day 1

08:00 – Registration

Session 1: Core Business

1.1 09:00

CEOS Chair Introduction

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Plenary Themes
  • Tour de Table

F. Kelly

CEOS Chair

1.2 09:20

30th CEOS Plenary Actions Status [ Presentation ]

J. Ross CEO
1.3 09:35 CEOS 3-Year Work Plan Annual Update Schedule & CEOS Work Plan Action Status Overview [ Presentation ] [ Work Plan Status ] J. Ross CEO
Session 2: Climate
2.1  

 [ Presentation ]

  • GCOS IP Space Agency Response (For Information) [ Document
  • SBSTA 47 Space Agency Statement (For Information) [ Document ]
  • COP23 CEOS/CGMS Presence (For Discussion/ Decision)
  • Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) Inventory
    • Way Forward on Gap Analysis Report and Coordinated Action Plan (For Information/Discussion)
  • Perspective for the Next Two Years (For Information/Discussion)
  • WGClimate Vice-Chair Nomination (For Decision)

CEOS-WP: Section 3.1, Obj/Del: CMRS-14 – CMRS-21

P. Lecomte & J. Schulz

CEOS-CGMS WGClimate

2.2  

Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) – Facilitating Data Transfer and Free Accessibility [ Presentation ]

C. Richter

GCOS

10.35 – Break & Photo

Session 3: Carbon

3.1 11:00

CEOS Carbon Strategy Action Status (For Information) [ Presentation ]

CEOS-WP: Section 3.2, Obj/Del: CARB-13/14/16/19

M. Dowell

COM

3.2 11:20

AC-VC Greenhouse Gas Constellation

Interim White Paper (For Information) [ Presentation ]

CEOS-WP: Section 3.2, 3.8; Obj/Del: CARB-12, VC-3

B. Veihelmann /

M. Dowell / D. Crisp

AC-VC

3.3 11:40

2019 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories [ Presentation ]

  • MOE/NIES Methodology (For Information)
  • CEOS Review; Way Forward (For Discussion)

CEOS-WP: Section 3.2, Obj/Del: CARB-17

A. Suzuki

JAXA

3.4 12:00

GFOI/SDCG Report (For Information) [ Presentation ] [ 2016 Global Baseline Implementation Report ]

CEOS-WP: Section 3.2, Obj/Del: CARB-4/5

G. Fosnight /

S. Ward

SDCG

3.5 12:20 Synthesis of Carbon Observations Discussions in CGMS [ Presentation ]

J. Schulz

EUMETSAT

3.6 12:40 Broader Coordination of Carbon Observations [ Presentation ]

M. Dowell

COM

13:00 – Lunch

Session 4: Agency and Partner Updates

4.1 14:00 ROSCOSMOS [ Presentation ]

T. Ganina

4.2 14:05 GEO Update [ Presentation ]

B. Ryan

GEO

4.3  14:15  GEO Programme Board Report [ Report ]

J. Ross

CEO

4.4  14:20 

GEO-XIV Plenary Preparations and Inputs

CEOS Statement to GEO-XIV (For Decision)

[ Presentation ] [ Draft Statement ] [ EO & Public Policy Document ]

J. Ross

CEO

4.5 14:25 GEO Executive Committee Report [ Presentation ]

S. Briggs

SIT Chair

4.6  14:35

International Financial Institutions (IFIs) [ Presentation ]

  • 1-Page Statement on EO and Overseas Development Aid (ODA) (For Endorsement) [ Word | PDF ]
  • Action to Develop the Supporting Document of Examples for the Statement on EO and ODA (For Decision)

S. Briggs

SIT Chair

4.7 14:55  NOAA [ Presentation ]

S. Volz

4.8 15:00  NASA [ Presentation ]

M. Freilich

4.9 15:05 

EUMETSAT [ Presentation ]

A. Ratier

4.10 15:10

UKSA [ Presentation ]

C. Mealing-Jones

4.11 15:15

Australian Government Agency Update

A. Held

4.12 15:20

European Commission [ Presentation ]

M. Facchini

4.13 15:25 

ESA [ Presentation ]

J. Aschbacher 
4.14 15:30

USGS [ Presentation ]

F.Kelly
4.15 15:35

NSMC/CMA [ Presentation ]

J. Yang
4.16 15:40

ASI [ Presentation ]

L. Candela
4.17 15:45

JAXA [ Presentation ]

A. Suzuki
4.18 15:50

ISRO [ Presentation ]

R. Kumar
4.19 15:55

CNES [ Presentation ]

J. Lambin

16:00 – Break

Session 5: Agriculture

5.1 16:20 

GEOGLAM [ Presentation ]

  • Status Report (For Information) [ Scope of Work ]
  • Renewal of the CEOS-GEOGLAM ad hoc Working Group (For Decision)

CEOS-WP: Section 3.3, Obj/Del: AGRI-4/8/9

B. Doorn

CEOS-GEOGLAM 

ad hoc WG Co-Lead

Session 6: Disasters    

6.1 16:40

WGDisasters [ Presentation ]  [ Items for Decision and Reference ]

  • Disaster Risk Management Pilot Initiative Final Reports (For Decision)
  • Report on Follow-on Actions for the Volcano and Seismic DRM Pilots (For Decision)
  • Recovery Observatory Operational Plan (For Decision)
  • GEO GSNL Proposal (Southern Andes and Virunga Volcanoes Supersites) and Biennial Reports (Ecuador and New Zealand Supersites) (For Decision)
  • New WGDisasters Vice-Chair (For Decision)
  • Geohazards Lab Implementation Plan (For Decision)

CEOS-WP: Section 3.4, Obj/Del: DIS-10/12/13/15

S. Chalifoux

WGDisasters Chair

6.2  17:00 

GEO-DARMA [ Presentation ]

  • Status Report (For Information)

CEOS-WP: Section 3.4, Obj/Del: DIS-15

I. Petiteville

Lead Coordinator for GEO-DARMA

17:20 – Adjourn

Friday, October 20th – Plenary Day 2

Session 7: Water

7.1 08:30

Overview of Ongoing Efforts in the Water/Ocean Space (GEO/CEOS Water Strategies, AquaWatch, GEOGLOWS, Blue Planet, COVERAGE, UN GOOS, SDGs, etc.) (For Information)

[ Presentation ]

CEOS-WP: Section 3.5, Obj/Del: WAT-4

K. Sawyer

SIT Vice-Chair Team

7.2  08:50

Feasibility Study on Satellite Missions/Instruments Focused on Water Quality Measurements (For Information)

[ Presentation ]

CEOS-WP: Section 3.5, Obj/Del: WAT-3

A. Held / T. Cecere 
7.3 09:00 

Way Forward [ Presentation ]

  • Water Coordination Planning Workshop Plan [ Document ] (For Endorsement)
  • Discussion 
CEOS Chair  / All

Session 8: Earth Observation (EO) Data Access, Delivery, and Interoperability

8.1 09:30

Future Data Architectures (FDA) Strategy (For Information)

Strategic Discussion Paper ]  [ Presentation ]  [ Video ]

CEOS-WP: Section 3.6, Obj/Del: FDA-1/6

S. Labahn /

A. Held /

N. Hanowski

FDA-AHT

8.2 09:50

CEOS Data Cube (CDC) (For Information) + FDA Pilot Outcomes (For Information) [ Presentation ]

CEOS-WP: Section 3.2, 3.3, 3.6; Obj/Del: CARB-18, AGRI-8, FDA-2/3/4/5

B. Killough SEO /

FDA-AHT

10:10 – Break   

8.3 10.40

CEOS Analysis Ready Data for Land (CARD4L) Status (For Information) [ Presentation ]

Broader CEOS ARD Strategy (For Discussion)

CEOS-WP: Section 3.6, 3.8; Obj/Del: FDA-7, VC-27

A. Lewis

LSI-VC

8.4 11:00 

FDA Way Forward in the CEOS Structure / Work Plan (For Discussion and Decision)

CEOS-WP: Section 3.6, Obj/Del: FDA-6

S. Labahn /

A. Held /

N. Hanowski

FDA-AHT

8.5 11:20 

Moderate Resolution Interoperability (MRI) Initiative

  • MRI Framework (For Information) [ Document ] [ Presentation ]
  • Continuation of MRI Initiative (For Information)

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

G. Fosnight

LSI-VC

Session 9: UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

9.1 11:40

SDG-AHT [ Presentation ]

  • Report on: Compendium of Existing CEOS Agencies’ Engagement and Activities in the SDG Framework (For Information)
  • Implementation Plan (For Information) [ Document ]
  • Renewal of the SDG-AHT (For Decision)

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

A. Held

SDG-AHT

12:00 – Lunch     

 

Session 10: Working Groups & Virtual Constellations

10.1 13:30

WGISS [ Presentation ]

  • Future Data Architectures (FDA) Themes Aligned to WGISS Priorities (For Discussion)
  • CEOS Carbon Data Portal (For Discussion)
  • ECV/CDR Discovery and Access Through WGISS Systems (For Discussion)
  • WGISS Vice-Chair Vacancy (For Decision)

CEOS-WP: Section 3.2, 3.6, 3.7; Obj/Del: CARB-15, FDA-6, DATA-9

A. Mitchell

WGISS Chair

10.2 13:50 WGCV [ Presentation ]

K. Thome

WGCV Chair

10.3 14:10

WGCapD [ Presentation ]

  • Exploring Support to Other WGs (For Discussion)
  • Chair Handover
  • WGCapD Vice-Chair Vacancy (For Discussion)

CEOS-WP: Section 3.7, Obj/Del: CB-22

P. Sibandze WGCapD Chair

10.4 14:30

Virtual Constellation Issues, Discussions, Decisions

Presentation ]

  • CEOS Work Plan VC Action Status (CEO)
  • Sea Surface Temperature Passive Microwave Radiometer Continuity (Discussion, 10 mins)

J-L. Fellous

SIT Chair Team

10.5 15:20 LSI-VC / SDCG / GEOGLAM Coordination Recommendations [ Presentation ]

S. Ward

SIT Chair Team

15:40 – Break

Session 11: Other CEOS Business

11.1 16:00

Missions, Instruments, and Measurements (MIM) Database Report (For Information) [ Presentation ]

CEOS-WP: Section 3.7, Obj/Del: CB-10

I. Petiteville

ESA

11.2 16:10 Systems Engineering Office (SEO) Report (For Information) [ Presentation ]

B. Killough

SEO

Session 12: Closing Business

12.1

16:20

Recap of Decisions on One-Year Extensions of the CEOS Ad-Hoc Teams and WG Leadership Succession [ Presentation ]

F. Kelly

CEOS Chair

12.2

16:25

SIT Chair Handover

  • Incoming SIT Chair Priorities Presentation [ Presentation ]

S. Briggs

SIT Chair

 

S. Volz

SIT Vice-Chair

12.3

16:40

SIT Vice-Chair Nomination (For Decision) [ Presentation ]

A. Held

12.4

16:50

CEO Handover

J. Ross: Outgoing CEO

 

S. Hosford: Incoming CEO

12.5

16:55

Future CEOS Chairs (For Discussion) [ Presentation ]

F. Kelly

CEOS Chair

12.6

17:00

CEOS Chair Handover

F. Kelly

2017 CEOS Chair

M. Facchini

2018 CEOS Chair Representative

12.7

17:05

2018 CEOS Chair Presentation

  • 2018 Plenary Video [ Video ]

M. Facchini

2018 CEOS Chair Representative

12.8

17:20

2017 CEOS Plenary Decisions and Actions Recap [ Presentation ]

F. Kelly

2017 CEOS Chair

12.9

17:40

Closing Remarks

F. Kelly

2017 CEOS Chair

17:45 — Adjourn

Closed SEC/Troika Meetings

Location: Dakota Ballroom

17:55

230th CEOS Secretariat Meeting (SEC-230)

Chaired by COM

18:25

Troika Meeting #2 (USGS, COM, VAST, NOAA)

Chaired by COM

18:45 — Adjourn