Event Dates: July 20th - 22nd, 2016


The 2nd Meeting of the CEOS Land Surface Imaging Virtual Constellation (LSI-VC)

Hosted by: The United States Geological Survey

Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

Venue: The Renaissance LAX Hotel.

The second meeting of the renewed LSI-VC is an opportunity to review our initial course and achievements, further the definition of working subgroups and delegate tasks accordingly, and to ensure that we are on track to deliver the expected results at the 2016 SIT Technical Workshop and CEOS Plenary. Key discussion topics will include:

  • The CEOS Land Surface Imaging Analysis-Ready Data definition;
  • LSI-VC activities in support of the CEOS Strategy for Carbon Observations from Space; and,
  • The LSI-VC Work Plan.

The meeting will take place over 2.5 days, facilitating travel on the Friday afternoon. A shuttle bus service between the airport and hotel is available upon request: +1 310 337 2800.

Please visit the Renaissance LAX Hotel website for more information about the venue.


Download a copy of the agenda here (v1.0).

Presentation Files

Agenda item:

#3: Review of LSI-VC-1 actions and group/subgroup status

#4: Introduction, review of ARD definition document

#5: FDA AHT report and expected recommendations for CEOS

#6: Land Product Characterization System

#7: European perspective on ARD

#8: Canadian perspective on ARD

#9: Atmospheric Correction Inter-comparison eXercise

#10: Discussion: ARD and the LSI-VC ARD strategy

#11: USGS gap analysis tools and processes / RCA-EO

#12: CEOS Information Systems for Gap Analyses

#13: Applying CEOS information systems (e.g. CEOS DB) to LSI gap analyses


#14: GEOGLAM requirements process

#17: Canadian Space Agency Activity Report

#18: ESA/Europe Activity Report

#19: USGS Activity Report

#20: NASA Activity Report

#20b: GA Activity Report

#21: Review of CEOS carbon commitments (CARB-08)

#21b: SEO inputs for the CEOS Carbon Actions

#22: SDCG/GFOI and the linkages to the Carbon Strategy and LSI-VC

#24: SEO Future Data Architecture (FDA) Activities

#26:  Long-term LSI-VC strategy and vision