LSI-VC-6

Event Dates: September 5th - 7th, 2018

 

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Location: Joint Research Centre, Ispra (Italy)

Hosted By: European Commission

Meeting Minutes & Actions: PDF | DOC

 


Objectives

The sixth meeting of the LSI-VC is again held alongside meetings of the SDCG for GFOI and CEOS-GEOGLAM ad hoc WG, reflecting the agreed importance of collaboration between these three groups in order for CEOS to have a more holistic approach to land surface imaging activities.

This agenda covers the LSI-VC-6 portions of the meeting week only, with the joint session agenda being covered in a separate document. Objectives specific to the LSI-VC-6 component are as follows:

CARD4L Product Family Specifications (PFS) [FDA-07, VC-31, VC-33] 

  • Review the overall status and outlook for the PFS.
  • The new Synthetic Aperture Radar PFS will be presented for discussion.
  • Discuss and resolve the issue regarding the choice between land surface temperature and surface brightness temperature as the basis of the associated PFS.
  • Noting that the agreed annual update of the PFS (if necessary) is planned to take place at LSI-VC-7 in February 2019, initiate the revision process by presenting possible updates for discussion, and agree steps to take us through to the endorsement of revisions (if any) in early 2019.

CARD4L Product Assessments [VC-32]

  • Review progress of and lessons learned through action LSI-VC-5-06 (piloting the CARD4L production and assessment process).
  • Discuss the CARD4L self-assessment processes presented by agencies (expected as an output from action LSI-VC-5-06).
  • Discuss and agree the role of WGCV in the peer review of data providers’ self-assessments, and agree how the LSI-VC and WGCV cooperation on product assessments will work in practice.
  • Agree actions for the finalisation of the CARD4L Product Assessment Framework and self-assessment process.

CEOS ARD Promotion [VC-34]

  • Discuss how the promotion, discovery and access of CARD4L could be further improved and, if possible, agree actions that could be put into motion to achieve this.

GEO-LEO 

  • Review proof of concept example in support of action SIT-33-14.
  • Discuss any concerns or additional recommendations related to the proposed GEO-LEO example.
  • Agree on the incorporation of any additional recommendations and the GEO-LEO example plans
    for presentation at SIT TW.

Moderate Resolution Interoperability (MRI) [VC-30, VC-36]

  • A discussion is needed around:
    • The MRI requirements in the CEOS Work Plan;
    • How the MRI activities underway (bilaterally) align with the CEOS Work Plan tasks on this topic;
    • Resources available for MRI, potential participation, targets, and the identification of a lead for the MRI CEOS Work Plan tasks.

Other Matters 

  • LSI-VC team status
  • Preparation for LSI-VC-7/8

Each session will include a review of the relevant CEOS Work Plan tasks (noted in italics above) and document any adjustments that may be needed for the next revision of the CEOS Work Plan.

Agenda, Presentation Files

Wednesday 5 September

Session 1: Welcome and Introductions

09:30

Welcome and Introductions

  • Review of meeting objectives
  • Roundtable of introductions

LSI-VC Leads

09:50

Action Review [presentation]

  • LSI-VC-5

M. Steventon

Session 2: CARD4L Product Family Specifications (PFS) & Product Assessments

10:00

Review the overall status and outlook for the PFS [presentation]

  • Present possible updates for discussion
  • Discussion to resolve the issue regarding the choice between land surface temperature and surface brightness temperature as the basis of the associated PFS.
  • Agree steps to take us through to the endorsement of revisions (if any) in early 2019

A. Siqueira, D. Ghent

10:45

Discussion:

  • Review CEOS Work Plan tasks FDA-07, VC-31 and VC-33
  • Document adjustments that may be needed for the next revision of the CEOS Work Plan

Moderator: M. Steventon

10:55

Reports from agencies/individuals piloting the CARD4L production and/or assessment process in response to LSI-VC-5-06 (10 mins each):

 

11:25 – Break (15 mins)

11:40

New Synthetic Aperture Radar PFS [presentation]

  • Presentation (15 mins)
  • Discussion (25 mins)

T. Tadono / A. Rosenqvist

12:20

Continued… Reports from agencies/individuals piloting the CARD4L production and/or assessment process in response to LSI-VC-5-06 (10 mins each):

 

12:55

WGCV Report on CARD4L Product Assessment Peer Reviews [presentation]

K. Thome

13:15 – Lunch (60 mins)

14:15

Discussion:

  • On the CARD4L self-assessment processes presented.
  • On the role of WGCV in the peer review of data providers’ self-assessments, and how the LSI-VC and WGCV cooperation on product assessments will work in practice.
  • Agree actions for the finalisation of the CARD4L Product Assessment Framework and self-assessment process.

Moderator: J. Lacey

15:00

Discussion:

  • Review CEOS Work Plan task VC-32
  • Document adjustments that may be needed for the next revision of the CEOS Work Plan

Moderator: M. Steventon

Session 3: CEOS ARD Promotion

15:20

Discussion:

  • Review CEOS Work Plan task VC-34 and the various outputs produced in this direction (e.g., ARD stocktake, CARD4L information notes, CARD4L flyers, CEOS ARD website, etc.)
  • How could we better promote CARD4L to potential users, data producers, and data hosts?
  • How could the discovery and access of CARD4L be further improved?
  • Agree actions that could be put into motion to achieve greater promotion, discovery and access of CARD4L.
  • Agree adjustments needed to VC-34 in the next revision of the CEOS Work Plan.

Moderator: A. Lewis

16:15 – Break (15 mins)

Session 4: GEO-LEO

16:30

Review Application Case Study using CARD4L from Multiple GEO and LEO Satellites [presentation]

K. Gallo

16:45

Discussion on:

  • Any concerns or additional recommendations related to the proposed GEO-LEO example.
  • Agree on the incorporation of any additional recommendations and the GEO-LEO example plans
    for presentation at SIT TW.

Moderator: S. Labahn

17:30 – Adjourn

Friday 7 September

Session 5: Reaction to Thursday Joint Session

09:30

Recap of Thursday Joint Session + Discussion on Feedback Received

LSI-VC Leads

Session 6: Moderate Resolution Interoperability (MRI)

10:00

Discussion on:

[presentation]

  • MRI CEOS Work Plan tasks: VC-30, VC-36.
  • How the MRI activities underway (bilaterally) align with the CEOS Work Plan tasks on this topic.
  • Resources available for MRI, potential participation, targets, and the identification of a lead for the MRI CEOS Work Plan tasks.
  • Adjustments needed for the next revision of the CEOS Work Plan regarding MRI.

Moderator: S. Mecklenburg

11:00 – Break (10 mins)

Session 7: Other Matters

11:10

Discussion:

  • Preparation for LSI-VC-7/8

LSI-VC Leads

Session 8: Closing

11:40

Review of Actions

M. Steventon

11:50

Wrap-up

LSI-VC Leads

12:00 – Adjourn