SDCG-12

Event Dates: September 4th - 8th, 2017

 

The 12th Meeting of the Space Data Coordination Group for the Global Forest Observations Initiative 

Location: Frascati, Italy

Hosted By: ESA, European Space Research Institute (ESRIN)

Week at a Glance

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Logistics

Agenda (v.08): Excel | PDF ]

Monday, September 4th, 2017

MORNING: 

  • GFOI Early Warning Task Force [agenda]
  • GOFC-GOLD Multi-sensor near-real time forest monitoring [presentation]
# Item Presenter(s) Duration Start End Notes
1 Welcome and Introductions
Session objectives and background [presentation]
S Ward 15 13:30 13:45  
2 Summary from of GFOI Early Warning Task Force AM session A Rosenqvist or TF Rapporteur 15 13:45 14:00  
3 JJ-FAST overview Masato Hayashi (JAXA) 20 14:00 14:20 Via GoToMeeting
4 INPE DETER (TBC) INPE (by A Rosenqvist) 10 14:20 14:30  
5 GFW and WRI Early Warning Activities [presentation – 62MB] Rachael Petersen, Mikaela Weisse 20 14:30 14:50  
6 GOFC-GOLD heritage in EW activities [presentation] J Reiche 20 14:50 15:10  
7 Quick tour of space agencies present on heritage & interest in an EW collaboration through GFOI All 20 15:10 15:30  
  Break   15 15:30 15:45  
8 Recap of GFOI ALERT discussions  S Ward 10 15:45 15:55  
9 Discussion on a viable GFOI activity, its components and the CEOS role and capacity  All 30 15:55 16:25  
  User Needs; Guidance; supporting R&D; demo; data possibilities        
10 Data Cube Support to GFOI Early Warning Objectives [presentation] B Killough 10 16:25 16:35  
11 Closing Discussion
Next Steps and Way Forward
All 25 16:35 17:00  
  Adjourn     17:00    

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Session 2: Introduction | Session Chair: S Ward    

Session 2 Objectives:

Provide participants with a status update on GFOI and revisit the status of tasks and outcomes from the SDCG 3-Year (2017-2019) Work Plan across the four main work threads: baseline observations, GFOI Space Data Services, R&D, and GFOI Component Coordination and Country Engagement.

2. Revisit the status of tasks and outcomes from the SDCG 3-Year (2017-2019) Work Plan across the four main work threads: baseline observations, GFOI Space Data Services, R&D, and GFOI Component Coordination and Country Engagement.

# Item Presenter(s) Duration Start End Notes
12 Welcome and Introductions
– Agenda overview
FM Seifert 10 9:15 9:25  
13 GFOI Status Overview [presentation] S Ward 10 9:25 9:35  
14

2017-2019 Work Plan Outcomes Status Summary

SDCG-11 actions status [ Presentation ] [ SDCG-11 Action Status ]

G Dyke 10 9:35 9:45  

Session 3: Baseline Global Observation ScenarioSession Chair: FM Seifert    

Session 3 Objectives:
7. Review the implementation and status of the Global Baseline Strategy, and assess required updates.
11. Revisit progress of the various data stream specific coordination actions (e.g. INPE, CONAE, CNES, JAXA, etc.)
# Item Presenter(s) Duration Start End Notes
15

Session Overview

Status Overview of 3-Year Work Plan Tasks and Outcomes

FM Seifert 5 9:45 9:50  
16 Core Mission Status: Landsat [presentation]

  • Systematic global acquisitions and long-term archive
  • Support to GFOI requirements
E Fosnight 10 9:50 10:00 Core mission status presentations to SDCG should focus on GFOI requirements, whereas LSI-VC presentations should be institutionally focused.
17 Core Mission Status: Sentinel-1 and -2: [presentation]

  • Systematic global Acquisitions and long-term archive
  • Copernicus Global Land Service (GLS) REDD+ service
  • Support to GFOI requirements
  • Sentinel ARD for CEOS Pilots
FM Seifert 20 10:00 10:20 Core mission status presentations to SDCG should focus on GFOI requirements, whereas LSI-VC presentations should be institutionally focused.
18

Core Dataset Status: ALOS-2 PALSAR-2 [presentation]

Annual global 25m mosaics

A Rosenqvist 10 10:20 10:30  
19 Core Data Stream Status: SAOCOM [presentation] CONAE 10 10:30 10:40 Inputs being coordinated with CONAE.
20

COVE Report on CBERS-4 Coverage

Follow-up on letter to INPE

B Killough 10 10:40 10:50  
21

Discussion

Core data streams and data sets

All 25 10:50 11:15  
  Break   20 11:15 11:35  

Session 4: Space Data ServicesSession Chair: B Killough 

Session 4 Objectives:
Review and progress the implementation of the Space Data Services, including Data Cube pilots and outcomes.
9. Review and progress the implementation of the Space Data Services, including the Data Cube and pilot efforts.
# Item Presenter(s) Duration Start End Notes
22

Session Overview

Status Overview of 3-Year Work Plan Tasks and Outcomes

B Killough 10 11:35 11:45  
23 CEOS Data Cube

  • Overall status
  • Country pilots and new country interactions
  • COVE tool – new functionality
B Killough 45 11:45 12:30  
24 Discussion All 15 12:30 12:45  
  Lunch   60 12:45 13:45  
25 ALOS-2 ScanSAR data provision  (Presentation) S Ward or A Rosenqvist 15 13:45 14:00 On behalf of Shinichi Sobue
26 Discussion

  • Space Data Services implementation and pilots
  • SEPAL-Space Data Services connection
  • SDCG feedback on Data Cube tools
All 30 14:00 14:30  
  Break   20 14:30 14:50  

Session 5: Data Coordination TopicsSession Chair: G Fosnight   

Session 5 Objectives:
Discussion of CEOS data coordination topics around how the space agencies should approach GFOI Phase 2, and how SDCG should approach the apparent harmonisation with other land cover topics within CEOS (e.g. with LSI-VC and GEOGLAM). Update on FAO activities.
3. Confirmation of the role of the Space Data component for GFOI Phase 2.
4. Discussion to clarify SDCG’s position on and potential support to the Data User Advisory Group (DUAG).
8. Discuss of the follow-up to the Global Data Flows study in a dedicated joint session with the CEOS land community.
27 Report from GFOI Leads and FAO

  • General GFOI Phase 2 Update (on behalf of Leads)
  • Data User Advisory Group (DUAG)
  • SEPAL [presentation]
  • Other FAO activities
A Pekkarinen 40 14:50 15:30 Tom Harvey/GFOI Office to provide DUAG PPT to review, including criteria for a chair so SDCG could suggest names.
28 Discussion: Space Agency Approach to GFOI Phase 2 [presentation]

  • Future USG involvement
  • Evolving role of data coordination
  • DUAG
  • Closure of SDCG SEC
S Ward Discussion Lead 40 15:30 16:10  
29 Prep Discussion for Joint meeting with LSI-VC and GEOGLAM [presentation]

  • Objectives and topics
  • What to stress about Global Data Flows study
S Ward 30 16:10 16:40  
30 Closing Discussion All 20 16:40 17:00  
  Adjourn     17:00    
  ESA Staff bus to Frascati: 17:20, 18:15 and 19:00          

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

MORNING: Joint with LSI-VC-4 and GEOGLAM

Session 6: Element-3: Support to GFOI R&DSession Chair: A Rosenqvist   

Session 6 Objectives:
Discuss support to GFOI R&D component and their new Work Plan, interactions with GOFC-GOLD and research teams, and confirm agency plans for data supply in support of the Element 3 acquisition strategy. Consider, with the MGD component, the inclusion of a chapter on early warning in the MGD.
5. Discuss current data supply and future support to GFOI R&D component and their new Work Plan, and update the status of agency plans for data supply in support of the Element 3 acquisition strategy.
# Item Presenter(s) Duration Start End Notes
31 Session Overview [presentation]

  • Status Overview of 3-Year Work Plan Tasks and Outcomes
  • Element-3 document update summary
  • R&D group update on data provision status
A Rosenqvist 15 14:00 14:15  
32 Agency updates on data provision in support of the El-3 strategy ASI, CNES, CSA, DLR & JAXA agency reps 50 14:15 15:05  
33 Discussion

  • Futurewatch: NovaSAR [ppt], NISAR, BIOMASS [ppt] updates
  • Implementation/actions
  • Next Steps
All 25 15:05 15:30 Stephen and Ake to update on ‘Futurewatch’ missions.
  Break   20 15:30 15:50  

Session 7: CEOS Joint Topic – Detailed DiscussionSession Chair: S Ward    

Session 7 Objective:
Discuss how to interact with CEOS Future Data Architectures (FDA) activity, Analysis Ready Data (ARD) efforts, Moderate Resolution Interoperability (MRI), and/or Harmonised Landsat-Sentinel (HLS) efforts.
# Item Presenter(s) Duration Start End Notes
34 Discussion

  • CEOS Future Data Architectures
  • Analysis Ready Data
  • Moderate Resolution Imagery
  • Harmoinsed Landsat-Sentinel
All 60 15:50 16:50  
  Adjourn     16:50    
  ESA Staff bus to Frascati: 17:20, 18:15 and 19:00          
  Joint meeting bus.          
  Joint Meeting Dinner Ara Anua     20:00    
  http://www.ristorantearaanua.it/contatti/          

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Session 8: Review Joint Session DiscussionSession Chair: FM Seifert    

Session 8 Objectives:
1. Take the opportunity to engage with the broader CEOS land surface community on a range of topics including analysis ready data, sensor interoperability, pilot activities, global data flows, future data architectures, and land surface imaging requirements.
10. Review the outcomes of the joint sessions and discuss potential plans for future joint CEOS thematic coordination meetings.
# Item Presenter(s) Duration Start End Notes
35 Discussion

  • Joint meeting topics of relevance
  • Drafting of SDCG report to joint meeting
  • SDCG views on future coordination in CEOS and with LSI-VC
  • Implications for SDCG Work Plan 2018-2020
All 90 9:15 10:45 Finalise SDCG-12 report to joint meeting, to be 15 minutes on Friday morning
  Break   15 10:45 11:00  

Session 9: SDCG-12 Closing DiscussionsSession Chair: FM Seifert    

Session 9 Objectives:
Review SDCG-12 main conclusions and actions. Preparatory discussion for SIT Technical Workshop and CEOS Plenary.
12. Prepare required SDCG inputs for SIT Technical Workshop and CEOS Plenary.
36 Extra Discussion time All 60 11:00 12:00  
37 Review of Main SDCG-12 Discussion Points and Outcomes [presentation] S Ward, All 15 12:00 12:15  
38 Future Meetings

  • SDCG-13 and SDCG-14
  • GFOI Pleanry 2018
All 15 12:15 12:30  
39 Discussion

  • SIT Technical Workshop Inputs
  • CEOS Plenary Inputs
All 15 12:30 12:45  
40 Review of SDCG-12 Actions S Ward, All 10 12:45 12:55  
41 Closing Remarks FM Seifert 5 12:55 13:00  
  Adjourn / Lunch   60 13:00 14:00  

AFTERNOON: Joint with LSI-VC-4 and GEOGLAM

Friday, September 8th, 2017

MORNING: Joint with LSI-VC-4 and GEOGLAM