SDCG-8

Event Dates: September 23rd - 25th, 2015

 

8th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Space Data Coordination Group (SDCG) for the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI)

Hosted by: The German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Location: Bonn, Germany

Agenda

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — Commercial EO Data Providers Session

Location: Meeting Room 318 “Leonardo da Vinci”

Objectives:

  • Exchanging views and information between CEOS Space Data Coordination Group in support of GFOI and commercial EO data providers.
  • Informing commercial data providers on the GFOI global baseline data strategy and related opportunities for commercial data providers.
  • Engaging commercial data providers in contributing to GFOI key science questions (R&D Plan) and service demonstration and pilot activities.
  • Exploring a collaborative and open contribution framework with commercial data providers, aiming at providing data streams complementary to the CEOS portfolio to support GFOI SDCG strategy elements 2 & 3.
Session 1: Introduction to GFOI and its EO Data Coordination Activities
Session Chairs: Frank Martin Seifert, Gene Fosnight 
# Item Presenter(s) Duration Start End Notes
  Registration and Coffee   30 8:30 9:00  
1 Welcome from DLR Rolf Densing, Program Director Space Administration, DLR 5 9:00 9:05  
2 Introductions, Objectives for Wednesday [presentation] Eugene (Gene) Fosnight 10 9:05 9:15  
3 Overview of GFOI [presentation] Frank Martin Seifert 30 9:15 9:45  
4 CEOS GFOI Space Data Strategy
– Element 1 (Global Baseline Data Acquisition) [presentation]
Stephen Ward 30 9:45 10:15  
5 Discussion and Initial Q&A All 15 10:15 10:30  
  Break   20 10:30 10:50  
6 Element 2 (Country specific Space Data Services)
– Strategy, Data Requirements [presentation]
Brian Killough 30 10:50 11:20  
7 Element 3 (Research & Development)
– Strategy, Data Requirements [presentation]
Ake Rosenqvist 30 11:20 11:50  
Session 2: Commercial EO Data Provider Activities Relevant to GFOI
Session Chair: Helmut Staudenrausch 
# Item Presenter(s) Duration Start End Notes
8 Airbus Defence and Space Germany Felicitas Poncet 20 11:50 12:10  
9 Airbus Defence and Space France Patrick Houdry 20 12:10 12:30  
  Lunch   60 12:30 13:30  
10 BlackBridge Marcus Apel 20 13:30 13:50  
11 GAF [Presentation] Jörn Reike 20 13:50 14:10  
12 Discussion and Q&A All 45 14:10 14:55  
Session 3: Discussion on Support to the 3 Data Strategy Elements
Session Chairs: Frank Martin Seifert, Gene Fosnight
# Item Presenter(s) Duration Start End Notes
13 Element 1 (Global Baseline Data Acquisition) [presentation]
– Discussion on potential contributions from commercial providers
– Discussion and Q&A
Eugene (Gene) Fosnight, Frank Martin Seifert 30 14:55 15:25  
  Break   20 15:25 15:45  
14 Element 2 (Country specific Space Data Services)
– Discussion on potential contributions from commercial providers
– Discussion and Q&A
Brian Killough 30 15:45 16:15  
15 Element 3 (Data Support to Research & Development)
– Discussion on potential contributions from commercial providers
– Discussion and Q&A
Ake Rosenqvist 30 16:15 16:45  
16 Wrap-up and Closing Frank Martin Seifert, Gene Fosnight 15 16:45 17:00  
  Adjourn     17:00    

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 — Day 1

Location: Meeting Room 318 “Leonardo da Vinci”

Objective: Revisit the status of tasks and outcomes from the SDCG Three-Year Work Plan across three of the work threads: baseline observations, GFOI Space Data Services, and R&D
Session 4: SDCG-8 Opening Session
Session Chair: H Staudenrausch    
# Item Presenter(s) Duration Start End Notes
  Registration and Coffee   30 8:30 9:00  
17 SDCG-8 Meeting Introduction and Objectives
– Agenda overview
E Fosnight, FM Seifert 15 9:00 9:15  
18 Review of SDCG-3 Year Work Plan [presentation]
– 2015 Outcomes
– Brief status overview
– Review of SDCG-7 Actions and Status [action status table]
G Dyke 15 9:15 9:30  
19 Follow-up Discussion from Commercial Providers Day
– Outcomes and impressions
– Next steps
All 30 9:30 10:00  
Session 5: Baseline Global Observation Scenario Session Chairs: E Fosnight, FM Seifert    
Session 5 Objective: Review the implementation and status of the Global Baseline Strategy and assess required updates to reflect new data streams.
# Item Presenter(s) Duration Start End Notes
20 Session Overview [presentation]
– Status Overview of 3-Year Work Plan Tasks and Outcomes
– Brief Landsat status update
E Fosnight 15 10:00 10:15  
21 Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 Update since SDCG-7 [presentation] FM Seifert 20 10:15 10:35  
22 Discussion All 15 10:35 10:50  
  Break   15 10:50 11:05  
Session 6: Global Data Flows Study   
Session Chair: E Fosnight    
Session 6 Objective: Initial report and discussion in relation to the Global Data Flows Study.
# Item Presenter(s) Duration Start End Notes
23 Status of Global Data Flows Study [presentation] E Fosnight, FM Seifert 10 11:05 11:15  
24 Discussion on Substance of Global Data Flows Study
– Standard Products
– Etc.
All 75 11:15 12:30  
25 Next Steps Towards Conclusion of Study All 30 12:30 13:00  
  Lunch   60 13:00 14:00  
Session 7: GFOI Space Data Services  
Session Chairs: B Killough, S Ward, G Dyke   
Session 7 Objective: Review and progress the pilot implementation of the Space Data Services, including the SDMS and the Kenya Data Cube in support of SLEEK.
# Item Presenter(s) Duration Start End Notes
26 Session Overview [presentation]
– Status Overview of 3-Year Work Plan Tasks and Outcomes
B Killough 10 14:00 14:10  
27 Pilot implementation of the Space Data Services [presentation]
– SDMS and the Kenya Data Cube in support of SLEEK
– Links to Global Data Flows
- [Peru country report][Vietnam country report]
B Killough 60 14:10 15:10  
28 Discussion All 15 15:10 15:25  
  Break   15 15:25 15:40  
Session 8: Support to GFOI R&D
Session Chairs: A Rosenqvist    
Session 8 Objective: Revisit the situation with respect to GFOI R&D and confirm SDCG plans to support via the Element 3 acquisition strategy.
# Item Presenter(s) Duration Start End Notes
29 Session Overview [presentation]
– Status Overview of 3-Year Work Plan Tasks and Outcomes
– Overall status of GFOI R&D Coordination and Resourcs
– Interaction with GOFC-GOLD
A Rosenqvist 15 15:40 15:55  
30 Agency Update since SDCG-7 – Summary of written input from agencies (DLR, CSA, ASI, JAXA, CNES) [presentation]
– TerraSAR
A Rosenqvist 20 15:55 16:15  
31 Discussion
– Synchronized/coordinated AO’s from SDCG Element 3 agencies
– SDCG Level of Support for GFOI R&D
– Next Steps
All 60 16:15 17:15  
Session 9: Day 1 Closing
Session Chairs: S Ward, G Dyke    
# Item Presenter(s) Duration Start End Notes
32 Summary of Main Discussion Points and Closing Remarks E Fosnight, FM Seifert 15 17:15 17:30  
  Adjourn     17:30    
  Social: Tour and Dinner
18:00: Departure of train to Cologne Central Station (website says 18:14, 39 minutes duration)
19:00: Meeting with guide, start of guided tour
20:30: End of guided tour, start of dinner

Friday, September 25th, 2015 — Day 2

Location: Meeting Room 318 “Leonardo da Vinci”

Friday’s Objective: Revisit the status of tasks and outcomes from the SDCG Three-Year Work Plan for GFOI Component Coordination and Country Engagement, discuss SDCG business, and agree actions
Session 10: GFOI Component Coordination and Country Engagement
Session Chairs: S Ward, G Dyke    
Session 10 Objectives:

  • Confirm progress towards integration with the MGD, including MGD 2.0 and the web portal.
  • Confirm status of interaction with SilvaCarbon and FAO on country interaction, and overall component coordination and support. Review the proposed coordinated component plans and outcomes for 2015-16 and confirm the SDCG role, and the plans for the related engagement of countries in particular. 
# Item Presenter(s) Duration Start End Notes
  Registration and Coffee   30 8:30 9:00  
33 Introduction and Day 3 Objectives
– Agenda Overview
E Fosnight, FM Seifert 10 9:00 9:10  
34 Status of SDCG 3-Year Work Plan Component [presentation]
– GFOI Office Status
– Quick Status on Other GFOI Components
S Ward 15 9:10 9:25  
35 Progress Towards MGD 2.0 [presentation]
– Development to date and review process
– Integration of space data
– Schedule and required SDCG inputs
– Next steps towards integration
C Green (remote, S Ward / G Dyke backup) 30 9:25 9:55  
36 Country Engagement [presentation]
– Interaction with Capacity Building
– SEPAL update
– Future Meetings
I Jonckheere (TBC) 30 9:55 10:25  
  Break   15 10:25 10:40  
Session 11: SDCG Business and SDCG-8 Wrap-Up Discussions
Session Chair: S Ward          

Session 11 Objective: 

  • Confirm revisions to the SDCG Three-Year Work Plan to address the transition to GFOI operations raised at SIT-30.
  • Prepare required SDCG inputs for CEOS Plenary, including around the renewal of SDCG’s mandate.
# Item Presenter(s) Duration Start End Notes
37 Update to SDCG 3-Year Work Plan [presentation]
– Action from SIT-30 to clarify transition to operations for Plenary
– Plan to update for 2016-2019
S Ward, G Dyke 20 10:40 11:00  
38 SDCG Reporting to CEOS Plenary
– Renewal of SDCG mandate
– Space Data Lead for GFOI
S. Ward 15 11:00 11:15  
39

2016 GFOI Open Forum 
– To be held at ESA ESRIN on 22-26 Feb 2016 [save the date]
– SDCG-9
– SDCG-10 venue and timing proposal

SDCG EXEC 15 11:15 11:30  
40 Review of Actions G. Dyke 20 11:30 11:50  
41 Closing Remarks
- GFOI @ COP21 [presentation]
E Fosnight, FM Seifert 10 11:50 12:00  
  SDCG-8 Adjourn     12:00    
  Lunch   90 12:00 13:30  
             
 SDCG EXEC Meeting     
42 SDCG EXEC Meeting SDCG EXEC & SEC 90 13:30 15:00  
  SDCG EXEC Adjourn     15:00