SIT-32

Event Dates: April 25th - 27th, 2017

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The 32nd Meeting of the CEOS Strategic Implementation Team
Hosted by: European Space Agency (ESA)
Location: ESA Headquarters, Paris, France

Logistics:

Materials Deadlines:

Documents:

Item 3: COVERAGE Proposal

Item 8: Compiled FDA Responses

Item 15: SDCG for GFOI

Item 19: SDG AHT Terms of Reference

Item 32: WGDisasters Coordination Efforts (S. Chalifoux)

Agenda

Version 1.2: DOC | PDF

Security Information:

Participants in the SIT-32 and side meetings will be required each day to present a valid identification document (e.g. passport) at the ESA Security Office (located at the entrance of ESA HQ) to receive a magnetic badge. Visitors are requested to wear their magnetic badge in a visible location while inside the ESA HQ building.

April 25th, 2017 – Side Meeting Day

Meeting

Time

Contact

Location

Troika Meeting (CSIRO, USGS, EC, ESA, NOAA)

09:00 – 10:00

CEOS Chair

Plenary Room A (4th floor)

Future Data Architectures Ad Hoc Team

10:00 – 12:00

CEOS Chair

Plenary Room A (4th floor)

COVERAGE Discussion

10:00 – 12:00

J Vazquez, V Tsontos, E Lindstrom

BO114

Engagement with UNFCCC and IPCC

10:00 – 12:00

Y Nakamura

BO153 (1st floor)

Lunch

12:00 – 13:00

Note prompt timing for the lunch break required to avoid delays.

CEOS Data Cube

13:00 – 14:30

B Killough

Plenary Room A (4th floor)

UN SDG Ad Hoc Team

13:30 – 15:00

MJ Bourassa

BO153 (1st floor)

CEOS Ad Hoc WG on GEOGLAM Working Meeting

14:30 – 16:00

S Cherchali

Plenary Room A (4th floor)

CEOS SEC-223

15:00 – 16:00

CEOS Chair

BO114

Joint LSI-VC/SDCG/GEOGLAM Meeting

16:00 – 17:00

S Ward

Plenary Room A (4th floor)

In addition, room B301 (3rd floor) will be available to the CEOS participants as a working room, on 26 and 27 April, and room B0154 (1st floor) on 25 April. Please contact Carmen if you wish to book that room for a specific time slot.

Welcome Cocktail (25 April): ESA Headquarters, from 18:00 to 19:00.

April 26th, 2017 – SIT-32 Day 1

Coffee & Registration 08:30-09:00
# Item/Presenter Time Duration
Session: Introduction
1

Welcome (S Briggs)

-      Logistics (I Petiteville) [Presentation]

-      Tour de table (S Briggs)

09:00 – 09:15
15m
Discussion
2

SIT Chair Term Themes and SIT-32 Objectives (S Briggs) [Presentation]

-      SIT Chair Objectives

-      Agenda Overview

09:15 – 09:30
15m
Discussion
Session: CEOS Plenary (USGS to Chair this Session as CEOS Chair)
3

COVERAGE – Building an Ocean VC Data Product (E Lindstrom) [Presentation]

09:30 – 09:45
15m
Decision

Session: Strategic Partnerships

Key Questions:

Do CEOS Agencies agree on the trends identified in CEOS activities and relationships?

Should we emphasise particular partnerships and/or explore new ones?

Are their strategic directions CEOS should chart to serve Members in the coming 10 years?

4 Introduction and Recap (SIT Chair) [Presentation] 09:45 – 09:55
10m
Discussion
5

Development Finance Partnerships (SIT Chair) [Presentation]

-      Agency survey and interviews

-      Example programs [SERVIR example for information]

09:55 – 10:10
15m
Discussion
6

ESA International Financial Institutions Partnerships (S Coulson) [Presentation]

10:10 – 10:25
15m
Discussion
Break (inc. Group Photo) 10:25 – 10:45
20m
7

Discussion – Strategic Partnerships incl. Dev. Finance [Presentation]

  • Role for GEO and CEOS-GEO interaction
  • How to use agency expertise
  • How to move forward
10:45 – 11:15
30m
Discussion and Decision

Session: Future Data Access and Analysis Architectures

Update from and strategic feedback to the Ad-hoc Team on FDA

SIT decision on the topics that the FDA team should scope out in more detail based on the strategic analysis presented.

8

FDA AHT Update (Co-Chairs) [Presentation]

Guidance and confirmation on SIT on priority topics

11:15 – 11:40
25m
Discussion and Decision
9 FDA Discussion 11:40 – 12:00
20m
Discussion and Decision

Lunch (ESA cafeteria)

Note prompt timing for the lunch break required to avoid delays.

12:00 – 13:00
60m
10 CEOS Chair Moderate Resolution Interoperability Initiative (J Lacey) [Presentation] 13:00 – 13:15
15m
Discussion
11 MRI Discussion 13:15 – 13:30
15m
Discussion and Decision

Session: GEO and GEO Initiatives

Updates on GEO Status and future. Prospects for GEO thematic coordination activities and any corrective actions required to ensure successful geometries. Future for evolution of requirements processes through the GEO framework. Update on key CEOS stakeholder activities of GFOI, GEOGLAM and Blue Planet.

12 GEO Framework Update and Outlook, including highlighting of GEO priorities (B Ryan) [Presentation] 13:30 – 13:50
20m
Discussion
13 CEOS View on GEO Developments and Outlook (SIT Chair)
(incl. prospects for requirements and thematic coordination activities in GEO)
13:50 – 14:00
10m
Discussion
14

Discussion – GEO and GEO Initiatives

  • Prospects for thematic coordination activities under GEO (Carbon, Water, Oceans, etc.)
  • CEOS representation on Flagship/Initiative Advisory Groups
  • CEOS representation on GEO ExComm and Programme Board
14:00 – 14:30
30m
Discussion and Decision
15

GFOI Status and Issues (S Ward)

14:30 – 14:45
15m
Discussion
16 GEOGLAM Status and Issues (S Cherchali) [Presentation] 14:45 – 15:00
15m
Discussion
17 Blue Planet Update (E Smail) [Presentation] 15:00 – 15:10
10m
Discussion
18

Other CEOS Actions in GEO WP (CEO/SIT Chair)

  • CEOS Actions in GEO WP (CEO)
  • Report on World Cover 2017 Meeting, March 14-16 (SIT Chair) [Presentation]
  • Coordination of terrestrial observations – report on progress (SIT Chair)
15:10 – 15:30
20m
Discussion
Break 15:30 – 15:45
15m

Session: UN Initiatives

Updates on UN-led initiatives of special interest to CEOS, including in relation to the SDGs and to disasters. (UNFCCC features in a dedicated climate session).

19

UN-SDG

15:45 – 16:15
30m
Discussion and Decision
20

UN-WCDRR

  • Process Update and CEOS Way Forward (I Petiteville) [Presentation]
  • CEOS support to the Sendai Framework (S Chalifoux) [Presentation]
16:15 – 16:40
25m
Discussion and Decision
21 Discussion – UN Initiatives Session 16:40 – 16:55
15m
Discussion and Decision

Session: Thematic Observing Strategies

Strategic consideration of emergence and status within CEOS of the many acquisition requests and reflection on CEOS capacity and ability to manage multiple parallel requirements. What thematic coverage has CEOS committed to? What are the current and future resource requirements to address those commitments and the adequacy of CEOS resources? Does CEOS capacity allow it to take on new commitments?

22

GEO Water Coordination

16:55 – 17:15
20m
Discussion and Decision
23

CEOS Water Strategy [Presentation]

  • Hyperspectral Water Quality Report C.10 (A Held)
17:15 – 17:25
10m
Discussion
24

Discussion and Required Actions

  • CEOS approach to water observations
17:25 – 17:35
10m
Discussion and Decision
25

Rationalising CEOS land imaging activities
(SIT Chair Team/S Ward) [Presentation]

  • Concurrence on September joint meeting plans
17:35 – 17:50
15m
Discussion and Decision
26 SIT-32 Day 1 Closing Remarks (S Briggs) 17:50 – 18:00
10m
Discussion
Adjourn 18:00

19:00 - Guided Tour and Hosted Dinner, at Mona Bismarck American Centre.

April 27th, 2017 – SIT-32 Day 2

 # Item/Presenter Time Duration

Session: Coordination of Climate Observations

Evolution of the key relationships: CEOS-GCOS-UNFCCC

Next phase of CEOS-GCOS documentation, GCOS IP16 satellite supplement

Scope for Carbon supplement

ECV inventory and Climate Architecture directions and schedule

 27 GCOS Status and Outlook (C Richter) [Presentation] 09:00 – 09:10
10m
Discussion
28 

CEOS Climate Coordination Update (P Lecomte)

09:10 – 09:30
20m
Discussion
29  IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI) Engagement Status (A Suzuki) [Presentation] 09:30 – 09:45
15m
Discussion
30 

CEOS Carbon Strategy Implementation Update (M Dowell) [Presentation]

09:45 – 10:25
40m
Discussion
31  Discussion – Coordination of Climate Observations 10:25 – 10:40
15m
Discussion
Break 10:40 – 11:00
20m
Session: CEOS VCs and WGs: Issues for Attention/Decision of SIT-32
Addressing key issues identified during SIT Chair telecons.
32

VC Leads and WG Chairs Issue Reports (JL Fellous)

11:00 – 12:00
60m
Discussion and Decision

Lunch (ESA cafeteria)

Note prompt timing for the lunch break required to avoid delays.

12:00 – 13:00
60m
Session: Copernicus Sentinel Data Uptake and Application
33

Copernicus Sentinels [Introduction Presentation]

13:00 – 13:30
30m
Discussion
34

Discussion: [Discussion Topics]

13:30 – 14:15
45m
Discussion
Session: SIT-32 AOB, Actions, and Closing
35

AOB:

14:15 – 15:00
45m
Discussio
36 2018-2019 CEOS SIT Chair Proposed Objectives (S Volz) [Presentation] 15:00 – 15:10
10m
Discussion
37 Future CEOS Chair Initiatives (A Koch) [Presentation] 15:10 – 15:20
10m
Discussion
38 Review of Actions (SIT Chair Team) 15:20 – 15:35
15m
39 SIT-32 Closing Remarks (S Briggs) 15:35 – 16:00
25m
Discussion
Adjourn 16:00