WGCapD-4

Event Dates: March 18th - 20th, 2015

 

The 4th Meeting of the CEOS Working Group on Capacity Building & Data Democracy

Hosted by: the South African National Space Agency (SANSA)

Location: Pretoria, South Africa

Meeting Logistics

Agenda

Wednesday March 18th, 2015

Opening, Summary of Activities & WGCapD Projects, Day 1

Item Time Description
Welcome and Opening Session
0 08:30-09:00 Registration
1 09:00-09:10 Welcome and Opening Remarks (Dr. Sandile Malinga, CEO SANSA)
2 09:10-09:20 Round of Introductions (All)
3 09:20-09:35 Meeting Strategy: Adoption of the Agenda (Chair/Vice-Chair)
4 09:35-10:15 CEOS 2015-2017 Work Plan (Chair/Vice-Chair)
Status of Main Projects
5 10:15-10:45 SRTM-2/DEM Release and Workshops(Pat O’Brien, NOAA & Phila Sibandze, SANSA)
10:45-11:00 Break
6 11:00-12:00 Distance Education Course: Disaster Risk Management Webinars and Online Hands-on Course(Hilcea Ferreira, INPE and SP Aggarwal, ISRO)
7 12:00-12:30 WGCapD Support of VCs and WGs (Eric Wood, USGS)
8 12:30-13:00 Strategy for K-12 EO Education(Dieter Hausamann, DLR and Nale Mudau, SANSA)
13:00-14:30 Lunch
Connections with GEO
9 14:30-15:00 GEO Ministerial Plenary and related topics (Brent Smith, NOAA)
10 15:00-16:00 Capacity Building Connections – CEOS and GEO(Andiswa Mlisa, GEO Secretariat)
16:00-16:15 Break
11 16:15-17:00 WGCapD Role in AfriGEOSS and AmeriGEOSS(Andiswa  Mlisa, GEO Secretariat)
12 17:00-18:00 Collaboration with GEO on the GEOCAB Portal(Jean-Christophe Desconnets, EOPOWER, Nancy Searby, NASA, and Hilcea Ferreira, INPE)
18:00 Adjourn
18:30 Ice-breaker/Dinner Hosted by SANSA

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Individual Organization Presentations & Strategic Planning, Day 2

Discussion on Way Forward
13 08:00-08:15 Announcements and Review of the Previous Day (Chair/Vice-Chair)
14 08:15-10:30 WGCapD Capacity Building – Strategic Planning
10:30-10:45 Break & Group Photo
15 10:45-12:00 WGCapD Capacity Building – Strategic Planning (continued)
12:00-14:30 Lunch & Site Visit at HBK
Members Capacity Building Activities
16 14:30-15:30 SANSA Earth Observation Overview

  • Data Systems Management
  • Data, Products, & Services
  • Research and Applications Development
  • Science Advancement & Capacity Building Activities
17 15:30-15:50 Capacity Building Activities at DLR Oberpfaffenhofen(Dieter Hausamann, DLR)
18 15:50-16:20 Capacity Building Activities at UNOOSA(Lorant  Czaran, UNOOSA)
19 16:20-16:40 Capacity Building Activities at NASA (Nancy Searby, NASA)
20 16:40-17:00 Capacity Building Activities at ISRO (SP Aggarwal, ISRO/IIRS)
21 17:00-17:20 Capacity Building Activities at INPE (Laércio Namikawa)
22 17:20-17:45 Capacity Building Activities in Earth Observation at ESA (Francesco Sarti, ESA)
18:00 Adjourn

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Mapping out Future Activities & Wrap-up, Day 3

Members Capacity Building Activities (continued)
23 08:00-08:30 Announcements and Review of the Previous Day (Chair/Vice-Chair)
24 08:30-09:00 Update on Tandem-X (Dieter Hausamann, DLR)
Discussion of Strategic Direction of the WG
25 09:00-10:30 WGCapD Capacity Building  – Strategic Planning  (continued)
10:30-10:45 Break
26 10:45-12:00 Review Final Drafts of our Strategy Documents
Business Decisions for WGCapD
27 12:00-13:00 Wrap-up and Closure (Chair/Vice-Chair)

  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Next WGCapD Vice-Chair (2016-2017) & Other Issues
  • Date & Place of 5th WGCapD Annual Meeting
13:00 Adjourn