Originally, the fundamental mission of the CEOS Land Surface Imaging Virtual Constellation (LSI-VC) was to promote the efficient, effective, and comprehensive collection, distribution, and application of space-acquired image data of the global land surface, especially to meet societal needs of the global population, such as those addressed by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) societal benefit areas (SBAs).
Discussion at the 28th CEOS Plenary (2014) confirmed the value of the LSI-VC and noted the criticality of land surface imaging data across a very wide range of societal benefit areas. The discussion also highlighted the need for strong international coordination to ensure user needs can be met while promoting the sustainability of programs. For this reason, The LSI-VC developed a new LSI-VC Implementation Plan that reflects a change in focus toward the coordination of land surface imaging space segment assets.
Please feel free to contact the LSI-VC Co-Chairs for more information:
Sentinel-2 Mission Manager
European Space Agency (ESA)
Tel: +39 06 941 80366
Observing Systems Branch Chief
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Tel: +1 605-594-2505
Branch Head, National Earth and Marine Observation
Environmental Geoscience Division
Tel: +61 2 6249 9353
Past LSI meeting materials are available upon request.