CEOS Development Environment

28th CEOS Plenary

Event Dates: October 29th - 30th, 2014


Hosted by: the Norwegian Space Centre (NSC)

Location: the Rica Ishavshotel in Tromso, Norway

Meeting Documents/Photos:

Expected Outcomes

Area Expected Outcomes Agenda Items
Advancement of the CEOS Virtual Constellations and Working Groups


Resolution of identified Working Group and Virtual Constellation issues (where applicable) 13-18
Way forward for the LSI Virtual Constellation 19
Approach to addressing outcomes of Climate Symposium 13, 28
Support to other Key Stakeholder Initiatives


Assignment of Implementation Responsibilities for the Actions contained in the CEOS Strategy for Carbon Observations from Space 22
CEOS approach to responding to the GEOSS Water Strategy 23
Endorsement of the CEOS Acquisition Strategy for GEOGLAM 21
Outreach to Key Stakeholders


CEOS’s proposed involvement in the development of the Post-2015 GEO Implementation Plan 11, 12
CEOS representation at GEO-XI Plenary 27
CEOS preparations for 2015 GEO Ministerial 27 
CEOS preparations for SBSTA-41/COP-20 29 
CEOS preparations for COP-21 29 
CEOS preparations for WCDRR 30
Tromso Statement 5, 31
Organisational Issues Closure of actions from previous plenaries 4
CEO/DCEO transition arrangements 34
SIT Vice-Chair nomination 35
Extension of mandates of Ad Hoc initiatives 36
Chair Priorities Identification of 2015 CEOS Chair priorities 40

Monday, October 27th, 2014 – Registration, Side Meetings, and Events

Time Event Location
11:00-18:00 Opportunity to hold side meetings Rudi and/or Rica Panorama
16:30-18:30 Registration Fram
17:00-18:00 GEOGLAM Rudi
19:00-21:00 Ice-breaker hosted by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute Ølhallen Pub

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014: Registration, Side Meetings, and Events

Time Side Meeting/Event Details Room
08:30-10:00 Registration   Fram
08:00-10:00 SIT Team Coordination Meeting Closed Meeting Gjøa
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break   Outside the meeting rooms
10:00-12:00 CEOS Report on Data Applications Meeting Announcement Report Rica 2
12:00-13:00 GEOSS Evaluation   Rudi
13:00-14:00 Lunch   Hotel Restaurant
14:00-15:00 Troika: Chair EUMETSAT   Rudi
15:45-16:00 Coffee Break   Outside the meeting rooms
15:00-16:00 194th CEOS Secretariat Meeting: Chair EUMETSAT   Rica 2
16:00-17:00 Emerging Technologies/WGISS   Rica 2
17:30-20:00 Tour of the KSAT Facilities, Reception (Hosted by KSAT)    

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014: Plenary Day 1 (Rica Panorama)

Item Time Description
Welcome & Opening Session
  08:15-09:00 Registration in Fram
1 09:00-09:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Welcome and Introduction (CEOS Chair)
  • Opening Remarks (Jens Sunde, Deputy Director-General, MET Norway)
  • Tour-de-table
2 09:15-09:30 Chair Perspective on 28th CEOS Plenary (CEOS Chair)
3 09:30-09:45 Membership Matters (CEOS Chair)
4 09:45-10:00 Status of actions arising from previous CEOS Plenaries (CEO): Presentation / Word Doc
5 10:00-10:30 Introduction of the Tromsø Statement (CEOS Chair)
  10:30-10:45 Group Photo
  10:45-11:00 Break
 6 11:00-11:30

Presentation of the CEOS 3-Year Work Plan (CEO)

  • Timeline for annual update
  • Overview of “Actual” versus “Planned” 2014 Achievements
Stakeholder Session   
 7 11:30-11:50 GEO Secretariat Report (B Ryan
8 11:50-12:30 Progress on CEOS Implementation of GEOSS Space Segment including highlights of contributions to the GEO Work Plan (SIT Chair
9 12:30-12:50 GCOS Status and Plans (C Richter
10 12:50-13:00 Update on Copernicus (R. Schulte-Braucks)
  13:00-14:00 Lunch
11 14:00-14:20

Status of GEO Implementation Plan 2025 WG activities (B Ryan)

  • Outcome of Phase 1
  • Update on Response to CEOS letter
  • Timeline of remaining activities and key milestones
  • CEOS opportunities for further engagement
12 14:20-14:40 Discussion on further CEOS engagement in the development of the GEO Implementation Plan 2025
WG & VC Session   
13 14:40-14:55 Report on CEOS/CGMS WGClimate, including SBSTA-41 preparations (J Bates)
14 14:55-15:10 Report on WGISS (R Moreno)
15 15:10-15:25 Report on WGCV (S Srivastava)
16 15:25-15:40 Report on WGCapD (E Wood)
17 15:40-15:55 Report on WGDisasters (I Petiteville
  15:55-16:10 Break
18 16:10-16:25 Synthesis of VC Issues (SIT Chair)
19 16:25-16:40  Position Paper and Recommended Way Forward for the LSI-VC (SIT Chair)
Ad Hoc Initiatives Session   
20 16:40-16:55  Report on SDCG/GFOI (S Briggs
21 16:55-17:10

CEOS Support to GEOGLAM (B Killough)

22 17:10-17:30 Report on Outcome of Carbon Strategy Implementation Study Team (S Briggs)
23 17:30-17:40 CEOS Response to the GEOSS Water Strategy (JAXA)
24 17:40-17:50 Proposal for Data Applications Report (JAXA)
  17:50 Adjourn
  19:00-22:30 Visit/Dinner at Polaria (Host: NSC)

Thursday, October 30th, 2014: Plenary Day 2 (Rica Panorama)

Item Time Description
Coordination & Outreach Session
25 09:00-09:30 CEOS SEO Report (B Killough)
26 09:30-09:40 CEOS MIM Database and EO Handbook (I Petiteville)
27 09:40-10:00

CEOS Preparations for Key GEO Meetings

  • Representation at GEO-XI Plenary (CEOS Chair)
  • Preparations for 2015 GEO Ministerial
28 10:00-10:30 Main Outcomes of the Climate Symposium (CEOS Chair)




CEOS Preparations for SBSTA/COP:

  11:00-11:15 Break
30 11:15-11:30 CEOS Preparations for the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (JAXA)
31 11:30-12:00 Finalisation of the Tromsø Statement (CEOS Chair)
Organisational Issues Session
32 12:00-12:15 CEOS Information Management (SEO)
33 12:15-12:25 Report on finalisation of CEOS Self-Study Documentation (CEO)
34 12:25-12:40 CEO/DCEO Transition Arrangements (CEOS Chair)
35 12:40-12:50 SIT Vice-Chair Nomination (SIT Chair)
36 12:50-13:00 Extension of Mandates of Ad Hoc Initiatives (CEO)
  13:00-14:00 Lunch
 Organisational Issues Session (continued)
37 14:00-14:#0 Plenary Decision and Action Wrap-up (CEOS Chair)
Agency Reporting Session
38 14:30-15:30

Reports from CEOS Agencies on New/Emerging Initiatives with Potential for CEOS Cooperation (maximum of 5 minutes each):

39 15:30-15:35 
Future Vision & Handover of CEOS Chair
40 15:35-15:50 JAXA Priorities and Expected Outcomes for 2015 (JAXA)
41 15:50-16:10 Chair Handover and Closing Remarks (CEOS Chair)
  16:10 Adjourn
  16:10-16:25  Coffee
  16:30-18:00 195th CEOS Secretariat Meeting (Chaired by JAXA)Room: Rudi
  21:00 Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights Tour (Host: EUMETSAT and NSC)