CEOS Development Environment


Event Dates: April 23rd - 25th, 2014


The 3rd Meeting of the Working Group on Capacity Building & Data Democracy

Hosted by: The Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

Location: Dehradun, India


Meeting Agenda

Wednesday April 23rd, 2014: Opening, Summary of Activities, & WGCapD Projects

Item # Time Description Location
Welcome & Opening Session
08:30-09:00 Registration
1 09:00-09:10 Welcome & Opening Remarks (Chair/Vice Chair)
2 09:10-09:20 Round of Introductions (All)
3 09:20-09:25 Adoption of Agenda (All)
4 09:25-10:00 Report overall achievements in 2013: new members/participants, connections with other projects, participation in events (Chair)
5 10:00-10:45 E-learning Course (Hilcea and Eric, INPE/USGS) and GEONETCast Mapping (Nale, SANSA) [Presentation 1] [Presentation 2]
10:45-11:00 Break
Status of Main Projects – Discussion on the Way Forward
6 11:00-12:00 SRTM-2/DEM Release and Future Workshops (Pat O’Brien, NOAA) [Presentation]
7 12:00-13:00 EO Education for Students and Teachers (Dieter –DLR) [File a] [File b] [File c] [File d]
8 14:30-15:00 Updates on GEO (Ministerial, WorkPlan, Task ID-02) (GEO Sec Representative- Andiswa, virtual) [Presentation]
9 15:00-16:00 DRM/WG on Disasters Support (NASA- Stu Frye, virtual) [Presentation]
10 16:15-16:45 Updates on CEOS (CSS, Work Plan, SIT-29) (Brent Smith- NOAA, virtual) [Presentation]
11 16:45-17:45 WGCapD/EOPOWER Resource Facility/GEO (NASA/INPE/EOPOWER/WGISS/GEO) Nancy Searby, NASA [Presentation]
Icebreaker/Dinner at 19:00

Thursday April 24th, 2014: WGCapD Projects & Individual Organization Presentations

Item # Time Description Location
Welcome & Opening Session
12 09:00-10:00 Capacity Building Activities at CRECTEALC

13 10:00-11:30 TamDEM-X Project

  • Legal framework for TanDEM-X data access and pilot project issues and constraints (Dieter, DLR)
Break & Group Photo
14 11:35-13:15 Capacity Building Activities at ISRO

  • Carto DEM and other Geophysical products from Indian Satellites ( Dr D Dhar)
  • Capacity building and E-learning programme – (Dr YVN Krishna Murthy- director IIRS)
Presentations by Individual Agencies/Partners/Projects
15 14:00-14:30 Secure World Foundation – Capacity Building Activities (Laura Delgado López, SWF Project Manager) [Presentation]
16 14:30-15:00 WMO-CGMS Virtual Laboratory (Lu Veeck, Technical Support Officer WMO-CGMS Vlab) – Virtual Presentat
17 15:00-15:30 SANSA – Capacity Building Activities (Nale, SANSA) [Presentation]
18 15:30-16:30 CEOS Systems Engineering Office (SEO) tools and applications & the WGCapD Role(NASA – SEO – Kim Keith) [Presentation]

  • The CEOS Visualization Environment Tool Suite (COVE)
  • The CEOS Data Policy Portal
  • The Space Data Management System (SDMS)
19 16:45-18:00 Discussion & Possible Synergies (All)

Friday April 25th, 2014: Mapping Out Future Activities & Wrap-up

Item # Time Description Location
Calendar & Future Interactions
20 09:00-09:15 Upcoming Meetings and Events (Chair/Vice Chair)
22 09:30-10:00 Website, availability of resources, portals, etc. (Kim, NASA/SEO)
Discussion of Strategic Direction of the WGCapD
23 10:00-11:00 Planning activities for 2014-2015 (All)
WGCapD Business Decisions
24 11:15-11:25 Telecons (All)
25 11:25-11:45 Next WGCapD Vice Chair (2015-2017) and Other Issues (All)
26 11:45-12:30 Date/Place of WGCapD-4 (All)
27 12:30-13:00 Wrap-up and Closure (All)