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    IAC-15 — 66th International Astronautical Congress

    B1. EARTH OBSERVATION SYMPOSIUM

    This symposium focuses on space missions which deal with collecting information about the Earth and its environment. Session topics deal with all aspects of Earth observation missions including the policy and infrastructure of international cooperation and coordination, the emergence of commercial systems to satisfy market needs, the technical descriptions of new missions and sensors to be used, data processing and GIS, environmental applications and global change studies and the use of space-based technologies.

    Coordinator

    Pierre Ranzoli
    EumetsatGermany

    John Hussey
    ConsultantUnited States

    B1.1. International Cooperation in Earth Observation Missions

    Focus is on efforts being made by governments, agencies and society to achieve coordination, cooperation and compatibility in the development of space-based Earth observation systems. Presentations are encouraged which involve cooperative efforts with developing countries. Papers on current and ongoing missions involving coordination among commercial, government and other entities are especially encouraged.

    Co-Chair

    John Hussey
    ConsultantUnited States

    Mukund Rao
    Navayuga Spatial Technologies Pvt. Ltd.India

    Rapporteur

    Brent Smith
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)United States

    B1.2. Future Earth Observation Systems

    Emphasis is on technical descriptions of planned and new space systems and missions for experimental and operational Earth observation. Descriptions of new concepts and innovative Earth observation systems are encouraged.

    Co-Chair

    Benoit Boissin
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Gilles Corlay
    SodernFrance

    Rapporteur

    Gunter Schreier
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    B1.3. Earth Observation Sensors and Technology

    Focus is on sensors now being developed or tested for all aspects of Earth observation. Particular emphasis is on new sensors for meeting the growing demand of user markets.

    Co-Chair

    Andrew Court
    TNOThe Netherlands

    Ralph Girard
    Canadian Space AgencyCanada

    Rapporteur

    Yean Joo Chong
    National University of SingaporeSingapore, Republic of

    B1.4. Earth Observation Data Management Systems

    Earth Observation Data Acquisition, Communication, Processing, Dissemination and Archiving.

    Co-Chair

    James E. Graf
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion LaboratoryUnited States

    Gunter Schreier
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    Rapporteur

    Na Yao
    China Academy of Space Technology (CAST)China

    B1.5. Earth Observation Applications and Economic Benefits

    Earth Observation value-added products.

    Co-Chair

    Luigi Bussolino
    Bussolino and AssociatesItaly

    Paul Kamoun
    Thales Alenia Space FranceFrance

    Rapporteur

    Yean Joo Chong
    National University of SingaporeSingapore, Republic of

    B1.6. Water resources management

    Use of Earth Observation in water resources management.

    Co-Chair

    Ralph Girard
    Canadian Space AgencyCanada

    Brent Smith
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)United States

    Rapporteur

    Simonetta Cheli
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    B1.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

    Pierre Ranzoli
    EumetsatGermany

    John Hussey
    ConsultantUnited States