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    IAC-17 — 68th International Astronautical Congress

    B1. EARTH OBSERVATION SYMPOSIUM

    The Earth Observation Committee covers all aspects of Earth observations from space, especially observations related to the Earth’s environment and including mission planning, microwave and optical sensors and technologies, systems for land, oceanographic, and atmospheric applications, ground data-processing.

    Coordinator

    Andrew Court
    TNOThe Netherlands

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

    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

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

    K.R. Sridhara Murthi
    NIASIndia

    Rapporteur

    Marc Cohen
    EumetsatGermany

    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

    Alain Gleyzes
    CNESFrance

    Timo Stuffler
    OHB System AG - MunichGermany

    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, technologies, instruments or techniques that can provide either new measurements or improved data for science, operational or commercial applications

    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

    Focus is on Earth Observation Data Acquisition, Communication, Processing, Dissemination and Archiving systems and concepts. Presentation of International coordination and programmes - on data management-related systems - is also encouraged.

    Co-Chair

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

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

    Rapporteur

    Na Yao
    China Academy of Space Technology (CAST)China

    B1.5. Earth Observation Applications and Economic Benefits

    Focus is on using Earth Observation data to generate value-added products and services. Presentation of algorithms, processing software, value chains for science applications and commercial users are encouraged.

    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. Big Data, Data Cubes and new platforms to exploit large-scale, multi-temporal EO Data

    Focus is on the new cloud and GIS-inspired software platforms and new operational/business models that allow users to exploit more the large datasets provided by the new generation of EO sensors more effectively. Around the world, space agencies and companies have launched or are developing missions with new, highly calibrated instruments that produce orders of magnitude increases in data volume and data quality. Coupled with this increase in volume is the need for rapid processing for current and emerging diverse applications like weather forecasting, wildfire incident command, coral reef and fisheries management. These vast new data sources need to be transformed and delivered in an affordable manner when existing approaches do not scale. How do we archive these valuable resources, how do we make them accessible and usable, how do we extract maximum value? How do we deal with the increasing burden of IT security? How do we grow this evolving economic sector of information suppliers? This session is asking for contributions on the latest trends in “big data” as it applies to Earth observations and innovations from leading thinkers and players across the value chain, producers and archivists to users and value-added suppliers.

    Co-Chair

    Harry A. Cikanek
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)United States

    Ralph Girard
    Canadian Space AgencyCanada

    Rapporteur

    Wolfgang Rathgeber
    European Space Agency (ESA)Italy

    B1.IP. Interactive Presentations

    This session offers a unique opportunity to deliver your key messages in an interactive presentation on any of the subjects of Earth Observation addressed in the classic Sessions. The presentation will be displayed on a digital screen in a dedicated location and available for view by all Congress attendees for the entire Congress week. In addition, one afternoon is dedicated exclusively for the attendees to view the Interactive Presentations, and the author will be assigned a specific eight minute slot to personally present the topic and interact with the attendees present. The Interactive Presentation may take advantage of all electronic display capabilities, such as: PowerPoint charts, embedded hot links, pictures, audio and video clips etc. An award will also be presented to the author of the best Interactive Presentation in the B Category at a special ceremony. An Abstract that follows the standard format must be submitted by the deadline for standard IAC abstracts.

    Co-Chair

    Andrew Court
    TNOThe Netherlands

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