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    IAC-19 — 70th International Astronautical Congress

    B1. IAF EARTH OBSERVATION SYMPOSIUM

    The Earth Observation Symposium, organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), 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

    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

    Mukund Kadursrinivas Rao
    National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)India

    José Gavira Izquierdo
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    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

    Timo Stuffler
    OHB System AG - MunichGermany

    Alain Gleyzes
    CNESFrance

    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

    Roland Le Goff
    SODERNFrance

    B1.4. Earth Observation Data Management Systems

    Focus is on Earth Observation related data systems. Emphasis is on the challenges of new IT and web technologies (e.g. Big Data, Cloud, crowd sourcing) for acquisition, communication, processing, dissemination and archiving systems and concepts needed to address large data volumes. The session also covers innovative methods for the extraction of information from these large data systems and methods for making the results available to decision makers. Presentation of International coordination and programmes - on Earth Observation data -related systems - is also encouraged.

    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

    Annamaria Nassisi
    Thales Alenia Space ItaliaItaly

    B1.5. Earth Observation Applications, Societal Challenges and Economic Benefits

    Focus is on using Earth Observation data to generate value-added products and services, for meeting societal challenges or addressing new commercial approaches. Presentation of algorithms, processing chains and services (specifically based on web technologies) for science and governmental users, as well as for commercial users including consideration of specific investments and commercial benefits in a "New Space" framework are encouraged.

    Co-Chair

    Masami Onoda
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Japan

    Na Yao
    Qian Xuesen Laboratory of Space Technology, China Academy of Space Technology (CAST)China

    Annamaria Nassisi
    Thales Alenia Space ItaliaItaly

    Rapporteur

    Wolfgang Rathgeber
    European Space Agency (ESA)Italy

    B1.6. 50 years of Earth observation: The contribution to sustainable development goals and plans for the future

    Focus on the role of EO in the development approaches and monitoring of the use of planet earth resources and the impacts to sustainability of the planet. Covering climate, environment, urban, water, land, ocean and cryosphere, concentrating on how humanity has addressed sustainability issues and how EO has helped, and how EO plans to contribute further in the future.

    Co-Chair

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

    Elizabeth Seward
    Airbus Defence and Space LtdUnited Kingdom

    Rapporteur

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

    B1.IP. Interactive Presentations - IAF EARTH OBSERVATION SYMPOSIUM

    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 ten 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

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