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    IAC-22 — 73rd 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

    Luís Ferreira
    Airbus Defence and SpaceGermany

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

    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 functional and technical description of envisioned, planned and recently launched new space sensors, systems and missions for experimental and operational Earth observation. Descriptions of new concepts and innovative Earth observation sensors and systems are encouraged.

    Co-Chair

    Timo Stuffler
    OHB System AGGermany

    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 instruments and future concepts being proposed, developed, tested, or calibrated for all aspects of Earth observation. Particular emphasis is on systems and technologies that make innovative measurements and deliver improved performance for science, operational or commercial applications.

    Co-Chair

    Andrew Court
    TNOThe Netherlands

    Roland Le Goff
    SODERNFrance

    Rapporteur

    Kate Becker
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)United States

    B1.4. Earth Observation Data System Development and Management

    The focus is on the development and operations of Earth Observation-related data processing systems. The emphasis of the session is on the challenges of emerging information and web-based technology (e.g. Big Data, Cloud-based operations, internet of things, crowd sourcing) for acquisition, communication, processing, dissemination and archiving of data. The session also covers innovative methods for making data analysis ready, the extraction of information from these resulting large data sets (e.g. machine learning and artificial intelligence) and methods for making the information available to decision makers. This session also addresses International coordination and cooperation in Earth Observation data-related systems.

    Co-Chair

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

    James Graf
    Jet Propulsion LaboratoryUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Annamaria Nassisi
    Thales Alenia Space ItaliaItaly

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

    The focus of the session is on using Earth Observation data to generate information and services for meeting societal challenges, addressing socio-economic benefits from the data or new commercial approaches for application of Earth Observations. Presentation of algorithms, processing chains and services including consideration of investment cost, economic return, and societal benefits, especially leveraging innovative approaches, are encouraged. Optimized satellite constellations, which do not focus on individual techniques or single satellites but instead describe the socio-economic aspects of these collective systems, are also encouraged.

    Co-Chair

    Masami Onoda
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)United States

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

    Rapporteur

    Annamaria Nassisi
    Thales Alenia Space ItaliaItaly

    Michael Kern
    ESAFrance

    B1.6. Mitigating the Climate Crisis from Space

    The 2021 IPCC report on climate change issued several stark messages about Earth’s climate change – indisputably human caused, 2010 – 2020 was the hottest decade in 125,000 years, and greenhouse gas emissions are one of the leading causes for these changes. Space-based observations played an essential role in these findings. The focus of this session will be on the monitoring and mitigation toward the COP 26 goals and on techniques for measuring greenhouse gases (GHG) from space, what the measurements are telling us today, and what it means for the future of the planet. Papers are encouraged to address COP meeting objectives as well as describing GHG missions (past, present, and future), data processing, calibration and validation, modeling, and climate predictions. GHG include carbon dioxide and short-lived contributors like methane and aerosols.

    Co-Chair

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

    Elizabeth Seward
    United 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

    B1.IPB. Interactive Presentations - IAF EARTH OBSERVATION SYMPOSIUM

    Co-Chair

    Andrew Court
    TNOThe Netherlands

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

    B1.LBA. Late breaking abstracts

    Coordinator

    Andrew Court
    TNOThe Netherlands

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