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Slide 1 WGISS CEOS WGISS 23, Hanoi, 21-25 May 2007 Report on CEOS Plenary and CEOS SIT meeting Ivan Petiteville (ESA), WGISS Chair May 2007, Hanoi, Vietnam.

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1 Slide 1 WGISS CEOS WGISS 23, Hanoi, May 2007 Report on CEOS Plenary and CEOS SIT meeting Ivan Petiteville (ESA), WGISS Chair May 2007, Hanoi, Vietnam ESA Logo

2 Slide 2 WGISS CEOS WGISS 23, Hanoi, May 2007 CEOS Meetings since last WGISS CEOS SIT-19 (La Jolla, USA – Sep. 2006) CEOS Plenary (Buenos Aires, Argentina – Nov. 2006) + several teleconferences: –CEOS SEC (Secretariat), –CEOS SIT (Strategic Implementation Team), –CEOS IPTF (Implementation Plan Task Force)

3 Slide 3 WGISS CEOS WGISS 23, Hanoi, May 2007 CEOS SIT-19 La Jolla, USA – Sep. 2006

4 Slide 4 WGISS CEOS WGISS 23, Hanoi, May 2007 CEOS Future Strategy (1/2) By future Chair B.Ryan (USGS). 3 challenges: 1.ensuring the relevance and viability of CEOS; 2.involving old and new space-faring nations and organizations into CEOS and building participation; 3.being appropriately resourced to meet the needs of an advancing agenda.

5 Slide 5 WGISS CEOS WGISS 23, Hanoi, May 2007 CEOS Future Strategy (2/2) 5 strategies to address the 3 challenges: 1.Use the vision of the CEOS Constellations (VC) as the building block for the implementation plan 2.Demonstrate that CEOS can lead the implementation of the space component of GEOSS by producing results. Deliver 4 VCs at GEO Summit (Nov. 2007) 3.Build CEOS resource capacity to meet recognised work loads and priorities. 4.Bringing absent space agencies (eg India, China, Brazil, Russia) to CEOS 5.Encouraging integration of CEOS recommendations into individual agency programs.

6 Slide 6 WGISS CEOS WGISS 23, Hanoi, May 2007 Technical Topics Virtual Constellations: –Ocean Surface Topography: Stan Wilson and Francois Parisot –Atmospheric Composition: Ernest Hilsenrath –Land Surface Imaging: Bryan Bailey –Precipitation: Chu Ishida CEOS Response to the GCOS Implementation Plan: COP-12 Report –5000 copies of an accompanying glossy including the executive summary and key actions.

7 Slide 7 WGISS CEOS WGISS 23, Hanoi, May 2007 Technical Topics CEOS Progress on the Space Component of GEOSS: –Report on CEOS Contribution to GEO and on the CEOS Response to GEO WP –Proposal for nominating a CEOS representative on the GEO SEC (CEOS Executive Officer: JL Fellous)

8 Slide 8 WGISS CEOS WGISS 23, Hanoi, May th CEOS Plenary Buenos Aires, Argentina – Nov. 2006

9 Slide 9 WGISS CEOS WGISS 23, Hanoi, May 2007 GEO Introduction CEOS Plenary largely focused on the CEOS potential role in GEO. 20 th CEOS Plenary Chair: Dr Conrado Varotto (CONAE) Future Chair (from Nov until Nov. 2007): Barbara Ryan (USGS) Invited: –GEO Secretariat Director, Pr José Achache –Paul Mason for GCOS matters

10 Slide 10 WGISS CEOS WGISS 23, Hanoi, May 2007 CEOS Support to GEO (1/2) CEOS Response to GEO Work Plan –Status on achievements on the GEO 2006 WP and proposal for potential CEOS contribution to the GEO WP. –GCOS: CEOS Response to the GCOS Requirements Specifications) well received at COP-12 (Nov. 2006). GEO Task CL-06-02

11 Slide 11 WGISS CEOS WGISS 23, Hanoi, May 2007 CEOS Support to GEO (2/2) CEOS Response to GEO Work Plan (cont): –Virtual Constellations: Detailed presentation of each 4 constellations Assessment by GEO Secretariat Director: –very good work performed by CEOS, –risk of duplication between the Constellations-related activities and other GEO Task. –Too much focus on the climate theme while each constellation is likely to serve several SBAs Virtual Constellations inserted as new task in GEO WP

12 Slide 12 WGISS CEOS WGISS 23, Hanoi, May 2007 CEOS Support to GEO (3/3) Long-term targets for the GEOSS space segment –Analysis and correlation between: the GEOSS 10-year Plan the corresponding CEOS high-level targets, categorised as space-based observation, in situ observation, integration, products, models and strategy. –Good assessment of the analysis by the GEO Director.

13 Slide 13 WGISS CEOS WGISS 23, Hanoi, May 2007 CEOS Relationship to IGOS-P IGOS-P meeting (Monday 12 Nov.) CEOS invited IGOS Partners to reconsider their positions on the future of IGOS-P as GEO should encompass the IGOS-P themes. Creation of a small group to study the best way to transition IGOS Themes into GEO.

14 Slide 14 WGISS CEOS WGISS 23, Hanoi, May 2007 WGISS Report (1/2) Presented by Ivan Petiteville (ESA, WGISS Chair). Topics addressed: –the structure and leadership changes since last Plenary, –the past and recent meetings –most prominent achievements (e.g., IDN, advanced technology services, CEOS interoperability Handbook, WTFs, Projects and Applications, data utilization, contribution to GEO Work Plan, etc.). –Proposal to organize an annual CEOS-level conference to address all the topics related to the space contribution to GEO attracting end-users, scientists, politics, commercial sector,…

15 Slide 15 WGISS CEOS WGISS 23, Hanoi, May 2007 WGISS Report (2/2) Topics addressed (cont): –Need to provide additional resources in support of WGISS. –Update of WGISS 5-year plan with a view to enhance its role in support to GEO. Document endorsed. –A new Vice-Chair must be identified by mid-January. Conclusion with a few recommendations. José Achache expressed his high appreciation of the work of WGISS for the support to GEO and in particular to the GEO Architectural & Data Committee (ADC). He suggested WGISS to address the issue of merging space data with Sensor Web data.

16 Slide 16 WGISS CEOS WGISS 23, Hanoi, May 2007 WGCV & WGEdu Reports WGCV –Stephen Ungar (NASA, WGCV Chair) report on WGCV activities over the past year, and conclusion with a few recommendations. Introduction of the future Chair (C.Cao from NOAA) and the new Vice Chair (P.Lecomte from ESA). WGEdu –Yolanda Berenguer (UNESCO, WGEdu Chair) reported on the activities of the Working Group: Education Portal developed in 2002, CEOS Principles for data provision in support of education and training, Objectives of the WGEdu 5-year Strategic Plan focused on the contribution to GEO/GEOSS.


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