Extended Task Sheet:

Individual contributions:

GEO Task ST-09-02

Members and POs' Contributions to Outputs and Activities:

  • 2009/07 - Report provide for the Task Kickoff Meeting, ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, July 27-28, 2009

    Activity 5.1:The IEEE Committee on Earth Observations has several Societies involved. As a starting point, the top ten conferences in attendance that are sponsored by one of those Societies are listed here:

    • 2008 IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronic Systems (IEEE COMCAS 2008)
    • 2008 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS)
    • 2008 IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference (WCNC)
    • 2008 IEEE Radar Conference
    • 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment (ISEE)
    • 2008 International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies (ISCIT)
    • 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS)
    • 2008 International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC)
    • 2008 IEEE Aerospace Conference
    • 2008 Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MICRORAD 2008)
    • 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

    Activity 5.3: In IGARSS Dr. Jose Achache, was scheduled to give a keynote presentation:”Reflections of the successes and prospectus of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems”

    There was a Panel Discussion: “GEO/GEOSS Collaboration-Opportunities in Global Earth Observation” Cp Chairs: Robert Scholes, CSIR, and Michael Turner

    In IGARSS there are 2 Tracks that specifically call out GEOSS:

    • GEOSS Implementation-Uniting Perspectives. Chair: Jay Pearlman
      • INSPIRE: A European contribution to GEOSS
      • Implementation of the GEOSS architecture using open geospatial consortium (OGC) standards for geoinformatics
      • Global Earth observation system of systems capacity building in Africa
      • Human capital development: The key to unlocking the full potential for space science applications
    • A Quality Assurance framework for Earth Observation (QA4EO) to Underpin GEOSS with a Particular Emphasis on Climate Change through Optical Based Sensors II. Co-Chairs: Stephen Ungar, NASA and David Llewellyn-Jones, University of Leicester
      • Some needed standards and best practices for calibration and validation of remote sensing data
      • Global change observation mission
      • Radiation transfer models and QA4EO: Current and future efforts for traceability and validation
      • The moon as a radiometric reference source for on-orbit sensor stability calibration
      • An assessment of African test sites in the context of a global network of quality-assured reference standards

    There was a scheduled meeting “GEO/GEOSS follow on discussion; Further African collaboration on GEOSS activities. Convenors: Bob Scholes, Jay Pearlman, Alex Fortescue

    At the Aerospace Conference (6-13 March 2010) there is a Section “Global Earth Observation System of Systems , Architecture, Data Management and Applications” Co-Chairs: Kathleen Fontaine, NASA and Mirke Antonini, University of Rome

    In the Africa GIS 2009 (an ISPRS sponsored conference) website (26-30 October 2009) there is a hot link to GEOSS Workshop XXX: Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance for the Global Observation System of Systems-GEOSS

  • 2009/05 - GEOSS Workshop XXVII (Activity 5.3): The GEOSS Workshop XXVII Understanding the Integrated Ocean Observation System, Including Sub-surface Sensors was held on Sunday, May 10, 2009 at the Congress Center Bremen in Bremen, Germany in association with the IEEE OES Oceans '09 meeting. The workshop was hosted by the IEEE Committee on Earth Observations (ICEO) and the IEEE Oceans Engineering Society (OES). The focus of the workshop was the status and future of ocean observation systems within the context of GEOSS. The Workshop explored the status of existing ocean observation systems and data portals for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems. The discussions were focused on the ability to build on existing systems to develop a global coordinated information and data system for ocean monitoring. This would improve understanding of the dynamics of the deep-ocean processes throughout the ocean water column. The workshop addressed as well the strategic GEOSS scientific issues for the development of Ocean Observatories and is a contribution to the GEO tasks ST-09-01 and ST-09-02. Moreover, the workshop contributed to the requirements of GEO subtask AR-09-03c.

    More information on the Workshop is available at the IEEE GEOSS Workshops Page. An overview of the Workshop is provided in the Proceedings. The Workshop resulted in a number of recommendations, which are submitted to the GEO Secretariat.

  • 2009/04 - SaveEarthGame (Activity 3.4): The IEEE Committee on Earth Observation has launched a pair of computer-game design contests referred to as the SaveEarthGame. Contestants are asked to create a concept for a computer game using Earth observations that addresses areas such as disaster prevention, energy conservation, and climate control. Entries for the first contest were due 10 April. About 40 proposals were received. Submissions should focus on using Earth observation data to forecast and respond to environmental challenges. For more information, visit http://bmsmail3.ieee.org:80/u/14285/05001045. For the project visit http://www.saveearthgame.org/.

    The second contest starts on 1 May, with entries due 30 June. IEEE needs scientists to work with teams as subject matter experts in SBAs.

  • 2009/04 - List of conferences (Activity 5.1): IEEE has a complete list of conferences that the IEEE touches, which contains currently 976 events. This list will be examined in order to determine where GEOSS can be promoted. Promote awareness of GEO to the technology communities.

Last edited 02 December 2016

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