Monday, May 11, 17:30 – 18:00, Room Berlin (C01)
This special keynote will be delivered by Prof. Martin Wikelski.
Martin Wikelski is Director at the Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology based in Radolfzell, Germany, and Full Professor for Ornithology at the University of Konstanz. He has founded the ICARUS-Initiative aiming at installing a new global animal observation platform in space. His vision is to allow animals to be our eyes and ears in the world, a distributed intelligent sensor network aimed at monitoring the planet in unprecedented detail in situ.
Prof. Wikelski is Member of the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), visiting research scholar at Princeton University, research associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and Emerging Explorer at the National Geographic Society. Wikelski was assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, and then assistant and associate professor at Princeton University. He is currently investigating global migratory pattern in animals with particular emphasis on disease spread and zoonoses. He authored and co-authored more than 230 scientific publications.
Tuesday, May 12, 12:30 – 14:00, Room Ann Arbor (A08)
This special session is organized to discuss the priority issues for the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and the strategies needed to address them.
With a vision to enable sound decision-making across socio-economic sectors with the use of globally coordinated Earth observation, GEO is developing a strategy that recognizes the interactions among Earth’s natural systems and the interdependencies among the socio-economic sectors.
GEO is seeking input from the communities of scientists and other earth observation users on the optimal approaches for assessing the status and forecasting information about the Earth systems and the interplay among them. The results of this discussion will inform GEO’s new Strategic Plan, which will be adopted at the GEO Ministerial Summit in November 2015.
Since 2005, GEO has been bringing together different communities in the domain of Earth observation – scientists, practitioners, data, information and service providers and users, – whose collective action has been advancing the implementation of GEO’s vision, including the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). Input from these constituents will be key for the viability and success of GEO’s strategy.
|12:30 – 12:40||GEO’s post-2015 Strategic Plan: A strategy to serve society’s needs
Barbara Ryan, Director of the GEO Secretariat
|12:40 – 13:00||Keynote: “A nexus approach to global challenges and the role of Earth observations”
Wolfram Mauser, LMU Munich
|13:00 – 13:55||Discussion|
|13:55 – 14:00||Summary and closure|
Wednesday, 13 May, 11:00–17:30 / Room Buenos Aires (A06)
|11:00 – 12:30||Closed-door Meeting|
|12:30 – 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 –15:30||Scientific Presentation
|15:30 – 16:00||Break|
|16:00 – 17:30||
|17:30||End of Meeting|
Wednesday 13 May – 12:45 – 14:00 – , Park Inn Hotel, Alexanderplatz 7, 10178 Berlin, Germany, 2nd Floor // Salon Virchow. Lunch will be served
Wednesday 13 May – 12:30 – 14:00 – room Ann Arbor (A08), lunch will be served
The objective of this side event is to present and discuss the benefits, the current status and perspectives of the cooperation between Europe and Africa on Earth Observation.
Key speakers from the European Commission and the African Union Commission will present the political context and current status of this cooperation, as well as the perspective for the coming years. The benefits of this cooperation will be illustrated through presentations of on-going activities and projects by representatives of African regional institutions. An open discussion will follow these presentations.
The cooperation between Europe and Africa on Earth observation started many years ago, through various national and regional projects. A study conducted in 2010 by the European Space Policy Institute (1) and entitle “European-African Partnership in Satellite Applications for Sustainable Development” presents a mapping of various projects and stakeholders involved in this cooperation.
Since 2002, the European Union, through the European Development Fund, supported several projects (PUMA, AMESD, MESA (2)) aiming at continuously strengthening capacities of African regional and national institution for accessing, processing and exploiting existing Earth Observation satellite data, and for building operational services to support regional and national environmental policies.
The benefit of this cooperation on Space was fully recognised at political level during the EU-Africa Summit in Lisbon in 2007and included in the Joint Africa-EU Strategy. At the same time, the “GMES & Africa” was launched as a flagship initiative on the cooperation on Earth Observation.
(2) See http://mesa.au.int . PUMA (Preparation for the Use of Meteosat in Africa), AMESD (African Monitoring of Environment for Sustainaible Development), MESA (Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa).
Wednesday, 13 May, 14:00–17:30 / Room Ann Arbor (A08)
This session will explore how a coordinated infrastructure for satellite data dissemination and access in Africa can be achieved through leveraging existing institutions, infrastructure, initiatives and international partnerships for the benefit of the continent. In a roundtable, key speakers from African and international governments, space agencies, space institutions and regional centers will share information on:
Ample time for participants to engage with the speakers is allocated. The session report will inform the AfriGEOSS initiative in taking forward the coordinated infrastructure effort and will contribute towards the realization of the draft African Space Policy and Strategy.
|14:15||Round Table Discussion: Current and future cooperation programmes with Africa
|16:00||Round Table Discussion: Current and future programmes in Africa
Invite on stage two speakers from each session to highlight key points from previous sessions that can be considered initial elements on cooperation arrangement for the AfriGEOSS initiative on strengthening African infrastructure capabilities for “Earth Observation Satellite data over Africa”.Session Moderators: Imraan Saloojee and Foster Mensah
Rapporteurs: Andiswa Mlisa and Giovanni Rum
Thursday, 14 May, 11:00–12:30, Room Tromsoe (A03)
The workshop/seminar takes ca. 1.5 hours and is to reach out to early career scientists to tell them more about the publishing process, how to write papers for top journals (from a publisher and editor perspective), ethics and language.
Since the digital era emerged with the discovery of the internet, our daily lives changed tremendously. In the same respect, academic publishing is not what it used to be. Find out how publishing turned from a print business to a high-tech online community and how this affects your success as researcher. Attending this workshop will help researchers with:
Join the session for the new ins & outs and a lively discussion.
Speaker: Edward Van Lanen – Journal Publisher Elsevier
Thursday, 14 May, 12:30–14:00, Room Ann Arbor (A08)
Chair: Guy Thomas, Director C-SIGMA (www.c-sigma.org)
Space-based Maritime Situational Awareness (SB-MSA) – Provides Security, Saves Lives, Money, the Marine Environment and its Resources. The combination with EO data shows the non-cooperative as well as the small vessels.
|12:30 – 13:00||C-SIGMA- Combining S-AIS data with Image Systems and Big Data for multiple uses; Guy Thomas|
|13:00 – 13:20||Maritime Safety and Security using Multisensor EO in Combination with AIS; Susanne Lehner|
|13:20 – 13:40||Maritime NRT Services from DLRs ground station in Neustrelitz; Egbert Schwarz|
|13:40 – 14:00||Maritime Safety in Ice Infested Waters; Des Power|