EORC’s role in earth observation field
Director of EORC,
In late 20th century, it is called satellite earth observation’s golden age because USA EOS plan, Japanese ADEOS plan, Europe ENVISAT plan started. Since then, so many earth observation satellite was developed, and we got a variety of earth’s scientific knowledge. Although, we now have to make a more effort and improve our contribution in earth observation field, under the space basic plan, ocean basic plan. In this situation, we should re-recognize the fact that earth observation satellite designed to accomplish both ultra-fine science mission and actual use mission. The satellite system is very useful and high efficiency.
Practically, we used the data to solve a lot of problems about global environment system. For example, the amount of air pollution’s direct or joint climate effect is revealed. At the same time, the data is used in climate, walrus, land field. If you notice the long history of earth observation, we could achieve great objective by using earth observation data which has two side’s (science use and practical use) mutual corporation. Thus, we should have the strategy that both science community and user agency proceeds in conjunction.
So, we would like to challenge to create the inovative observation technologies and earth sciences in my office, EORC. In addition to that, we will try to future forecast technology which enables to deal so many problems by using the data which is highly analyzed. The effort and challenge may drive force to invent a variety of applied businesses, and be effective to train next generation.
(Written in April 2015)