12th Science Team meeting - Announcement (Final)

Date:   June 15 - 18, 2009 (Mon. - Thu.)
Venue:    RESTEC (Remote Sensing Technology Center of JAPAN) HQ
                    Participant list

Agenda June 15 (Mon), 16 (Tue), 17 (Wed), 18 (Thu), 2009
   Meeting Program (pdf, 108KB) download    
June 15 (Mon), 2009
ALOS K&C 12th Science Team meeting
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10:15-10:20 Welcome (Masanobu Shimada, JAXA)
10:20-10:45 K&C project issues (Ake Rosenqvist, JRC) download
10:45-11:00 PALSAR observation strategy update (Emi Aoki/Fumi Ohgushi, RESTEC) download
11:00-11:20 ALOS & PALSAR operation status (M. Shimada, JAXA/Daisuke Sango, RESTEC)
11:20-11:45 EORC data processing - status & capacity issues (M. Shimada)
11:45-12:00 K&C data dissemination and user interface (Akira Mukaida, RESTEC) download
12:00-12:30 K&C mosaic status
 ·JAXA (M. Shimada)
 ·JRC (Frank Degrandi - 5 mins by Ake R.) download
 ·JPL (Bruce Chapman) download
  12:30-14:00    LUNCH
14:00-15:00 Mosaic Theme work session - Coordination and methodology issues
Leads: Bruce Chapman & Masanobu Shimada
15:00-16:00 JAXA/Science Team action items - open floor discussions
 ·Data quality, processing & dissemination issues
 ·K&C processing requests (revision required)
 ·Phase 2 - Business as usual or new visions required?
  • - the adequacy of 50 m data
  • - extended external collaborations (Ramsar, GEO-FCT, space agencies)..
  16:00-16:15    COFFEE BREAK
16:15-17:00 Demonstration of prototype global Forest Carbon Monitoring System (FCMS) under GEOSS/FCT (Yoshiki Yamagata, NIES)
~17:00 Adjourn
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June 16 (Tue), 2009
Forest Theme project updates
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9:30-10:30 Forest Theme results
 ·Richard Lucas (U. Aberystwyth) download
 ·Dirk Hoekman (U. Wageningen) download
 ·Silvana Amaral (INPE) download
 ·Christian Thiel (FSU-Jena) download
 ·Masanobu Shimada (JAXA EORC) download
  10:30-10:45    COFFEE BREAK
10:45-11:20 Forest Theme results
 ·Isoguchi/Preesan (JAXA EORC) download
 ·Shimada/Uryu/Quegan (JAXA/WWF/U. Sheffield) download
 ·Preesan Rakwatin (JAXA EORC) download
11:20-12:15 Forest Theme product issues - open floor discussion
Lead: Richard Lucas

  12:15-13:30    LUNCH
13:30 - 16:30 Special Work Session on GEO-FCT
Science Requirements for a coordinated multi-sensor acquisition strategy for global forest (and wetlands) monitoring K&C input to the GEO Task on Forest Carbon Tracking
 ·GEO-FCT background and objectives: (Osami Ochiai, JAXA HQ) download
 ·Work session instructions (Ake R, JRC) download

16:30-17:00 Session summary download
~17:00 Adjourn
June 17 (Wed), 2009
Wetland Theme project updates
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9:30-10:45 Wetlands Theme results
 ·Laura Hess (UCSB) download
 ·Kyle McDonald (JPL) download
 ·Lisa Rebelo (IWMI) download
 ·Richard Lucas (U. Aberystwyth) download
 ·William Salas (AGS) download
 ·Tony Milne (Horizon) download
  10:45-11:00    COFFEE BREAK
11:00-12:00 Wetland Theme work session - Coordination and methodology issues
Leads: Laura Hess & Kyle McDonald
  12:00-13:30    LUNCH
13:30-14:30 Wetland Theme work session (continued)
14:30 - 17:30 Special Work Session on the Ramsar G-WOS
K&C input to the establishment of a Global Wetlands Observing System (G-WOS)
 ·G-WOS report from Ramsar STRP-15 meeting (Lisa Rebelo, IWMI)
 ·K&C and G-WOS: Open floor discussion (Leads: Lisa/Laura/Ake)
- Synergy with GEO-FCT
- Wetlands science/observation requirements (Ake)
17:30 Adjourn
~18:30 - 20:00 Welcome Reception
Wolfgang Puck Cafe, Akasaka Ark Hills (next to Villa Fontaine Hotel)
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June 18 (Thu), 2009
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9:30-11:30 Forest Theme work session - Coordination and methodology issues
Lead: Richard Lucas
11:30-12:30 Theme Summary Session
 ·Mosaic - Bruce Chapman download
 ·Wetlands - Laura Hess
 ·Forest - Richard Lucas
 ·FCT observation requirements - Ake Rosenqvist download
12:30-12:45 ALOS-2 - current status (M. Shimada)
12:45-13:00 Summary & Conclusions (Ake Rosenqvist)
~13:00 Closing
14:00 - 15:00 Theme Coordinator meeting Wrap-up
(Bruce Chapman, Laura Hess, Philippe Paillou, Richard Lucas, Ake Rosenqvist)