16th Science Team meeting - Announcement

Date:   October 17 - 21, 2011 (Mon. - Fri.)
Venue:    JAXA TKSC, Tsukuba / RESTEC (Remote Sensing Technology Center of JAPAN) HQ (Roppongi, Tokyo)
                    Participant list

Agenda October 17 (Mon.), 18 (Tue.), 19 (Wed.), 20 (Thu.), 21 (Fri.), 2011
   Meeting Program (pdf, 218KB) download    
October 17 (Mon.), 2011
  JAXA TKSC, Tsukuba
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9:35 Bus from Tsukuba station
9:40 Bus from Hotel Okura Frontier Ephocal to JAXA TKSC
10:00-10:15 Welcome (Masanobu Shimada, JAXA)
10:15-11:30 Background for new Science Team members
 ·The ALOS Kyoto & Carbon Initiative - Ake Rosenqvist, K&C coordinator download
 ·The ALOS PALSAR mission (obituary) - Masanobu Shimada, JAXA download
 ·The PALSAR Systematic Observation Strategy - Ake Rosenqvist download
 ·The ALOS-2 mission - system characteristics and development status - M. Shimada download
11:30-12:00 Launching K&C Phase 3 (Ake Rosenqvist) download
  12:00-13:00    LUNCH
13:00-15:00 Tour of JAXA Tsukuba Space Center - Visit to the satellite test facilities and view of the Global Change Observation Mission (GCOM) satellite
15:15-17:00 Science Team plans for Phase-3 (20+5 minutes)
 ·Australian R&D Support to Global Forest and AGB Mapping - Richard Lucas (Aberystwyth Univ./Wales) download
 ·Mapping the Public Forests in Brazil - Humberto de Mesquita Jr. (FSB/Brazil) download
 ·Mapping inundation with ALOS ScanSAR data - Bruce Chapman (JPL/USA) download
~17:00 Bus from JAXA to Tsukuba station and Hotel Okura Ephocal
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October 18 (Tue.), 2011
  JAXA TKSC, Tsukuba
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9:35 Bus from Tsukuba station
9:40 Bus from Hotel Okura Frontier Ephocal to JAXA TKSC
10:00-12:15 Science Team plans for Phase-3 (20+5 minutes)
 ·Climate-relevant Modernization of the National Forest Policy and Piloting of REDD Measures in the Philippines - Francisco Tavora (GIZ/Germany) download
 ·Measuring Effective Conservation in The Northern Andes and South Central America Conservation Program - Jorge León Sarimento (TNC/Colombia) download
 ·Developing the best independent PALSAR based MRV system for REDD+ in Sumatra, Indonesia - Yumiko Uryu (WWF-Indonesia) download
 ·Forest Resources Mapping and Monitoring in Kenya - Kei Suzuki (JAFTA/Japan) for Kenya Forest Service download
  12:15-13:30    LUNCH
13:30-14:30 PALSAR data distribution procedures
 ·Full resolution data through AUIG (A. Rosenqvist for Order Desk) download

 ·EORC product transfer / FTP accounts (Takashi Ogawa, RESTEC) download
14:30-16:15 Science Team plans for Phase-3 - R&D session (20+5 minutes)
 ·Forest Degradation and Change Monitoring in the Tropical Zone - Yrjö Rauste (VTT/Finland) download
 ·Advances in forestry applications in Sweden using ALOS PALSAR imagery - Johan Fransson (SLU/Sweden) download
 ·Combined Use of SAR, InSAR and Lidar for Measuring Forest Biomass and Structure in the Northeastern United States - Bruce Chapman (JPL) for Paul Siqueira (Univ. Mass/USA) download
 ·ALOS-PALSAR & TanDEM-X for Forest Disturbance & Degradation Mapping - Florian Kugler for Kostas Papathanassiou (DLR/Germany) download
16:15- Forest Theme issues - Open floor discussion (All)
~17:00 Bus from JAXA to Tsukuba station. Joint transfer by train to Tokyo.
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October 19 (Wed), 2011
  RESTEC HQ / Roppongi, Tokyo
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10:00-11:15 JAXA EORC global mosaic and forest mapping activities (Masanobu Shimada) download
 ·ALOS PALSAR and JERS-1 SAR 25m resolution global mosaics (technical specs, data formats etc.)
·Global forest cover and biomass mapping effort - 2010 results
11:15-12:00 Forest Theme Project issues download
  12:00-13:30    LUNCH
14:00-14:30 Science Team plans for Phase-3 (20+5 minutes)
 ·JAXA forest mapping activities in Indonesia - Masanobu Shimada and EORC Team (JAXA) download
14:30-16:00 Individual agreement discussions JAXA-science team memebers
16:00- Science Team plans for Phase-3 (20+5 minutes)
 ·Collaborative research for forest carbon tracking in Sumatra - Orbita Roswintiarti (LAPAN/Indonesia) download
 ·Wide area forest monitoring in Insular SE Asia and Guiana Shield - Dirk Hoekman (Univ. Wageningen/The Netherlands) download
 ·Aboveground Biomass and Carbon Stock Mapping and Changes Monitoring in the Forest of Peninsular Malaysia Using L-Band ALOS PALSAR and JERS-1 - Khali Hamzah (FRIM/Malaysia) download
~17:30 Adjourn
 18:00-20:00 Reception dinner (2,000 yen/person)
Venue: Shuraku Shunsai no Ie
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October 20 (Thu), 2011
  RESTEC HQ / Roppongi, Tokyo
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10:00-12:00 Science Team plans for Phase-3 - Wetlands
 ·Wetlands in the Nile and Zambezi Basins - Lisa Rebelo (IWMI/Ethiopia) download
 ·Application of PALSAR for regional assessments of forest disturbance, agriculture and wetland habitats - William Salas (AGS/USA) download
 ·Mapping Global Wetlands and Boreal Freeze/Thaw with ALOS PALSAR - Kyle McDonald (CCNY/USA) download
 ·The use of ALOS imagery to investigate the carbon dynamics of the Amazon river system - Bruce Forsberg (INPA/Brazil) download
  12:00-13:30    LUNCH
13:30-15:00 Science Team plans for Phase-3 - (20+5 minutes)
 ·Mangrove monitoring by ALOS PALSAR - Richard Lucas (Aberystwyth Univ./Wales) download
 ·Mangrove extent, change and structure in Africa and the Americas - Marc Simard (JPL/USA) for Lola Fatoyinbo (NASA-GSFC/USA) download
 ·Assessment of the USGS Global Mangrove dataset (Richard Lucas)
15:00- Wetland Theme Project issues download
 ·Ground truth data sharing
·Methodology issues
·Ramsar Convention events
·Meeting Wrap-up & Action Items
~17:30 Adjourn
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October 21 (Fri), 2011
  RESTEC HQ / Roppongi, Tokyo
The K&C Global Mangrove Watch - the way forward
Special Work Session (open participation)
Time: 10:00-13:00
·Establishment of "K&C Global Mangrove Watch team"
·Discussions on technical/practical issues
·Development of a draft work plan
Participants: Interested K&C members and observers wishing to contribute to the K&C Global Mangrove Watch effort
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