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Monday 2 May

08:00-09.00

Registration

09:00–09:15

1. INTRODUCTION

Welcome and Opening Remarks – Barbara Ryan (GEO Secretariat)
Symposium Objectives and Agenda – Giovanni Rum (GEO Secretariat)

09.15–10.30

2. THE GEO STRATEGIC PLAN 2016-2025: IMPLEMENTING GEOSS

Chairperson: Barbara Ryan, GEO Secretariat Director
Rapporteur: Douglas Cripe, GEO Secretariat

Presentations

  • Introduction, by the Chair (presentation)
  • The Strategic Plan 2016-25 part A and part B, Douglas Cripe, GEO Secretariat (presentation)
  • GEO Implementation Mechanisms, Giovanni Rum, GEO Secretariat (presentation)
  • Programme Board Terms of Reference, status of the work and way forward, Tim Haigh, EEA, Programme Board Co-chair (presentation)

Q & A Session

10:30–11:00

Coffee Break

11:00–12:00

3. THE GEO WORK PROGRAMME

Chairperson: Tim Haigh, EEA, Programme Board Co-chair
Rapporteur: Giovanni Rum, GEO Secretariat

Presentations

  • GEO 2016 Work Programme Overview, Giovanni Rum, GEO Secretariat (presentation)
  • GEO 2017-19 Work Programme Introduction and development timeline, John Matuszak, USA, Programme Board Co-chair
  • GEO Branding guidelines, Katy Anderson, GEO Secretariat (presentation)

Q & A Session

12.00–12.30

4. GEO FOUNDATIONAL TASKS

Chairperson: John Matuszak, USA, Programme Board Co-chair
Rapporteur: Douglas Cripe, GEO Secretariat

Presentations

  • The Foundational Tasks in the 2016 Work Programme: concept and lessons learned, Giovanni Rum, GEO Secretariat (presentation)

Q & A Session

12:30–14:00

Lunch Break

14:00–14.45

4. GEO FOUNDATIONAL TASKS (con’t)

Presentations

  • The Foundational Tasks: criteria for the PB assessment, Francisco Chavez, POGO, Programme Board member (presentation)

Q & A Session

Summary by the Chair

14:45–15:30

5. REPORTING, MONITORING AND EVALUATION

Chairperson: Giovanni Rum, GEO Secretariat
Rapporteur: Chao Xing, GEO Secretariat

Presentations

  • Reporting requirements and GEO Performance Indicators, Chair (presentation)

Q & A Session

Summary by the Chair

15:30–16:00

Coffee Break

16:00–18:00

6. GEOSS REQUIREMENTS, FUNCTIONS ARCHITECTURE

Chairpersons: Massimo Craglia, JRC, European Commission
Ivan DeLoatch, USGS, USA
Rapporteurs: Osamu Ochiai, GEO Secretariat
Wenbo Chu, GEO Secretariat
Paola De Salvo, GEO Secretariat

Presentations

  • GEOSS Current and evolutional architecture, Ivan DeLoatch, Max Craglia
  • Rich Frazier
  • Role of Community Portals in the architecture evolution, Ken McDonald (presentation)
  • Data Sharing and Management, Bob Chen (presentation) and Mustapha Mokrane (presentation)
  • Observation Systems Osamu Ochiai (presentation)
  • GCI Users requirement overview Paola De Salvo (presentation)
  • GEOSS Portal User Interface, Guido Colangeli (presentation)

Panel: Closing observational gaps and improving access to GEOSS resources.
Panel composition: Bob Chen, Lars-Peter Riishojgaard (to be confirmed), Jonathan Ross, Stefano Nativi, Joerg Freyhof, Emily Smail

  • Introduction from panelists and interventions from the floor

18:00

Adjourn

Tuesday 3 May

09:00–09:45

7. ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY

Chairperson: Robert Samors, GEO Secretariat
Rapporteurs: Andiswa Mlisa, GEO Secretariat
Wenbo Chu, GEO Secretariat

Panel: Xingfa Gu, China (presentation), Angelica Gutierrez-Magness, AmeriGEOSS (presentation), Deon Terblanche, WMO, Monica Miguel-Lago, EARSC (presentation). The panel will cover a broad spectrum of different GEO stakeholders’ perspective.

  • Introduction from panelists and interventions from the floor

09:45–10:30

8. SOCIO-ECONOMIC BENEFITS FROM THE USE OF EARTH OBSERVATIONS

Chairperson: Richard Bernknopf, University of New Mexico
Rapporteur: Giovanni Rum, GEO Secretariat

Presentations

  • Socio economic benefits from EO use: Methodology and Examples, Chair (presentation)

Q & A Session

10:30–11:00

Coffee Break

11:00–12:00

9. GEO AND THE 2030 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

Chairperson: Lawrence Friedl, NASA, USA
Rapporteur: Robert Samors, GEO Secretariat

Presentations

  • SDGs, examples (presentation), related GEO Initiative (GI-18) and Plan, Chair (presentation)

Q & A Session

Gathering inputs on focus areas for 2016 and contributions to GI-18

12:00–12:50

10. UNDERSTANDING THE GEO USER NEEDS PROCESS AND DEVELOPING A KNOWLEDGE BASE

Chairperson: Yana Gevorgyan, NOAA, USA
Rapporteur: Giovanni Rum, GEO Secretariat
Introduction by the Chair

Panel: Michael Rast, ESA (presentation), Lawrence Friedl, NASA, USA (presentation), Hans-Peter Plag, IEEE (presentation), Stefano Nativi, CNR, Italy (presentation)

  • Introduction from panelists and interventions from the floor

Summary by the Chair

12:50–13:00

BREAKOUT GROUPS AND THEIR CHARTER

Eight sessions will run in parallel, one for each GEO Societal Benefit Area:
General objectives (they may vary for each Breakout Session):

  • Identify the key objectives for each SBA in the medium and long term (addressing involvement of specific communities/Institutions, user needs/policies to address, development of new methodologies /applications, cross-cutting role of Climate/Weather , …….). This initial set of objectives should develop into a consolidated SBA’s scenarios and roadmaps that will serve as a reference for GEO Members and PO’s to plan and implement future actions.
  • Provide recommendations on activities to be included in the 2017-2019 GEO Work Programme, as a result of the discussion on activities currently included in the 2016 Work Programme + new ideas.
  • Provide initial recommendations on the data, information and knowledge that should be made accessible through the GEO Portal
  • Discuss and provide initial recommendations on how to structure dedicated SBA community (ies) as a permanent consultation forum and major actor for the implementation of the SBA User needs process and the GEO knowledge base development, described in the foundational tasks GD-08 and GD-09 respectively.

The sessions will include, as necessary, presentations of GEO Community Activities, Initiatives and Flagships; for initiatives and flagships, their consistency with the criteria defined in the Strategic Plan Reference Document should be highlighted, with a focus on user involvement, planning and deliverables, allocated resources.

13:00–14.00

Lunch Break

14:00–15.30

11. SBAs Breakout Sessions

  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Sustainability. Session details
  • Disaster Resilience. Session details
  • Energy and Mineral Resources Management. Session details
  • Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture. Session details
  • Public Health Surveillance. Session details
  • Sustainable Urban Development. Session details
  • Water Resources Management. Session details

15:30–16:00

Coffee Break

16:00–18.00

11. SBAs Breakout Sessions

  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Sustainability. Session details
  • Disaster Resilience. Session details
  • Energy and Mineral Resources Management. Session details
  • Infrastructure and Transportation Management. Session deatils
  • Sustainable Urban Development. Session details
  • Water Resources Management. Session details

18:00

Adjourn

Wednesday 4 May

09:00–10:30

12. CAPACITY BUILDING COORDINATION

Chairperson: Mark Noort, HCP International
Rapporteur: Andiswa Mlisa, GEO Secretariat

Presentations

  • Capacity building coordination – resources and baseline study, Chair (presentation)
  • Obtaining user requirements, Rohini Swaminathan, UNITAR
  • Water cycle capacity building, Angelica Gutierrez-Magness, NOAA, USA (presentation)
  • GFOI Capacity Building, Douglas Muchoney, USGS, USA

Discussion on user requirements for Capacity Building

Presentations

  • Young scientists, Simon Hodson, CODATA (presentation)
  • Making geospatial science accessible to the youth, Maria Brovelli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Discussion on engaging youth in GEO

10:30–11:00

Coffee Break

11:00–12:30

13. SBAs BREAKOUT SESSIONS REPORTS

  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Sustainability. (presentation)
  • Disaster Resilience. (presentation)
  • Energy and Mineral Resources Management. (presentation)
  • Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture.
  • Infrastructure and Transportation Management.
  • Public Health Surveillance. (presentation)
  • Sustainable Urban Development. (presentation)
  • Water Resources Management. (presentation)

13:00–14.00

Lunch Break

14:00–15:30

14. WORK PROGRAMME 2016 – DISCUSSION AND CONSOLIDATION

Chairpersons: John Matuszak, USA, Tim Haigh EEA Programme Board Co-chairs
Rapporteur: Douglas Cripe, GEO Secretariat

The session will be a structured discussion, lead by the Co-Chairs and involving Chairs and Rapporteurs from previous Symposium sessions as well as the audience, having the following objectives:

  • Summarize the main inputs to the GEO Work Programme 2017-19
    • Proposed Community Activities
    • Candidate GEO Initiatives and GEO Flagships
    • Criteria to consolidate the list of Foundational Tasks and their content
    • Addressing Climate / Weather cross-cutting aspects
  • Discuss the process for confirmation of the resources associated to Foundational Tasks, GEO Initiatives and GEO Flagships
  • Consolidate the Work Programme 2017-19 development and approval timeline, here included the planned inputs from the proposing teams

15:30–16:00

Coffee Break

16:00–17:00

14. WORK PROGRAMME 2016 – DISCUSSION AND CONSOLIDATION (con’t)

Chairperson: John Matuszak, USA, Tim Haigh, EEA Programme Board Co-chairs
Rapporteur: Douglas Cripe, GEO Secretariat

17:00–17:30

15. CONCLUDING SESSION

Summary of Symposium outcomes, Giovanni Rum, GEO Secretariat
Final remarks, Barbara Ryan, GEO Secretariat Director (presentation)

17:30

Adjourn

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