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ESA EO seminar in Prague

CSO invites to a seminar on ESA Earth Observation

14th March 2013, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) organizes a seminar on ESA Earth Observation programmes in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), Czech Space Office (CSO) and Ministry of Transport.

A programme focused on Remote Sensing is divided into two components - the objective of the Earth Explorer component is the development of scientific satellites Earth Explorers, while the Development and Exploitation component includes preparatory activities for Earth Explorer missions or other missions of Earth Observation developed within ESA programmes (EOPA element - Earth Observation Preparatory Activities), the development of instruments for these missions (IPD element - Instrument Pre-Development), the Support to Science Element (STSEM), Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM), Level 2 Products (L2), Data User Element (DUE) and Value Adding Element (VAE) supports the scientific use of data from earth observation satellites (especially Earth Explorer) and developing of applications based on these data. Due to the composition the programme is a great opportunity for involvement in both of the areas – the Earth Sciences and the development of instruments, satellite platforms, ground segment and processing of remote sensing data for use in various applications. The contribution of the Czech Republic to the EOEP, which is paid from the budget of the Ministry of Education, is 4.23 million for the period of 2013 - 2016.

The seminar will be conducted in English. Please confirm your participation till 12th March 2013 on email If interested in a bilateral meeting note this fact your email.

Date and venue:

14th March 2013, 9:00 - 16:00

Velký zrcadlový sál, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

Karmelitská 8, Prague 1

Program of the seminar

9:00 Welcome and introduction

Dalibor Štys - Director of Research and Development , Ministry of Education

9:10 Presentation on ESA Earth Observation Programmes

Maurice Borgeud - Head of Science, Applications and Future Technologies Department, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes 

9:30 Preparatory Activities for Future Missions, including: Science, Campaigns, Technologies, EE-7, EE-8

Pierluigi Silvestrin - Head of Future Missions Division, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes

Remo Bianchi - Mission Science Divission

Klaus Scipal - Mssion Science Division 

10:10 Presentation on GMES Programme

Thomas Beer - GMES Space Office, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes

10:30 Presentation on MetOp Second Generation Programme

Graeme Mason - MetOp Second Generation Programme Manager

10:50 Coffee

11:10 Mission Operations and Groumd Segment

Henri Laur - Head of Earth Observation Mission Management Division

11:40 Mission Data Exploitation (DUE, VAE, STSE, SEOM)

Mark Doherty - Head of Earth Observation Exploitation and Management Division

Mike Rast - Head of Science Strategy, Coordination and Planning Office

12:10 Discussion

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Bilateral Meetings

16:00 End of the Day