2016 Copernicus Workshop

Date and Location:

08:30AM to 2:30PM, 4 November
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Hosts

Geoscience Australia, the European Commission Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, and the Delegation of the European Union to Australia.

Keynote presentation

Philippe Brunet
Director for Copernicus, Space Policy and Defence, European Commission

Objectives

  • Inform about Copernicus and Australian-European cooperation
  • Identify opportunities for projects that support the goals of Copernicus
  • Provide feedback that may inform future evolution of Copernicus

Audience

Representatives from industry, the research community, state governments, non-governmental organisations, and those experienced in the South-East Asia/South Pacific region, are invited to attend.

Programme for 2016 Copernicus Workshop

08:00 Registration and coffee
08:30 Welcome by local host Adam Lewis
Geoscience Australia
08:40 Keynote presentation
Copernicus Now And In The Future
Phillipe Brunet
Director, Copernicus, Space Policy and Defence, European Commission
The Copernicus Programme
09:00 The Copernicus Sentinel Satellites Bianca Hoersch
European Space Agency
09:20 The Copernicus Services and their relevance to Australia and region Mauro Facchini
European Commission
The Australia-EU Partnership
09:30 Working Together for Copernicus Jonathon Ross and Astrid Koch
Geoscience Australia and European Commission
Accessing and exploiting data from the Sentinels
Supporting cutting-edge research, innovation and cooperation for industrial and sustainable development outcomes
09:45 European data access mechanisms Paul Counet and Bianca Hoersch
EUMETSAT and ESA
10:05 Australia's Regional Copernicus Data Access/Analysis Hub Fang Yuan
Data Hub Manager
10:20 Australia's Geoscience Data Cube Trevor Dhu
Programme Director, Geoscience Australia
10:30 Coffee break
Parallel interactive sessions
How can Australia and Europe work together to...
10:45 ...ensure our research communities maximise value from Copernicus? Facilitator: Stuart Phinn
University of Queensland
...connect industries to develop products and services for local and global markets? Facilitator: Chris Penning
Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information
...put Copernicus to work in the region, particularly in support of sustainable development? Facilitator: Alex Held and Alla Metlenko
CSIRO and Geoscience Australia
Future opportunities to enhance data access
11:35 Interactive Session
What data infrastructure do we need to make best use of this 'big space data'?
Facilitator: Alex Held
CSIRO
12:10 Lunch
Moving forward
13:10 Recommendations from interactive sessions Facilitators
13:30 Group discussion
Opportunities and challenges, Project opportunities
Session Chair: Adam Lewis
Geoscience Australia
14:20 Closing remarks Mauro Facchini and Adam Lewis
European Commission & Geoscience Australia