Aug
2
11:00 AM11:00

Whole of Community Meeting

Time zone (UTC/GMT+10:00) Brisbane AEST

Brisbane AEST (UTC +10) 11:00am
Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart AEDT (UTC +11) 12:00 noon
Adelaide ACDT (UTC +10:30) 11:30am
Darwin ACST (UTC +9:30) 10:30am
Perth AWST (UTC +8) 9:00am

Via Webinar

Hosted by Professor Stuart Phinn

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Oct
4
11:00 AM11:00

Whole of Community Meeting

Time zone (UTC/GMT+10:00) Brisbane AEST

Brisbane AEST (UTC +10) 11:00am
Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart AEDT (UTC +11) 12:00 noon
Adelaide ACDT (UTC +10:30) 11:30am
Darwin ACST (UTC +9:30) 10:30am
Perth AWST (UTC +8) 9:00am

Via Webinar

Hosted by Professor Stuart Phinn

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Dec
6
11:00 AM11:00

Whole of Community Meeting

Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart AEDT (UTC +11) 12:00 noon
Adelaide ACDT (UTC +10:30) 11:30am
Darwin ACST (UTC +9:30) 10:30am
Perth AWST (UTC +8) 9:00am

Via Webinar

Hosted by Professor Stuart Phinn

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Jun
14
11:00 AM11:00

Whole of Community Meeting

Time zone (UTC/GMT+10:00) Brisbane AEST

Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart AEST (UTC +10) 11:00am
Adelaide, Darwin ACST (UTC +9:30) 10:30am
Perth AWST (UTC +8) 9:00am

Via Webinar

Hosted by Professor Stuart Phinn (University of Queensland)

Meeting Aims

Welcome to what will be our first Earth Observation Australia whole of community meeting since commencing the implementation of the Australian Earth Observation Community Plan 2026!  

There has also been several recent announcements on very large scale national funding and program commitments to building Australia’s EO capacity across government, industry and research.  EOA has played a major role in enabling these to happen, and as you will learn in this webinar, this is only the beginning!

Please join the community for our next meeting on 14 June and learn how you can participate and benefit from these activities.

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May
3
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: CEOS Feasibility Study for Aquatic Ecosystem EO Mission

Design Considerations for a (non-oceanic) Aquatic Ecosystem Earth Observing System

Results of a Committee on Earth Observing Satellites feasibility Study

Time zone (UTC/GMT+10:00) Brisbane AEST

Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart AEST (UTC +10) 12:00pm
Adelaide, Darwin ACST (UTC +9:30) 11:30am
Perth AWST (UTC +8) 10:00am

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Presented by Professor Arnold Dekker

Abstract

Many earth observing sensors have been designed, built and launched for either terrestrial or ocean R&D or applications. Often these are also used for doing freshwater, estuarine and coastal water, bathymetry and benthic mapping. However these land and ocean sensors are not designed for these complex aquatic environments and consequently do not perform as well as a dedicated sensor would.  As a Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) action CSIRO (Australia) and DLR (Germany) with 10 other international space agency related experts, have taken the lead on a feasibility assessment to determine the benefits and technological difficulties of designing an Earth observing mission focused on the biogeochemistry of inland, estuarine, deltaic and near coastal waters as well as mapping macrophytes, macro-­algae, sea grasses and coral reefs. These environments need higher spatial resolution that current and planned ocean colour images offer and need higher spectral resolution than current and planned land earth observing sensors offer (with the exception of several R&D type imaging spectrometry satellite  missions). The GEO Community of Practice Aquawatch suggested that alternative approaches, involving augmenting designs of spaceborne sensors for terrestrial and ocean colour applications to allow improved inland, near coastal waters and benthic applications, could offer an alternative pathway to addressing the same underlying science questions. Accordingly, this study also analysed the benefits and technological difficulties of this option. The design specifications for spectral, spatial, radiometric and temporal resolution may very well be very useful for other applications such as agriculture, forestry, bare soils, minerals etc.

The EOA community is invited to reflect on these possibilities as the outcomes of the report will be discussed at a CEOS meeting in the Sep to Dec 2018 timeframe.


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Apr
5
11:00 AM11:00

Whole of Community Meeting

Time zone (UTC/GMT+10:00) Brisbane AEST

Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart AEST (UTC +10) 11:00am
Adelaide, Darwin ACST (UTC +9:30) 10:30am
Perth AWST (UTC +8) 9:00am

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Hosted by Professor Stuart Phinn

At the time of writing this Australia now has at least one policy for a “Science and Industry Agency & Space Industry Program”  from one our political parties. In its justification and associated media support, it is entirely EO based, then as usual, this is nowhere to be seen as a building block or focus in the policy. This meeting will review the status of Australia’s nascent Space Capability Industry policies,  providing a critical assessment and indication of why EO is the justification for this policy, but is not built by it.  We will then highlight potential paths for moving our community’s agenda and activities forward in this context to that EO is a pillar or building and delivering the capability of Australia’s future Space Industry.

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Feb
15
11:00 AM11:00

Whole of Community Meeting

Time zone (UTC/GMT+10:00) Brisbane AEST

Brisbane AEST (UTC +10) 11:00am
Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart AEDT (UTC +11) 12:00 noon
Adelaide ACDT (UTC +10:30) 11:30am
Darwin ACST (UTC +9:30) 10:30am
Perth AWST (UTC +8) 9:00am

Via Webinar

Hosted by Professor Stuart Phinn

Welcome back to our national Earth Observation forum for 2018!

This will be our first whole of community meeting for 2018!  This meeting will explain and enable community discussion of EOA’s activities and several critical national and international EO activities that will affect government, defence, private industry, research and education sectors. We will also identify opportunities for community engagement with EOA activities.

Join the meeting from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://uqz.zoom.us/j/575655885  (see connectivity details below)

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Dec
15
11:30 AM11:30

Whole of Community Meeting

Time zone (UTC/GMT+10:00) Brisbane AEST

Via Webinar

Hosted by Professor Stuart Phinn

At long last and just within 2017, our first formal Earth Observation Australia Webinar! 

The aim of this webinar is to present the main tasks EOA will address over the next 5 and 10 year time periods, and to discuss how we will  go about doing this.

Join the meeting from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://uqz.zoom.us/j/988927935

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Aug
11
to Aug 16

Let us know what research infrastructure you, your agency or your business needs for using Earth Observation Data, now and in 5 and 10 years!

Earth Observation Research Infrastructure: Information Gathering to Inform the National Research Infrastructure Investment Plan - 2017

Responses due 17:00, Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The group preparing the submission to the Commonwealth Government on 28 August 2017 for Earth Observation Research Infrastructure -  to inform development of the National Research Infrastructure Investment Plan - 2017 is open to receiving comments and suggestions from the broader EO and other communities in Australia, up until 17:00, Monday, 21 August 2017.

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