Whole of Community Meeting

Summary

There is a lot going on across industry, government, defence, and research in Australia and internationally in Earth Observation. Our Space Agency has also started formally and is moving in a range of directions.

We have several working groups addressing the 10 year plan for EO, and we will hear from them along with key industry, national and international updates during this webinar. 

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Whole of Community Meeting

Hosted by Professor Stuart Phinn (University of Queensland)

Summary

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....

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Whole of Community Meeting

Presented by Stuart Phinn, University of Queensland

Summary

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 reviewed 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 highlighted the potential paths for moving our community’s agenda and activities forward in this context so that EO is a pillar or building and delivering the capability of Australia’s future Space Industry.

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Whole of Community Meeting

Earth Observation (Research) Infrastructure for Australia - to 2026

Presented by Stuart Phinn, University of Queensland

Summary

At the recent NCRIS - Greater Impact Through Environmental Infrastructure Symposium a session was run on 17 May 2017 for Integrating Earth Observation for essential Environmental Monitoring in Australia.   This was a well-attended session but, unfortunately, we ran out of time to complete a full discussion and review of the presented material (see copy of presentation).

The discussion we did have highlighted the fact that our community needs to further identify and discuss EO infrastructure challenges and how to address them, so this was a significant first step that will enable us to do that (as soon as we can!).

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Whole of Community Meeting

Advancing AEOCCG &
Implementing The Australian EO Community Plan

Presented by Stuart Phinn, University of Queensland

Summary

At our previous whole of community meeting, on 14 February, we presented and had an open discussion about the proposed implementation process of the AEOCP and the formal establishment of AEOCCG operations, governance, funding, with a path to becoming an independently funded private-public entity.

At this meeting we presented and discussed the planned changes to the AEOCCG to enable it to implement the “Australian Earth Observation Community Plan 2026” and deliver significant advances to Australia’s EO capability across science, industry and government.

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Whole of Community Meeting

Advancing AEOCCG &
Implementing the Australian EO Community Plan

Presented by Stuart Phinn, University of Queensland

Summary

Towards the close of 2016 we saw the successful launch of the Australian Earth Observation Community Plan 2026 (AEOCP).  The plan has been well received across the private and public sectors and we are now moving into the implementation phase. 

Implementing the AEOCP requires the formal establishment of AEOCCG operations, governance, funding, and a path to becoming an independently funded private-public entity. This will also link closely with directions in  the forthcoming NCRIS Research Infrastructure Roadmap and National Innovation and Science Agenda.

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Whole of Community Meeting #13

Presented by Stuart Phinn, University of Queensland.

Summary

Australia’s first comprehensive Plan for developing Earth Observation capabilities across industry, government and research was launched last week.  The Plan is an initiative of the AEOCCG and we will be implementing its priorities.

This webinar reviewed the priorities for action identified in the plan, and outlined the proposed implementation activities in the short (1-3 months) and longer (> 1 year).

A wrap up of major national and international EO developments was also presented.

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