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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Whole of Community Meeting #12

Presented by Commonwealth and State Government EO Program Directors and Staff, CSIRO EO Program Directors, CRC Si, University researchers, Private Industry and Non-government groups.

Summary

At this meeting we presented and reviewed progress on the Australian Earth Observation and Community Plan including the main results from a national survey of the EOS community. The Plan will be delivered and launched at the CEOS Town Hall meetings in Brisbane on 3 November 2016.  There was an open forum on the expected directions for EO data collection, storage processing and sharing over the next 5-10 years.  A wrap up of major national and international EO developments was also presented.

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Whole of Community Meeting #11

Presented by Commonwealth and State Government EO Program Directors and Staff, CSIRO EO Program Directors, CRC Si, University researchers, Private Industry and Non-government groups.

Summary

This webinar focussed on several major national initiatives that will have significant impacts on the longevity and funding provided for us to grow government and industry EO in Australia over the next 10-20 years. Timing of national inputs to these processes is limited, so it is essential we provide a community level response as effectively as possible!

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Whole of Community Meeting #10

For our second whole of community webinar discussion for 2016 we focussed on:

  • The process of establishing an Australian EOS Community Plan, including an Australian Earth Observations from Space Infrastructure Blueprint,

  • Inclusion of airborne and remotely piloted airborne imaging,

  • Discussion of Australia’s role(s) in GEO.

In also had updates on:

  • Australian Government Earth Observation from Space Working Group (Geoscience Australia, Bureau of Meteorology, Geoscience Australia),

  • CEOS Australian activities for 2016,

  • International and national EO progress,

  • Developing Government-Research Industry Partnerships to reduce risk.

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Whole of Community Meeting #9

For our first whole of community discussion for 2016 we activated several activities started in December 2015 to:

  • Begin the process of establishing an Australian EOS Community Plan, including an Australian Earth Observations from Space Infrastructure Blueprint,

  • Begin the design of an Australian Earth Observation Conference for 2017.

There was also updates on:

  • Australian Government Earth Observation from Space Working Group (Geoscience Australia, Bureau of Meteorology, Geoscience Australia),

  • CEOS Australian activities for 2016,

  • International and national EO progress.

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Whole of Community Meeting #8

Our third and final whole of community webinar discussion for 2015 focussed on two major items of discussion:

  • the development of a process to deliver and implementan “Australian Earth Observations from Space Infrastructure Plan” to move the National Earth Observation Infrastructure Plan, and

  • emerging options for our national conference and supporting workshops in 2017-2018.

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