Jun 07, 2016

Polar and Snow Cover Applications workshop

(23 June, Brussels). This event is organised within the framework of the user requirements gathering activity the EC is carrying out to contribute to the design of the Next Generation Copernicus Space Component.

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Polar and Snow Cover Applications workshop

The European Commission (EC) is organising a Polar and Snow Cover Applications User Requirements workshop on 23 June at the Breydel building of DG GROW. The event is organised within the framework of the user requirements gathering activity the EC is carrying out to contribute to the design of the Next Generation Copernicus Space Component. The objective of the workshop is to gather, examine and consolidate user requirements, and to confront these with observation gaps to be potentially addressed by the Next Generation of the Copernicus Space Component. The audience will be composed of users, service providers, representatives from the scientific community, and Space agencies.

REGISTRATIONS TO THE WORKSHOP ARE NOW OPEN

AGENDA

09:00 Registration and welcome coffee
09:30 DG GROW – Speaker to be announced – Welcome
09:35 NEXTSPACE – Udrivolf Pica – Objectives and agenda of the workshop
09:40 ECMWF – Vincent-Henri Peuch or Jean-Noël Thépaut – Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) contribution to Polar regions & Snow Cover monitoring
10:00 Mercator Océan – Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) and Polar regions monitoring
10:10 DG CLIMA – Requirements for Polar regions and Snow Cover monitoring
10:20 DG MOVE – Requirements for arctic trans-polar routes and other relevant Polar applications
10:30 DG ENV – Existing gaps in monitoring Polar environment and climate
10:40 University of Leeds (UK) – Prof Andrew Shepherd – Achievements of the CryoSat mission and needs for the future
11:00 Coffee break
11:20 NERSC (Norway) – Johnny A. Johannessen – Synergetic use of satellite and in situ data for Polar Ocean monitoring: what is needed?
11:40 Polar View – Mr David Arthurs – Polaris’ gap analysis summary
12:00 User Panel Discussion: the panel will include all speakers plus additional users who will ac-tively contribute to the discussion

12:50 Lunch

14:00 ENVEO (Austria) – Thomas Nagler – Snow Cover applications: major gaps in current EO measure-ment capabilities
14:15 Continental Ice, Snow cover, and Climate: what is needed for the future
14:30 Cold Regions, Glaciers, Snow and Hazards: current EO limitations and user needs for the future
14:45 Cross-cutting needs Polar and Snow Cover
15:00 User Panel Discussion
15:50 Coffee break
16:10 ESA – Pierluigi Silvestrin – Polar regions and Snow Cover monitoring from Space: state-of-the-art capabilities and mission concepts
16:30 EUMETSAT – Dr Kenneth Holmlund – EUMETSAT’s view on future Ice, Snow, and Permafrost observations
16:45 Final discussion, key messages and concluding remarks
17:30 End of meeting

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