About the GEO Data and Knowledge Week 2020

The international Earth observation data community is invited to join the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in Beijing, China for GEO Data and Knowledge Week 2020.

For the first time ever, the GEO Data Providers Workshop and GEO Data Technology Workshop will take place together in a new format as a single event: GEO Data and Knowledge Week 2020.

Hosted by the ChinaGEO Secretariat, the event will focus on open data and ways to ensure that available Earth observation data and knowledge can support international policy frameworks including the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction and the Paris Climate Agreement. It will include a full programme of workshops, training sessions, EO site tours, and more.

Schedule

17 February 2020: ChinaGEO Day Side Events

The ChinaGEO Day Side Events brings an opportunity to learn about the activities of the China GEO communities. There are 8 slots of 1.5 hours each. Four side events will be based on the GEO Work Programme coordinated by Chinese researchers. The remainder of the side events will focus on resources, ecosystems, challenges and innovations by the Chinese private sector. However, side event slots are open to all.

Side event slots are currently open. To apply for organizing a session please contact Prof. Li Guoqing <ligq@radi.ac.cn>

18 - 21 February 2020: GEO Data and Knowledge Workshop

Objectives of the workshop: 

  • Foster interaction within the GEO Community to facilitate collaborative approaches to address challenges and opportunities.
  • Align through better interaction of GEO Work Programme activities the support of Policy (Decision Making) needs with a focus on the GEO engagement priorities: Disaster, Climate, SDGs with respect to data, applications, knowledge and existing technological tools and related gaps
  • Showcase missing elements in the GEO Work Programme activities in terms of Data, Technology, Usability (Modelling - Policy) in addressing policy goals
  • Demonstrate to GEO Users successful uptake by GEO users from the public and private sectors (how to boost awareness, facilitate use, etc.)
  • Promote the Open Science approaches supporting end-to-end reproducible solutions and best practices in data sharing and data management
  • Explore technological advancements towards open and reproducible knowledge (e.g. Cloud Computing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning).
  • Demonstrate the value of the GEOSS Infrastructure including GEO Knowledge Hub

Throughout the entire workshop there will be an exhibition with sponsor booths, poster sessions and training sessions.

Workshop programme: 

Tuesday 18 February 2019

9h00-9h30 Opening Session

 Opening and Welcome

9h30-11h00 Session 1: GEOSS Infrastructure - State of the art

 GEOSS Data State of the Art: Actual Data providers
 EO Data in the GEOSS Infrastructure: Gaps and Quality

Coffee Break

11h00-12h00 Session 2: GEOSS Infrastructure - Future Needs

 GEOSS Infrastructure Users needs discussion over future essential functionalities

12h00-13h00 Session 3:

 EO Community responsibility and challenges in supporting engagement priorities
 Minimum requirements for quality and reliability

Lunch: 13h00 - 14h00

14h00-15h00 Session 4: Regional GEOs

 What have been their accomplishments and what they are missing.
 How the Regional GEOs are-will be integrated in the GEOSS Infrastructure

15h00-16h00 Session 5: New emerging technologies

 GEOSS and the new emerging technologies
 Capabilities to increase impact

Coffee Break

16h00-17h00 Session 6:

 How GEO can Benefit from technological advancements towards open and reproducible knowledge: Cloud computing, Big Data, AI, ML

Wednesday 19 February: Climate Engagement Priority

9h00-9h30 Opening Session

 Policies Key note

9h30-11h00 Session 1: Climate Engagement and the GEO Work Programme

 Application and Knowledge developed by the WP Activities with a Focus on the reproducibility
 Data used and needs
 How the GEOSS Infrastructure has been used or planned to be used

Coffee Break

11h00-12h00 Session 2: Data Gaps to meet Climate policy needs

 Data/Knowledge Providers meet users
 Discussion Round Table

12h00-13h00 Session 3: Towards addressing policy needs

 The LDN example

Lunch: 13h00 - 14h00

14h00-15h00 Session 4:Capacity Development and Reproducible Knowledge

 Why Reproducible Knowledge
 What is needed to advance the community towards Reproducible knowledge

15h00-16h00 Session 5: Benefit of open data and open knowledge

 What does it mean to set up an open data policy at country level

Coffee Break

16h00-17h00 Session6: Technological advancements

 How the GEO community can benefit from technological advancements such as ARD, Data Cubes, AI, ML, etc. (e.g. Digital Earth Africa)

Thursday 20 February 2019: Disaster Engagement Priority

9h00-9h30 Opening Session

 Policies Key note

9h30-11h00 Session 1: Disaster Engagement and the GEO Work Programme

 Application and Knowledge developed by the WP Activities with a focus on the reproducibility;
 Data used and needs;
 How the GEOSS Infrastructure has been used or planned to be used.

Coffee Break

11h00-12h00 Session 2: Data Gaps to meet Disasters Policy Needs

 Data/Knowledge Providers meet users
 Discussion Round Table

12h00-13h00 Session 3: Towards addressing policy needs

 The GEOGLAM example

Lunch: 13h00 - 14h00

14h00-16h00 Session 4: Private / Public Partnerships

 Building collaboration between private and public sectors innovators towards GEO Engagement priorities

Coffee Break

16h00-17h00 Session 5: Legal Aspects

 What are the legal and ethical issues and requirements in managing EO in disaster management

Friday 21 February 2019: SDGs Engagement Priority

9h00-9h30 Opening Session

 Policies Key note

9h30-11h00 Session 1: SDGs and the GEO Work Programme

 Application and Knowledge developed by the WP Activities with a focus on the reproducibility;
 Data used and needs;
 How the GEOSS Infrastructure has been used or planned to be used.

Coffee Break

11h00-12h00 Session 2: Data Gaps to meet SDGs policy needs

 Data/Knowledge Providers meet users
 Discussion Round Table

12h00-13h00 Session 3: Towards addressing policy needs

 The GEO BON example

Lunch: 13h00 - 14h00

14h00-15h00 Session 4: Closing Session

22 February 2020: EO Site tours

China GEO secretariat will invite the representatives to have a closed visit to Chinese space agencies and Earth observation facilities. The local committee plans to offer about four routes for site tour, including facilities tours, technical seminar, as well as free lunches and transportation.

Registration

Registration is open / Register Here

 

Please note that it can take up to 3 months for the successful completion of your VISA application, so please register here as soon as possible to obtain a letter for your VISA application. Registration closes on November 30, 2019. Late registrations will NOT be accepted.