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PRELIMINARY AGENDA

The Third GEOSS Asia-PacificSymposium:

Data Sharing for Transverse GEOSS


Kyoto Research Park in Kyoto, Japan
On February 4-6, 2009

Preliminary Agenda


Day 1 through Day 3: February 4th - 6th(am) "Exhibition" at Banquet Hall

 

Floor Map             Session schedule


Day1:February 04 (Wed) - Plenary

09:30-10:00 RegistrationEMorning Coffee
10:00-10:05 Opening

Prof. Jose Achache, Secretariat Director of GEO


10:05-10:10 Welcome by Host Country

Mr. Masaaki Tanaka, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

10:10-11:00 Keynote Speech

Empower the Communities with the Virtual Earth Technology:
(Dr. Vincent Tao, Microsoft)

 

11:00-12:00 GEOSS Architecture and Priorities

GEOSS Priorities in 2009-2011
(Prof. Jose Achache, Secretariat Director of GEO)

GEOSS Architecture and Data Management
(Prof. Ryosuke Shibasaki, MEXT)

Network Opportunities for GEOSS
(Dr Richard Hughes-Jones,Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe (DANTE))


12:00-13:30 Group Photo Session and Lunch
13:30-15:00 Country and Regional Reports on GEOSS Related Activities(15m,each)

Japan(Mr.Masaaki.Tanaka, MEXT)

Australia(Dr. Gary Richards, Department of Climate Change)

Bangladeshi(Mr.Zahidur Rahman, Ministry of Defence)

China(Dr.Wang Guofu,National Meteorological Information Centre, CMA)

Indonesia(Dr.Mahdi Kartasasmita,National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN))

Korea (Dr. Yong-Seob Lee, Korea Meteorological Administration)


15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-16:30 Country and Regional Reports on GEOSS Related Activities (Continued)

Pakistan (Dr. Qamar-Uz-Zaman Chaudhry, Pakistan Meteorological Department)

Philippines (Dr. Flaviana Hilario, Philippine Atomospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)/DOST)

Thailand (Dr. Phuriwaj Ruengnaowaroj, Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA))

APN: Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research(APN) (Dr. Linda Anne Stevenson, APN)

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) (Mrs. Mandira Shrestha)


16:30-17:30 Theme and Task of Parallel Sessions(10m,each)

Monitoring and Predicting Climate Change( Dr. Yukihiro Nojiri, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan )
Water Cycle in the Asia-Oceanic region (Prof. Toshio Koike, University of Tokyo, Japan)
Monitoring changes in ecosystem, biodiversity and ecosystem services(Prof. Tetsukazu Yahara, Kyushu University)

Earth Observation and Data Sharing for Disaster Management (Prof. Kaoru Takara , Kyoto University, Japan)
Toward actual collaboration among Climate, Water Cycle and Disasters (Prof. Toshio Koike, University of Tokyo, Japan)

Necessity and possibility of observation, forecasting, and data sharing through the interdisciplinary collaboration of gEcosystem - Climate Change - Disasterh(Dr.Yoshiki Yamagata, NIES, Japan)

17:30-17:35 Brief Presentation of Exhibitions by Exhibitors by Secretariat


18:00-20:00 Reception (Kyoto Tokyu Hotel)

 


 

Day2:February 05 (Thu) - Parallel Sessions/ Interdisciplinary Sessions

8:30-9:00 RegistrationEMorning Coffee

To streamline the discussion, the Symposium will include four parallel sessions and two interdisciplinary sessions. The objective is to present and discuss relevant activities, focusing particularly on activities in the Asia-Pacific region, and to identify future activities that will contribute to GEOSS implementation.


9:00-12:00 Parallel Sessions

WG1FMonitoring and Predicting Climate Change

(Co-chaired by Dr. Yukihiro Nojiri and Dr. Nobuko Saigusa,NIES, Japan)

 

WG2FWater Cycle in the Asia-Oceanic region

(Chaired by Prof. Toshio Koike, University of Tokyo, Japan)

 

WG3FMonitoring changes in ecosystem, biodiversity and ecosystem services

(Chaired by Prof.Tetsukazu Yahara, Kyushu University, Japan)

 

WG4FEarth Observation and Data Sharing for Disaster Management

(Co-Chaired by Prof. Kaoru Takara, Kyoto University, Japan, Prof.Haruo Sawada, Tokyo University,Japan and Dr. Masanobu Shimada, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan)

 

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-15:00 Interdisciplinary Sessions

 

WG5.Toward actual collaboration among Climate, Water Cycle and Disasters

(Co-chaired by Prof. Toshio Koike, University of Tokyo, Japan and Prof. Eiichi Nakakita, Kyoto University, Japan)

 

WG6.Necessity and possibility of observation, forecast, and data sharing through the interdisciplinary collaboration of gEcosystem - Climate Change - Disasterh

(Co-chaired by Dr. Yoshiki Yamagata, NIES, Japan and Dr. Alexander Held, CSIRO, Australia)

 

15:00-15:30 Break

15:30-18:00 Interdisciplinary Sessions (Continued)


Day3 : February 06 (Fri) -Plenary

09:00-10:45 Reports from Each Session and Discussions on Way Forward

Monitoring and Predicting Climate Change( Dr. Yukihiro Nojiri, NIES, Japan )

Water Cycle in the Asia-Oceanic region (Prof. Toshio Koike,University of Tokyo, Japan)
Monitoring changes in ecosystem, biodiversity and ecosystem services (Prof.Tetsukazu Yahara, Kyushu University, Japan)
Earth Observation and Data Sharing for Disaster Management (Prof.Kaoru Takara, Kyoto University, Japan)
Toward actual collaboration among Climate, Water Cycle and Disasters(Prof.Toshio Koike, University of Tokyo, Japan)
Necessity and possibility of observation, forecasting, and data sharing through the interdisciplinary collaboration of gEcosystem - Climate Change - Disasterh (Dr.Yoshiki Yamagata, NIES, Japan)


10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Panel Discussion

Panelists:
Prof. Ryosuke Shibasaki, University of Tokyo (Chair)
Prof. Jose Achache, Dr.,Nobuko Saigusa, Prof.Toshio Koike, Prof.Tetsukazu Yahara,Prof. Haruo Sawada ,Prof.Eiichi Nakakita, Dr. Alexander Held


12:00-12:15 Closing Remarks

 Prof. Jose Achache, Secretariat Director of GEO

12:30-17:45 Technical Tour

Shigaraki MU observatory, RISH, Kyoto University Byoudou-in, the world heritage Buddhist temple

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