Aug
11
to Aug 16

Let us know what research infrastructure you, your agency or your business needs for using Earth Observation Data, now and in 5 and 10 years!

Earth Observation Research Infrastructure: Information Gathering to Inform the National Research Infrastructure Investment Plan - 2017

Responses due 17:00, Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The group preparing the submission to the Commonwealth Government on 28 August 2017 for Earth Observation Research Infrastructure -  to inform development of the National Research Infrastructure Investment Plan - 2017 is open to receiving comments and suggestions from the broader EO and other communities in Australia, up until 17:00, Monday, 21 August 2017.

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Jun
13
2:00pm 2:00pm

Whole of Community Meeting

Earth Observation (Research) Infrastructure for Australia - to 2026

Hosted by Professor Stuart Phinn

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!).

Our discussion will build a response to the recently released 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap, the document that lays the foundation for future investment in national research infrastructure over the next 10 years.  This document highlights the critical importance of Australia increasing its exploitation of earth observation data, from satellites as well as other sources, and the need for strong national coordination and community engagement.

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Apr
11
11:00am11:00am

Whole of Community Meeting

Webinar

Time Zone     (UTC/GMT+10:00) Brisbane AEST
Meeting url    https://meet.uq.edu.au/aeoccg/ (enter meeting as a guest when prompted)

Meeting Objective

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 will present and discuss 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.

Registration is not required for this webinar.  On the day of the presentation, please click on the meeting url above and enter the meeting as a guest. 


System Requirements & Connectivity

Important Note:  We have been experiencing a few compatibility issues between the Adobe Connect software and varying versions of different browsers, if you do experience any difficulties connecting to the meeting please try a different browser, we have found Internet Explorer to be the most compatible platform with the Adobe Connect software.

Audio will be via a VOIP connection, please be sure to have a headset or appropriate speakers connected to listen to the stream and a microphone to participate in Q&A.  Please ensure you test your equipment prior to the webinar commencing.

This webinar will be managed via the University of Queensland using Adobe Connect software.  Please refer to the following resources:

If you are joining the webinar on your mobile device, please download appropriate app:

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Whole of Community Meeting
Feb
14
3:00pm 3:00pm

Whole of Community Meeting

Advancing AEOCCG &
Implementing The Australian EO Community Plan

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.

At this whole of community meeting we would like to present and discuss a  process to formally establish the AEOCCG and implement the AEOCP, and then move forward to implementation.

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Nov
15
11:00am11:00am

aeoccg Whole of Community Meeting #13

Webinar

Time Zone     (UTC/GMT+10:00) Brisbane AEST
Meeting url    https://meet.uq.edu.au/aeoccg/ (enter meeting as a guest when prompted)

Summary

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.

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 will review and discuss the priorities for action identified in the plan, and outline and seek feedback on the proposed implementation activities in the short (1-3 months) and longer (> 1 year).

Information on the major topics to be covered will be provided prior to the meeting and we will have the opportunity to comment on and discuss how to take these items forward during the meeting.

If you do have any critical items you would like emailed to the national list (> 300 people) or presented at the meeting – please let us know ASAP!

Registration is not required for this webinar.  On the day of the presentation, please click on the link above and enter the meeting as a guest. 

System Requirements & Connectivity

Audio will be via a VOIP connection, please be sure to have a headset or appropriate speakers connected to listen to the stream and a microphone to participate in Q&A.  Please ensure you test your equipment prior to the webinar commencing.

This webinar will be managed via the University of Queensland using Adobe Connect software.  Please refer to the following resources:

If you are joining the webinar on your mobile device, please download appropriate app:

Important Note:  We have recently been experiencing a few compatibility issues between the Adobe Connect software and varying versions of different browsers, if you do experience any difficulties connecting to the meeting please try a different browser, we have found Internet Explorer to be the most compatible platform with the Adobe Connect software.

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Nov
4
8:30am 8:30am

2016 Copernicus Workshop

The Copernicus Program is the most comprehensive long-term operational Earth-Observing mission ever conceived, and implementation is well under way.  4 of the dedicated Sentinel satellites are now on-orbit, with many more to come, and date is already flowing to Australia's Regional Copernicus Data Access/Analysis Hub.

Come along to this joint Australian-European workshop to learn how your agency, company or activity can engage with Copernicus.  

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Aug
9
11:00am11:00am

aeoccg Whole of Community Meeting #11

Webinar
Time Zone
    (UTC/GMT+10:00) Brisbane AEST
Meeting url    https://meet.uq.edu.au/aeoccg/ (enter meeting as a guest when prompted)

Summary

As usual there is a lot going on with EO in Australia at present across government, industry and research. This webinar will focus 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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Accessing AusCover Data
Jul
21
11:00am11:00am

Accessing AusCover Data

Have you ever wondered how to access some of the AusCover remotely sensed data which is available on the NCI using some of the available web services directly within your analysis environment?

This webinar will give several examples using both the virtual desktop infrastructure as well as direct access using opendap on thredds where you'll be able to query and directly interact with Himawari and Landsat datasets in both iPython notebooks and in GIS packages.

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May
26
9:30am 9:30am

Webinar: CORAL Great Barrier Reef Campaign

The NASA CORAL project (http://coral.jpl.nasa.gov)  has commenced to collect airborne and field data from a number of reefs around the world to assessreef “condition” described by measurable quantities of benthic cover of coral, algae, and sand; primary productivity; and calcification. The COral Reef Airborne Laboratory (CORAL) is a three-year NASA Earth Venture Suborbital project to measure the condition of coral reefs and understand their relation to the environment. CORAL will use airborne spectral imaging to generate calibrated scientific data products and models describing reef condition, namely the composition, primary production, and calcification of the seafloor community. The Great Barrier component will involve support from the University of Queensland and CSIRO. By using airborne measurements, CORAL is explicitly designed to provide complete survey coverage for a large number of individual, whole reef systems.

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May
24
11:30am11:30am

Australian Earth Observation Community Plan (AEOCP) Meeting

This is the initial meeting for the Australian Earth Observation Community Plan (AEOCP).

Meeting Objectives:

  1. Tointroduce and establish the AEOCP Steering Committee
  2. To review, discuss and revise the ASEOCP Steering Committee Terms of Reference and Process to ensure it represents a reasonable expectation for work and the most effective set of possible outcomes.
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May
20
11:45am11:45am

Australian Earth Observation Sympoisum 2017: Planning Discussion

Over the past three Whole of Community Meetings across 2015-2016 the need for establishing an EO conference or symposium has repeatedly been discussed and supported.  In that time we have seen several smaller self-financed conferences run in this space and several large scale conferences as well.

If we are going to progress the Australian EO Conference, we as a community need to work out how and who will do it!  It does seem like a lot of us have said yes we need to – so let’s move it forward!

The aim of this meeting  will be to establish a fundamental structure, timeline and a willing team of people to plan  the conference and how it will happen.  If we can’t agree on these items then that is also an outcome!

If you would like to contribute to this disucssion please register your interest here!

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May
10
11:00am11:00am

aeoccg Whole of Community Meeting #10

Time Zone     (UTC/GMT+10:00) Brisbane AEST
Meeting url    https://meet.uq.edu.au/aeoccg/ (enter meeting as a guest when prompted)

Summary

For our second whole of community webinar discussion for 2016 we will focus 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 addition we will obtain 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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Feb
17
to Feb 18

UAS4RS Conference 2016

  • The University of Queensland (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Remote Sensing (UAS4RS) Conference 2016

Getting Down and Dirty with UAS4RS: Searching for Solutions to Environmental Challenges

All doers, dabblers, and would-be dabblers are invited to join the inaugural UAS4RS 2016 (Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Remote Sensing) Conference to be held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane 17-18 February 2016. The aim of UAS4RS 2016 is to bring together the UAS community in Australia, and to present and discuss UAS technology for remote sensing applications and information extraction.

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Dec
11
11:00am11:00am

Whole of Community Meeting #8

For our third and final whole of community webinar discussion for 2015 we will have a focus 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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