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USGS CEOS Activities

  • Working Groups

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    CEOS Working Groups address topics such as calibration/validation, data portals, capacity building, disaster management, climate, and common data processing standards shared across a wide range of Earth observation domains.

  • Virtual Constellations

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    The CEOS Virtual Constellations coordinate space-based, ground-based, and/or data delivery systems to meet a common set of requirements within a specific domain.

  • Ad Hoc Teams

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    CEOS has the ability to create an Ad Hoc Team in the event that permanent mechanisms (Working Groups and Virtual Constellations) are insufficient for CEOS to undertake a particular activity.

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USGS ASSUMES CEOS CHAIR FOR 2017

Dr. Frank Kelly, Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, accepted the chairmanship of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) during the 30th CEOS Plenary in Brisbane, Australia, in October 2016. Kelly's term will run through October 2017.

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2017 CEOS INITIATIVES

Two key Chair initiatives currently being pursued by the CEOS membership are the Future Data Architectures (FDA) Continuation, which promotes analysis ready data, and Moderate Resolution Sensor Interoperability, which strives to reach a higher level of coordination for moderateresolution satellite data.

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31st CEOS PLENARY TO BE HELD IN RAPID CITY, SD, USA

The 31st CEOS Plenary will be held 19-20 October, 2017, in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA, with preparatory meetings taking place on 18 October. USGS will be organizing and chairing the event.

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