Home Planet 2030 – The Role of Earth Observations in Studying Our Planet

Time: 9:45-11:15
Room: 146A
Format: Panel Discussion

Organizers

James GRAF

Deputy Director for Earth Sciences and Technology, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States of America

Harry CIKANEK

Director, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

United States of America

Home Planet 2030 – The Role of Earth Observations in Studying Our Planet

With ever growing need, this special session will describe future directions in Earth Observations over the next decade and how different agencies are working together to address the difficult and expensive challenges of obtaining accurate and calibrated measurements from space for research and operational services such as severe weather prediction. It will identify new opportunities for both individuals and organizations in the ever-evolving field of Earth science and applications.

Facilitator

Michael H. FREILICH

Retired – Former Director of the Earth Science Division, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States of America

Speakers

Stephen VOLZ

Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

United States of America

Alain RATIER

Director General, Eumetsat

France

Josef ASCHBACHER

Director of Earth Observation Programmes and Head of ESRIN, Italian Space Agency (ASI)

Italy

Sandra CAUFFMAN

Acting Director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States of America

Kazuo TACHI

Associate Director General, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Japan

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