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SECOND GEO-HR USER CONSULTATION WORKSHOP
The European Space Agency (ESA) has identified a potential need for geostationary Earth Observation satellites for high resolution observations. A High Resolution Geostationary
(GEO-HR) system with its high-revisit, fast response and near real-time capabilities would primarily benefit EO applications such as maritime security/surveillance, disaster management, land security/surveillance and environmental monitoring.
Following the recommendations from the first GEO-HR workshop organized by ESA in 2010 a dedicated ESA study called GEO-HR - Requirements for Maritime Security & Disaster Management was conducted. Within this study specific GEO-HR products and services have been identified and specified together with the user community. Subsequently these GEO-HR products have been demonstrated to the users in dedicated application showcases:
The second GEO-HR user consultation workshop presented the progress made relative to the recommendations received during the first GEO-HR workshop. In particular the user requirements and potential EO products for two primary application domains - Maritime Security & Surveillance and Disaster Management - have been demonstrated and discussed.
As input to the workshop a GEO-HR Product Prospectus has been prepared, which summarizes the user requirements and corresponding GEO-HR products for Maritime Security and Surveillance and Disaster Management Services as developed in the GEO-HR study.
Representatives from end-user communities attended the event, which aimed to collect their feedback in order to further define and consolidate the primary mission objectives of a new class of GEO-HR Earth Observation satellites.
List of the 44 registered participants
- Introduction to the GEO-HR workshop Maurice Borgeaud, Head of Science Applications & Future Technologies Department - ESA [link]
- ESA Studies on HR imaging from geostationary Satellites - mission requirements Umberto del Bello, Future Mission Division - ESA [link]
- ESA GEO-HR Study on Marine Security & Disaster Management Applications Benjamin Koetz, Exploitation & Services Division - ESA [link]
- Maritime Security & Surveillance: User needs, identified services & demonstration of a scenario Olivier Pronier, Astrium Services [link]
- Disaster Management: User needs, identified services & demonstration of a scenario Steffen Kuntz, Astrium Services [link]
- GEO-HR Mission requirements and system concept Thiemo Knigge, Astrium Satellites [link]
- GEO-HR – Opportunities for Maritime Security Operations Arthur Smith - TNO Netherlands [link]
- Challenges of space based technologies for a postmodern Coast Guard Chris Reynolds, Irish Coastguard [link]
- Marine Cockaine Trafficking Tim Manhire [link]
- How GEO-HR could improve THWs crisis response Christian Wenzel - Technisches Hilfswerk (TWH), German Federal Ministry of the Interior [link]
- Potential GEO-HR Uses in Support of United Nations Humanitarian Operations Lars Bromley UNOSAT - United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
- GEO-HR for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance Michael Judex, Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) [link]
- Suitability of GEO-HR mission concept for use in Emergency Management Services Peter Spruyt, Global Security and Crisis Management Unit - JRC [link]