NOC presence at ESA Living Planet Symposium

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ESA’s Living Planet Symposia are amongst the biggest Earth observation conferences in the world. The next event is being held at the World Conference Center, in Bonn, Germany on 23–27 May 2022. The event will not only see scientists present their latest findings on Earth’s environment and climate derived from satellite data, but will also focus on Earth observation’s role in building a sustainable future and a resilient society. 

Sessions and presentations involving NOC representatives:

Monday 23 May 2022

01:30 pm - A8.04.1 Ocean Health
Climate Change Initiative Sea Surface Salinity: a Decadal Climate Data Record from Space
Dr. Fabrice Bonjean (LOCEAN/CNRS) 
Authors include Dr Adrien Martin (NOC)

04:00pm - LPS A8.04.2 Ocean Health
Causes and Solutions to the Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt (oral)
Sophie Durston, NOC, United Kingdom with Jason Holt + Christine Gommenginger

5.20pm Poster session Day 1
Evaluation and scientific exploitation of CryoSat ocean products for oceanographic studies
Chris Banks,  Francisco Mir Calafat, Christine Gommenginger, Helen Snaith 

Tuesday 24 May 2022

08:45 am - D2.06.1 EO for International Development Assistance 
Pathways to Mainstreaming EO in support of sustainable Blue Economy Development - learning and recommendations from the delivery of EO4SD Marine in West Africa (Oral)
Christine Sams, NOC

09:01am - LPS B9.02 New Mission Concepts 
BARODAR: Global Mission for Active Microwave Surface Air-Pressure Sensing
Dr. Emal Rumi (STFC) with Christine Gommenginger (NOC)

09:15am - LPS A8.05 Coastal Altimetry Algorithms, Products and Applications 
Improving SAR Altimeter processing over the coastal zone - the ESA HYDROCOASTAL project
Dr David Cotton (Satellite Oceanographic Consultants Ltd UK) with Christine Gommenginger (NOC)

09:45am - D2.06.1 EO for International Development Assistance 
International Initiative to Support Development Plan of Indonesia through state-of-the-art Earth Observation Services (Oral)
Dr. Mauro Arcorace (Terradue, Italy) with Christine Sams (NOC) as co-author

02:15pm - LPS Plenary FutureEO 
The Earth Explorers – World-class science missions (oral invited)
Christine Gommenginger (NOC)

Wednesday 25 May 2022

09:00am - LPS B7.01 Scout: ESA NewSpace Science missions
inv-63500: Preparations for the Scout-2 HydroGNSS Mission (oral invited)
Dr. Martin Unwin (SSTL) United Kingdom, with Giuseppe Foti (NOC) as co-author

09:15am - LPS B7.01 Scout: ESA NewSpace Science missions
inv-66453: The HydroGNSS Scout science goals (oral invited)
Prof. Nazzareno Pierdicca | Sapienza University of Rome | Italy, with Giuseppe Foti (NOC) as co-author

10:40-12:20 -  LPS D2.13.1 Sustainable Development of coastal areas
Chairs: Jo Hopkins and Christine Sams 
11:25 am Inter-tidal bathymetry mapping from Sentinel-1 SAR using the temporal waterline method - UK case studies (Oral)
Clive Neil (NOC)  + Christine Sams & Paul Bell 

12:00 – 13:00 - Clean Energy Trends and Opportunities for EO Commercialisation (Agora Session)
Chair(s)Thomas Crone (European Space Agency)
Roland Roesch, Deputy Director of the Innovation and Technology Center, IRENA
Davide Magagna, Renewable Energy Expert, Italian Ministry of the Ecological Transition
Charlotte Bay Hasager, Professor at the Department of Wind Energy, DTU
Christine Sams, Science Impact and Applications Lead, NOC
04:40pm - LPS B2.01 The Earth Explorer 11 Candidate Missions
inv-67683: Small-scale ocean surface dynamics from space: the Earth Explorer 11 candidate mission SEASTAR (oral invited)
Dr. Christine Gommenginger (NOC)

5.20pm Poster session Day 3
The use of satellite data for Western Indian Ocean front and upwelling identification in the SOLSTICE project
Chris Banks,  Matthew Hammond, Fatma Jebri, Meric Srokosz, Ekaterina Popova (NOC)

Thursday 26 May 2022

08:30am - LPS A8.10 Ocean Doppler: Challenges and Opportunities for Future Missions of Global Ocean Currents
Chairs: Dr. Ad Stoffelen (KNMI), Prof. Xiaolong Dong (National Space Science Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences), Dr. Christine Gommenginger (NOC)

01:47pm LPS A8.14 Remote-sensing of Ocean Waves and their Applications
Global sea state variability from new multivariate multi-mission satellite altimeter products, reanalyses and wave buoys (oral)
Dr. Ben Timmermans (NOC)

16:20 – 17:20 Activating EO data synergies for the ocean renewable sector (Agora Session) 
Chair(s)Filipe Brandão (GMVIS SKYSOFT, S.A. NIF 504076418)
Rory G. Scarrott (University College Cork)
• Christine Sams (NOC)
• François-Regis Martin-Lauzer (ACRI-ST & Argans)
• Jessica Giannoumis (University College Cork (MaREI Centre, BEES))

5:20pm Poster Session Day 4
Key drivers of interannual variability in the Laptev Sea from satellite based sea surface salinity     
Phoebe Hudson, Dr Adrien Martin, Dr Athanasios Angeloudis, Prof. Simon Josey, Dr. Alice Marzocchi

Friday 27 May 2022

08:30am - LPS B7.05.1 GNSS Radio Occultation and Reflectometry in the NewSpace context 
Chairs: Giuseppe Foti (NOC), Jens Wickert (GFZ), Thomas Burger (ESA) 

08:30am - LPS A8.02 Upper-Layer Ocean Circulation from Space
Chairs: Dr. Bruno Buongiorno Nardelli (National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR-ISMAR), Dr. Christine Gommenginger (NOC)

09:00am - LPS E3.05.1 Atlantic Regional Applications and Science
Monitoring the local heat content change over the Atlantic Ocean with the space geodetic approach: the 4DATLANTIC-OHC Project
Dr. Gilles Larnicol, Magellium, Toulouse (France), with Giuseppe Foti (NOC) as co-author

09:15am - LPS A8.02 LPS A8.02
Multi-year assessment of Sentinel-1 radial velocity products using HF radar currents in a coastal environment (oral)
Dr Adrien Martin (NOC) 

Session E3.05.1 Atlantic Regional Applications and Science
Chair(s)Dr Jérôme Benveniste (ESA - ESRIN), Dr. Stefano Ferretti (ESA - European Space Agency)
Christine Sams (NOC), Sara Aparício (Solenix c/o ESA ESRIN and CENSE, NOVA University of Lisbon)

09:15 am E3.05.1 Atlantic Regional Applications and Science
Marine Renewable Energy Sector Application of low cost GNSS-IR for Sea State Characterisation
Christine Sams (NOC) + Simon Williams & Paul Bell

09:30 am E3.05.1 Atlantic Regional Applications and Science
Blue Economy: Innovation Clusters, Atlantic Natural Resources Management and Maritime Spatial Planning
Filipe Brandão (GMV Innovating Solutions) Portugal + Christine Sams & Clive Neil (NOC)

10:40am - LPS A8.09 Observing small-scale ocean dynamics at the interfaces of the Earth System
Chairs: Dr. Christine Gommenginger (NOC), Dr. Roland Romeiser (University of Miami RSMAS)

11:25am - LPS A8.09 Observing small-scale ocean dynamics at the interfaces of the Earth System
Ocean Surface Current Airborne Radar (OSCAR) Demonstrator
Dr Adrien Martin (NOC)

11:55am - LPS A8.09 Observing small-scale ocean dynamics at the interfaces of the Earth System
Refining the scientific needs to observe small-scale ocean surface dynamics and vertical ocean processes in coastal, shelf and polar seas from LPS A8.09 Gommenginger Small-scale needs
Dr. Christine Gommenginger (NOC)

12.20pm - Poster session Day 5
Calibration of GNSS-R Sensors and Signal Sensitivity to Ocean and Atmosphere Geophysical Parameters 
Dr. Matthew Lee Hammond ,NOC) United Kingdom, with Giuseppe Foti (NOC) as co-author
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13:21 - Charting a course to enhance Earth Observation uptake in the Atlantic Blue Economy, with Technological Innovation Clusters (Poster) 
Rory G. Scarrott | University College Cork (UCC), Ireland + Christine Sams (NOC)

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Event dates: 
Monday 23 May 2022 - 09:00 to Friday 27 May 2022 - 17:00