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Tue-03 Aug | 08:30-10:30 | MR12
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites are making unprecedented contributions to studies of the Earth as an integrated system through a combination of new and existing observations that are providing an ever-expanding set of observations about the Earth’s surface and interior, cryosphere, ecosystems, natural and anthropogenic hazards, terrestrial hydrology, oceans and numerous scientific applications. Multiple SAR satellite missions were launched and planned to be launched by international space agencies and space centers, providing enormous datasets for Earth observations that collectively provide global coverage and interdecadal multi-frequency archives. Advances in both operational and research satellites are making a significant impact on both scientific understanding and forecasting, thus contributing to societal benefits in many areas. Given that the lifetimes of these satellite SARs overlap in the past to the present and into the future, this session will focus on efforts to examine current and upcoming developments in the international SAR constellation that enable interdisciplinary geosciences and promote synergies among the different SAR missions that turn the resulting knowledge into scientifically and societally useful products.
Keywords: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites
Gerald BAWDEN, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Son NGHIEM, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Lam Dao NGUYEN, Ho Chi Minh City Space Technology Application Center
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
"Japan's L-SAR Missions"
"A CAS500 SAR Mission for Water Resource Management and Water-related Disaster Monitoring in Korea"
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
"Global Urban Monitoring Based on Radar Satellites - with Data from Space to Informed Decisions"
Vietnam National Space Center
"Introduction of Lotusat (x Band Sar) and Potential Application of Sar Data in Viet Nam"
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
"The NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) Mission: Global Observations for Interdisciplinary Science and Applications"
Wed-04 Aug | 15:30-18:00 | MR13
Combating the Covid-19 pandemic and its possible successors requires a wide range of scientific responses. Building on their expertises, geosciences communities have already made efforts to contribute and increase resilience, despite the resulting upheavals they have had also to face.
Presentations invited to this special session will highlight these contributions but will also seek to identify new developments. These include a better understanding of zoonoses, multiscale, and abnormal mechanisms of transmission, as well as the role of natural and man-made environmental complexity.
These developments are expected to dramatically improve epidemic surveillance and governance at different scales, strengthen community engagement and build resilience.
Keywords: Covid-19; Pandemic; Resilience
Daniel SCHERTZER, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech
Vijay Prasad DIMRI, 36th International Geological Congress 2020, New Delhi
Klaus FRAEDRICH, Max Planck Insitute, Hamburg
The University of Tokyo
"Development of a New Discipline on Outbreak Risk Management"
"Covid-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learnt and a Perspective from Oil and Gas Industry"
D Y Patil International University, Pune
"Analysis of Covid 19 Data in India"
Université Grenoble Alpes
"The Main Environmental Factors of the Covid-19 Outbreak"
Beijing Jiaotong University (Lancaster University College)
"Covid-19 the Disruptor: Impacts on Scientific Associations and the View from AOGS"