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Special Sessions


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Session Description:
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

Conveners:
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


Invited Speakers:

The Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2) was successfully launched on 24th May 2014.

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Shinichi SOBUE

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

SS01-A001
"Japan's L-SAR Missions"

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The Korea Water Resources Corporation, K-water, plays a leading role in research and management of ...

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Joong-Sun WON

Yonsei University

SS01-A002
"A CAS500 SAR Mission for Water Resource Management and Water-related Disaster Monitoring in Korea"

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The advancing global urbanization is one of the central social challenges of the coming decades.

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Thomas ESCH

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

SS01-A003
"Global Urban Monitoring Based on Radar Satellites - with Data from Space to Informed Decisions"

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LOTUSat satellite - the first SAR satellite of Vietnam is expected to be launched into orbit in 2023.

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Vu Anh TUAN

Vietnam National Space Center

SS01-A004
"Introduction of Lotusat (x Band Sar) and Potential Application of Sar Data in Viet Nam"

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The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are ...

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Paul ROSEN

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

SS01-A005
"The NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) Mission: Global Observations for Interdisciplinary Science and Applications"

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Wed-04 Aug | 15:30-18:00 | MR13


Session Description:
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

Conveners:
Daniel SCHERTZER, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech
Vijay Prasad DIMRI, 36th International Geological Congress 2020, New Delhi
Klaus FRAEDRICH, Max Planck Insitute, Hamburg


Invited Speakers:

In addition to pandemics, various outbreaks caused by sudden increases in load, such as ...

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Taikan OKI

The University of Tokyo

SS02-A001
"Development of a New Discipline on Outbreak Risk Management"

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Covid-19 is still active and ongoing! However, a great deal of understanding is in place after 1 year of lockdown.

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Ravi SRIVASTAVA

Equinor ASA

SS02-A002
"Covid-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learnt and a Perspective from Oil and Gas Industry"

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While first cases of COVID 19 were reported in India towards the end of January 2020 by people travelling back from ...

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Prabhat RANJAN

D Y Patil International University, Pune

SS02-A003
"Analysis of Covid 19 Data in India"

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We propose a panorama of already known Covid-19 determinants and some other new factors depending on ...

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Jacques DEMONGEOT

Université Grenoble Alpes

SS02-A004
"The Main Environmental Factors of the Covid-19 Outbreak"

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In 1815 the most powerful volcanic eruption in human history occurred at Mount Tambura. The extreme volumes ...

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David HIGGITT

Beijing Jiaotong University (Lancaster University College)

SS02-A005
"Covid-19 the Disruptor: Impacts on Scientific Associations and the View from AOGS"

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