Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information

International Session (Oral)

Symbol U (Union) » Union

[U-02] Earth and Planetary satellite observation projects Part I: Science Landscape of Japan with NASA Space Missions

Mon. May 23, 2016 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM 303 (3F)

Convener:*Teruyuki Nakajima(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Riko Oki(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Mike Freilich(NASA), Masaki Fujimoto(Institite of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Yukari Takayabu(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, the University of Tokyo), Gail Skofronick Jackson(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Taikan Oki(Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo), Paul Chang(NOAA College Park), Tatsuya Yokota(National Institute for Environmental Studies), David Crisp(Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology), Dante.S Lauretta(Lunar and Planetary Laboratory University of Arizona), Chair:Masaki Fujimoto(Institite of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

[U02-01] Satellite Earth Observation: Current status and Future Planning issues

★Invited papers

*Teruyuki Nakajima1 (1.Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)

Keywords:Earth observation, satellite

It is necessary to construct effective and sustainable satellite observation systems for monitoring the earth under pressure of climate change and environmental problems. The world satellite operators are in the process of program constructing for future satellite programs in the horizon of 2020 to 2040. There are also projects of related data analyses, like European Copernicus Program and US NOAA Big Data Project, which maximize the utility of satellite data by various services like climate service and others. Japanese contributions are also large with GOSAT, GCOM/W, GPM, ALOS-2, and the first third generation geostationary satellite Himawari-8. I like to discuss the status of these satellite programs and issues for future earth observation planning.