New Space Workshop by OGC (virtual event)

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 10:00 EDT
Thursday, 14 May 2020 14:30 EDT
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New Space Workshop is a two-day virtual event May 13-14.

This workshop brings together experts and users from across the spectrum of new Space. Space is emerging driven by a combination of technology and market advances from:

(1) rocket launches, small satellites, orbital planes,
(2) evolving sensor modalities and new ground infrastructures and
(3) the uptake of agile thinking and new business models

The purpose of this workshop is to document the trends in the industry, share best practices and challenges, and identify areas that require the development or advancement of frameworks and standards for interoperability.  If you are a player anywhere along the spectrum of the Space community, this workshop is for you and will lead the way into Space.

After the New Space workshop concludes, a post-event report sponsored by GRSS-IEEE will be published and sent to all attendees. The report will highlight all sessions, identify key takeaways, and provide next-steps and additional outputs for the space industry.

The OGC Newspace Workshop Agenda

Day 1 Session 1– Technologies
May 13, 10am -12pm

New launch service providers are bringing new economics that enable space constellations and a proliferation of smallsats.  The diversity of sensor phenomenologies continues to increase based on years of research, e.g., SAR, RF reconnaissance, radio occultation, hyperspectral. These new launch capabilities and observation technologies are driving changes in downstream data curation and analytics.  

10:00 - 10:15 Welcome & Introductions - Nadine Alameh, OGC

10:15 - 10:30 Session 1 Keynote - Trends in Space (Richard French, Rocket Lab)

10:30 - 11:15 Session 1 Panel #1 - New Sensor Phenomenologies 
Moderator: Nadine Alameh, OGC
Alex Fox, HawkEye 360 
Jean-Francois Gauthier, GHGSat
Jeff Rex, Spire 

11:15 - 12:00 Session 1 Panel #2 - Data Curation and Analytics
Moderator: Nadine Alameh, OGC
Mark Abrams, Xtreme GEO 
Fabio Pacifici,  IEEE-GRSS 
Shayn Hawthorne, Amazon Web Service (AWS)

Day 1 Session 2– Data Preparation, Curation & Processing
May 13, 2 - 3:45pm

Petabytes of data volume had presented challenges for getting the most value from space observations. The emergence of cloud computing on big data has brought revolutionary capabilities to the preparation and processing of data from space.  Big data platforms and cloud-scale computing allow curation and processing to work with entire data collections of rather than individual scenes.     

2:00 - 2:15 Session 2 Keynote - Creating Trustworthy Data for Actionable Intelligence (Frank Avila, NGA)

2:15 - 3:00 Session 2 Panel #1 - Big Data from Space
Moderator: Kumar Navulur, MAXAR
Adam Estrada, MAXAR 
Daniel Barcay, Planet  Labs
Scott Soenen, Capella Space

3:00 - 3:45 Session 2 Panel #2 – Analytics
Moderator: Kumar Navulur, MAXAR
Frederic Houbie, Hexagon 
Scott Herman, Blacksky 
June McAlarey, PCI Geomatics

Day 2 Session 3 – Data Analytics
May 14 10 am - 12:30 pm

Space observations can benefit many fields of study and business.  Extracting knowledge from the observations requires analytics.  Data science methods are transforming analytics and applications.  Machine learning at scale is effective in analysis, but needs to be confirmed as effective, accurate and robust across applications.  Knowledge based models bring robust understanding and predictability, but also need to be confirmed as accurate.  Visualization continues to be an effective method to convey understanding of geospatial information.
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome & Introductions - George Percivall, OGC

10:15 - 10:30 Session 3 Keynote Budhu Bhaduri, Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

10:30 - 11:15 Session 3 Panel #1 - Analytics on big geo data
Moderator: George Percivall, OGC
Manil Maskey, NASA
Peter Becker, ESRI
Julia Bowers, Booz Allen Hamilton

11:15 - 12:00 Session 3 Panel #2 - Analytics & Visualization
Moderator: George Percivall, OGC
Patrick Cozzi, Cesium 
Ash Richter, In-Q-Tel 
Ashley Antonides,

12:00 - 12:30 Workshop wrap up & next steps

Post-Conference Report Sponsored by: