Originally Recorded 2022.01.27
CEOS System of Systems
Presenter: Ivan Petiteville | Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
Special Guest Speaker: Éric Laliberté | Director General, Space Utilization,
Canadian Space AgecyThe Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) was established in 1984 in response to a recommendation from a Panel of Experts on Remote Sensing from Space and set up under the aegis of the G7 Economic Summit of Industrial Nations Working Group on Growth, Technology, and Employment. This Panel recognized the multidisciplinary nature of space-based Earth observations and the value of coordinating international Earth observation efforts to benefit society.
Accordingly, the original function of CEOS was to coordinate and harmonize Earth observations to make it easier for the user community to access and use data. CEOS initially focused on interoperability, common data formats, the inter-calibration of instruments, and common validation and inter-comparison of products. However, over time, the circumstances surrounding the collection and use of space-based Earth observations have changed.
This presentation provides an overview of CEOS and shows some examples of the numerous CEOS achievements, thanks to the scientific and technological cooperation of the major space agencies in the world, and the interoperability of their assets.