32nd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, 25th to 29th June 2007

The User and the GEOSS Architecture series

Sustainable Development of Agriculture through Earth Observation

Venue: Ramada Plaza Herradura International Convention Center, San Jose, Costa Rica

IEEE, ISPRS and OGC have been organizing workshops to provide a forum for discussing the the architecture and user applications of the Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS). The 32nd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE) has a focus on GEO and GEOSS; the programme includes many sessions and many papers devoted to GEOSS. There will be demonstrations by OGC on the web services which will be part of GEOSS and the final session of the symposium will give an opportunity to discuss the information provided during the previous five days and to reach some conclusions on how GEOSS can help the development of agriculture, particularly in Latin America.

The components of the workshop will be:

Plenary sessions on all aspects of GEO and GEOSS during the week

Friday 29th June

Technical sessions on Agriculture

Demonstration by OGC of the web services which can provided to support GEOSS

A discussion and feedback session

Details of the programme relating to GEOSS


  • Mon 25th Plenary I High-level overview of GEOSS.

  • Mon 25th Plenary II National Space Agencies and their connection to GEO/GEOSS

  • Tues 26th Plenary III Human Health, Natural Disasters and Energy.

  • Wed 27th Plenary IV Biodiversity & Ecosystems

  • Thur 28th Plenary V Climate, Weather, and Water Cycle

  • Fri 29th Plenary VI Agriculture and EO Advances tied to GEOSS


Technical sessions of particular interest to the agriculture and sustainable development are:

  • Thur 28th 13.30 - 17.00 PS8 Agriculture

  • Fri 29th 10.30 - 12.00 TS42 Agriculture - Crop inventory and productivity

  • TS43 Agriculture - Precision and Competitive Farming


Demonstrations organized by OGC on web based services available to support GEOSS will take place at the workshop.

WORKSHOP Friday 29th June.

Time Title Speaker/leader(s)
13.30-13.40 Aims and objectives of the meeting and of GEOSS Ian Dowman
13.40-14.10 Summary of agricultural applications discussed at ISRSE Gunter Schrieir, Jeff Jeffreys, Ammatzia Peled
14.10-15.00 OGC demonstrations Karl Benedict
15.00-16.15 Breakout sessions framing recommendations for future action
16.15-17.00 Summary and conclusions

Items in italics TBC.


Registration is free of charge, but please register for the workshop when you register for the Symposium.

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