The 13th AOGEO Symposium was success!

When: Wednesday 3, - Friday 5 March, 2021
Where: Online

About the Symposium

The 13th Asia-Oceania Group on Earth Observations (AOGEO) Symposium provides a regional forum to bring together the GEO community in Asia-Oceania (AO) to exchange scientific and technical views on Earth observations (EO) and their applications for regional and global priorities, as well as report on tasks in AOGEO. It is organized by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), with support from the GEO Secretariat.

The Symposium is being organized by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), with support from the GEO Secretariat.

Theme of the Symposium

“Enhancing the well-being of people in the Asia-Oceania region through Earth observations in the face of COVID-19 impacts ― design and implement future steps for Earth observations to realize global agendas, i.e. international policy linked to the GEO engagement priorities”.

Topics of Discussion
Under the theme, the discussions focus on the results and future steps of the AOGEO tasks by featuring emerging topics on:

  • 1) EO response to the needs of monitoring and achieving the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs),
  • 2) capacity development, data and knowledge sharing in the AO region,
  • 3) engagement with Pacific Islands Countries and Territories, assessing COVID-19 impact as a cross-cutting issue.

About AOGEO

AOGEO is a Regional Group on Earth Observations (Regional GEO) which envisions a future where decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations.

Week at glance

Sectorial Meetings
Meetings by Task Groups are scheduled in the week of Feb 22th or before.

Plenary Meeting
Time zones reference:

Geneva Nepal Beijing Seoul & Tokyo Canberra Auckland
(UTC+1:00) (UTC+5:45) (UTC+8:00) (UTC+9:00) (UTC+11:00) (UTC+13:00)
07:00-10:30 11:45-15:15 14:00-17:30 15:00-18:30 17:00-20:30 19:00-22:30

(Tokyo time)

Mar 1st (Mon), or
March 2nd (Tue)
March 3rd (Wed) March 4th (Thu) March 5th (Fri)
13:00 Special Session 3:
Pacific Islands Countries and Territories
14:00
(Break)
15:00 AOGEO
Coordination Board Meeting
 (closed meeting)
Welcome remarks Status report of AOGEO activities
- TGs
- IPS
Summary discussion
Adoption of the Statement
Closing remarks
Country reports
16:00
(Break) (Break)
17:00 Special Session 1:
Linking Earth Observations with Statistical Community for SDGs
Special Session 2:
Capacity development, data and knowledge sharing in the AO region during and beyond the COVID-19 era
18:00
19:00 Statement meeting
 (closed meeting)

Secretariat

The 13th AOGEO Symposium Secretariat (Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan)

E-mail: E-aogeo13jp@restec.or.jp
Website: https://www.restec.or.jp/en