• Overview

    Purpose

    With the increasing demand for Earth Observation data to support environmental monitoring, to anticipate and respond to natural disasters, to inform decision making and to assist citizens in their daily activities, it is ever more important the final outputs of sensor-algorithm-product chains are accessible and usable by everyone who could benefit from their use. It is particularly important that users be able to combine data from diverse sources.

    The explosive growth of constellations of small satellites and the increasing ubiquity of remote and para-sensors in cars and on other platforms, as well as their connectivity to the Internet provide an opportunity for industry and academia to work together to define formats and interfaces to make data generated by all of these sensors interoperable and accessible.

    As a leading world organization dedicated to advancing the scientific and technical theory and application of remote sensing for the geosciences, the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) seeks to bring together industry and academia to identify where standardization can improve the generation, distribution and utilization of interoperable data products from remote sensing systems.

    Goals

    The GRSS Ad Hoc Committee on Standards for Earth Observation Sensors, Algorithms and Products will advance the usability and uptake of remote sensing products by shepherding the creation of standards that address identified needs. This will be accomplished by

    • Assembling an ad hoc committee consisting of representatives from remote sensing companies, research institutions and standards experts
    • Initiating studies to identify where standardization of a remote sensing product or service could lead to greater adoption in some target market
    • Drafting proposals for standards development, which could lead to creation of subcommittees or working groups within existing Standards Development Organizations such as IEEE, OGC, or ISO
    • Soliciting sponsors for the standards development work
    • Performing education and outreach to maximize standard adoption

    Scope

    The scope of the GRSS Ad Hoc Committee on Standards for Earth Observation Sensors, Algorithms and Products includes all types of Earth observing systems and products. Standards development efforts will be undertaken via an open consensus process by an appropriate Standards Development Organization.

    Membership is open to all interested parties.

    Contact Information:
    Dr. Siri Jodha Khalsa
    Research Scientist in remote sensing, GIS and informatics
    The University of Colorado
    UCB 449
    Boulder CO 80309-0449
    USA
    Phone: 303-492-1445
    E-mail: sirijodha.khalsa@ieee.org

  • Members

    Current membership (as of August 9, 2017):

    Last Name First Name Affiliation Country
    Camps Adriano UPC Barcelona Spain
    Evans Betty Digital Globe USA
    Grizonnet Manuel CNES France
    Gutierrez Antonio Deimos Portugal Portugal
    Khalsa Siri Jodha U.Colo./NSIDC USA
    Lamb Mark Northrop Grumman, Los Angeles USA
    Meyer Franz ASF Chief Scientist USA
    Nicoll Jeremy ASF Deputy Director USA
    Pacifici Fabio Digital Globe USA
    Percivall George OGC USA
    Pierce Leland THe University of Michigan USA
    Reigber Andreas DLR Germany
    Rosen Paul NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory USA
    Younis Marwan DLR Germany
  • Resources

    Resources for SAR Standards