2nd Japan-Australia GEO-LEO Applications Workshop

1st and 2nd September 2016; Sola City Conference Center, Tokyo, Japan; Hosted by JAXA


This workshop is a follow-up to the August 2015 Brisbane workshop on Non-Meteorological Applications for Next Generation Geostationary Satellites, which discussed opportunities and limitations of, as well as the resources and personnel needed to realize the potential of new generation geostationary imagers – making the most of Japan’s data streams, and Australia’s application capabilities. The initiative is primarily focused on (traditionally LEO) applications that benefit from the high temporal resolution of combined GEO and LEO observations. The purpose of this follow-up meeting is to take stock of the status and outlook for each of the products identified in 2015, and to chart the way forward for the initiative. Progress reports will be heard from each of the product teams, and the Domain Leads will identify challenges that need to be solved together, as well as opportunities that the team needs to seize. Front-running practical applications will be identified as ‘poster children’ for the Initiative.


  • Share the progress of the Product Teams (Land, Ocean and Atmosphere);
  • Further discussions around the intercalibration of GEO and LEO datasets, as well as strategies for dealing with the very large data streams;
  • Identify challenges and opportunities, and decide the initiative-wide actions needed to address them;
  • Discuss and confirm focus projects for the GEO-LEO Initiative (in two key application areas: hotspot/haze monitoring and ocean parameter monitoring (SST, ocean colour)), taking into account end-users and societal values.

Presentations and Meeting Materials

  • 03 Process & context; Matt Steventon (PPT)
  • 04 Advanced performance of Himawari-8 in operation; Kazumi Kamide, JMA (PDF)
  • 05 Himawari-8 related activities in CEReS, Chiba University; Atsushi Higuchi, Chiba University (PPT)
  • 06 Japan Land status report; Koji Kajiwara, Chiba University (PPT)
  • 07 Australia Land status report; Luigi Renzullo, CSIRO (PPT)
  • 08 Japan Ocean status report; Hiroshi Murakami, JAXA (PPT)
  • 09 Australia Ocean status report; Tim Malthus, CSIRO (PPT)
  • 10 Japan Atmosphere status report; Teruyuki Nakajima, JAXA (PPT)
  • 11 Australia Atmosphere status report; Ian Grant, BOM (PPT)
  • 12 Proposal of observation framework with HImawari-8 and GCOM-C for biomass burning monitoring; Koji Kajiwara, Chiba University (PPT)
  • 13 Hotspot detection and haze monitoring; Koji Nakau, JAXA (PPT)
  • 14 Aerosol products from Himawari-8 and health impacts of smoke in Australia; Ian Grant, BoM (PPT)
  • 15 Aerosol monitoring; Maki Kikuchi, JAXA (PPT)
  • 16 Himawari products for Asian dust monitoring by JMA; Daisaku Uesawa, JMA (PPT)
  • 17 Integrating hotspot measurements from Himawari-8 into the Sentinel bushfire monitoring system; Medhavy Thankappan, GA (PPT)
  • 18 Dynamic ecological observations from satellites inform aerobiology of allergenic grass pollen; Alfredo Huete, UTS (PDF)
  • 19 Ocean colour products from satellite data; Hiroshi Murakami, JAXA (PPT)
  • 20 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) products from satellite data; Misako Kachi, JAXA (PDF)
  • 21 Sea Surface Temperature monitoring for the Western North Pacific at JMA; Toshiyuki Sakurai, JMA (PPT)
  • 22 Coastal applications and IMOS validation support for Himawari-8; Tim Malthus, CSIRO (PPT)
  • 23 Australian BoM sea surface temperature products from Himawari-8 and LEO missions; Ian Grant, BoM (PPT)
  • 24 Dredge and flood plume remote sensing; Peter Fearns, Curtin University (PPT)
  • 25a Hotspot/haze breakout session report (DOC)
  • 25b OC/SST breakout session report (PPT)
  • 26 Workshop wrap-up (PPT)