Opening session (12:00-12:30 UTC+9:00)

Welcome remarks

  • Mr. YAMAMOTO Sakon (Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
  • Ms. Yana Gevorgyan, Secretariat Director, GEO secretariat

Scene setting

  • Ms. Harada, Mariko (AOGEO Coordination Board Co-Chair; Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA))

Country Report (12:30-13:30 UTC+9:00)

  • Australia:
    Dr. Lewis, Megan (AOGEO Coordination Board Co-Chair; Acting President, Earth Observation Australia; Adjunct Professor in Environmental Remote Sensing, University of Adelaide:EOA)
    Ms. Arnold Maggie (Director National Planning and International Relations, Geoscience Australia (GA))
  • Cambodia:
    Dr. Kimhor Meng (Deputy Director General, National Institute of Statistics, Ministry of Planning)
  • China:
    Dr. Zhichun LIU (Deputy Director General of National Remote Sensing Center of China (NRSCC), GEO China Secretariat.
  • India:
    Mr. Shantanu Shri, Scientific Secretary, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
  • Japan:
    Mr. Hayashi, Takahiro (Deputy Director-General of the Research and Development Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT))
  • Mongolia:
    Mr. Sevjid ENKHTUVSHIN, Director General, National Agency for Meteorology and Environment Monitoring of Mongolia
  • Thailand:
    Dr. Petchprayoon Pakorn, Director, Geo-informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA)

Special Session 1 (13:30-15:00 UTC+9:00)
Biodiversity and Sustainable Society:How EO contributes to integrating nature into economic activities

Biodiversity is fundamental to our sustainable and healthy society, but it is under threats due to climate change and human activities. Recognizing that EO can provide critical information to respond to the growing needs from biodiversity conservation and ongoing initiatives such as Task Force on Nature related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) which promote ‘Nature positive’ society, this session discusses how EO data and the big data technologies contribute to the TNFD and related financial activities for private sectors through evaluating the biodiversity loss and gains from our economic activities. As making nature and biodiversity countable will be the first step to take for ongoing activities such as TNFD, we think these technology developments, cooperated with the biodiversity observations, are very important. This session showcases the latest big data program which should have significant impact for integrating nature into economic activity to make nature and biodiversity measurable. Panel discussion will be organized to seek further engagement and collaboration between the service provider and regional EO data provider (APBON).

Session Moderator

  • Dr. Muraoka, Hiroyuki (Professor, Gifu University; Group Leader, National Institute for Environmental Studies)

Keynote Speech

Panel Speaker

  • Dr. Kubota, Yasuhiro (Professor, University of the Ryukyus; CEO, ThinkNature)
  • Dr. Trisurat, Yongyut (APBON; Professor, Kasetsart University)
  • Dr. Takeuchi, Yayoi (APBON; Senior Researcher, National Institute for Environmental Studies)

Special Session 2 (15:00-16:30 UTC+9:00)
Youth engagement: Designing an inclusive future for youth in earth observations

Recognizing the importance of AOGEO to serve as a networking platform for young generations, this session invites regional young researchers, sharing of experiences and perspectives with respect to youth participation in earth observations solutions. Panel discussion between speakers explores what effective youth action could look like in a post-2025 GEO for the region. Through the discussion, this session seeks to identify the concreate actions to realize that effective youth engagement action toward post-2025.

Session Moderator

  • Ms. Bajwa, Madeeha (Chief Work Programme Coordinator, GEO secretariat)

Keynote speech

  • Ms. Liu, Yan (Assistant research fellow, AIR-CAS)

Panel Speaker

  • Dr. Chaudhary, Sunita (Ecosystem Services Specialist, ICIMOD)
  • Ms. Sheldon, Ayeisha (Women+ in Geospatial)
  • Ms. Shibasaki, Mariko (The University of Tokyo, GEO Disaster Risk Reduction WG)