Opening and Plenary Session

Location: Room 1D, Feria Valencia Convention & Exhibition Centre

Opening and Awards Session

09:00 - 09:20
Welcome to Valencia
Mª Dolores Real, Vice-Rector for Innovation, University of Valencia
Joan Ribó, Valencia Mayor
09:20 - 09:40
Welcome from IEEE president
José Moura, IEEE President Elect
09:40 - 10:00
Welcome from IEEE GRSS president
Adriano Camps, President, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
10:00 - 10:40
Major Awards and Recognitions
Master of Ceremony: Alberto Moreira
2018 IEEE Fellows
2018 IEEE GRSS Education Award
2018 IEEE GRSS Outstanding Service Award
2018 IEEE GRSS Industry Leader Award
2018 IEEE GRSS Distinguished Achievement Award
2018 IEEE GRSS Honorary Life Member
10:40 - 11:00
Coffee Break

Plenary Session

11:10 - 11:30
ESA Earth Observation: latest science and developments
Josef Aschbacher
Director of Earth Observation Programmes, European Space Agency (ESA)
11:30 - 11:50
European Commission Copernicus Programme
Thibaud Delourme
Space Data for Societal Challenges and Growth, European Commissio
11:50 - 12:10
Status of EUMETSAT Programmes
Cristian Bank
Director Programme Preparation and Development, EUMETSAT
12:10 - 12:30
Spanish´s participation in Earth Observation Programmes
Monica Lopez
CDTI - Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology

Symposium Introduction

12:30 - 12:45
IGARSS-2018 Technical Program
Jose Sobrino and Gustau Camps-Valls, IGARSS-2018 Technical Chairs
12:45 - 12:50
Closing remarks
Jose Moreno, IGARSS-2018 General Chair