Program of the MORSE User Consultation Workshop

(Last updated: 14 January 2009. Also available here in PDF format.)

    Day 1 - Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - Institute for Ocean Technology

0800 - 0830Registration and Refreshments

Workshop Opening, Introduction, Perspectives

0830 - 0835Des Power
WELCOME
0835 - 0900 Yves Crevier (Canadian Space Agency, St. Hubert, QC, Canada) and Bojan Bojkov (European Space Agency, Frascati, Italy)
INTRODUCTION TO THE MORSE INITIATIVE AND WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
0900 - 0940    

Key Note Address

Rob Huebert (University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada)
SEEING THROUGH THE COMING BLIZZARD - THE NEED FOR ARCTIC SURVEILLANCE AND ENFORCEMENT OF CANADIAN ARCTIC SOVEREIGNTY
0940 - 1010 Dirk Werle (ÆRDE Research, Halifax, NS, Canada), Paris Vachon and Jeff Secker (DRDC, Ottawa, ON, Canada)
REMOTE SENSING IN SUPPORT OF ARCTIC SURVEILLANCE SCENARIOS - A REVIEW OF CAPABILITIES
1010 - 1030Thomas Puestow (C-CORE, St. John's, NL, Canada)
POLARVIEW - EXPERIENCE TO-DATE AND LESSONS FOR OPERATIONAL COASTAL MONITORING
1030 - 1100Refreshment Break

Session 1: Environmental Monitoring of Land, Water & Air

Chair:Martin Fortier (ArcticNet, Université Laval, QC, Canada)
1100 - 1200Presentations
Martin Fortier (ArcticNet, Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada)
ARCTICNET’S COASTAL ARCTIC ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING CAPACITY
David Bradley (Environment Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada)
SAR WIND INFORMATION FOR ENVIRONMENT CANADA - NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
David Atkinson (University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA)
ALASKAN ISSUES AND INTERESTS FOR SATELLITE REMOTELY SENSED PRODUCTS IN THE ARCTIC REGIONS
Simon Belanger (Université de Québec, Rimouski, QC, Canada)
THE MALINA PROJECT

Brief introduction of posters

1200 - 1300 Lunch (on location, sponsored by CSA and ESA)
1300 - 1400Presentations (Session 1, continued)
David Mosscrop (Univeristy of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada)
INTRODUCTION TO THE CENTRE FOR EARTH OBSERVATION SCIENCE (CEOS) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
Will Perrie (Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, NS, Canada)
NEARSHORE CIRCULATION AND STORM SURGE ALONG THE MACKENZIE DELTA COAST
Roland Doerffer (GKSS Geesthacht, Germany)
THE ROLE OF REMOTE SENSING IN THE LENA DELTA – AWI/GKSS CAMPAIGN EXPERIENCES AND FUTURE EO REQUIREMENT
1400 - 1430Discussion
User needs, EO data requirements and potential MORSE contributions.
1430 - 1500Refreshment Break

Session 2: Mapping, Characterization and Changes of Arctic Coastal Areas

Chair: Steve Solomon (AGC/GSC, Dartmouth, NS, Canada)
1500 - 1630Presentations
Steve Solomon (Geological Survey of Canada, AGC, Canada)
REMOTE SENSING APPLICATIONS IN SUPPORT OF ARCTIC COASTAL RESEARCH AT THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF CANADA
Steve Solomon (Geological Survey of Canada, AGC, Canada)
ACCONET - REMOTE SENSING BASELINE FOR LONG-TERM MONITORING OF THE ARCTIC CIRCUMPOLAR COASTAL OBSERVATORY NETWORK
Derek Mueller (Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada)
WARMING CLIMATE, CHANGING ICE SHELVES: PERSPECTIVES FROM NEAR AND FAR
Jan-Peter Muller (University College London, London, UK)
THE ROLE OF THE GEO GLOBAL DEM INTEROPERABILITY PROJECT IN MONITORING THE ARCTIC COASTLINE AND CHANGING BATHYMETRY
Tord Bengtssen (National Survey and Cadastre, Copenhagen, Denmark)
THE MAPPING OF GREENLAND: TOPOGRAPHIC MAPPING ACTIVITIES IN GREENLAND
Daniel Clavet (Canadian Centre for Topographic Information, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada)
TOPOGRAPHIC MAPPING ACTIVITIES IN NORTHERN CANADA
(Presentations to be continued on Thursday morning)

Evening

Dinner at the Atlantica Restaurant in Portugal Cove

With an informal dinner talk by Chris Woodworth-Lynas:
WHERE HAVE ALL THE ICE BERGS GONE?
(Bus transportation will be provided. The dinner is hosted by ESA.)

    Day 2 - Thursday, November 13, 2008 - Institute for Ocean Technology

0810 - 0830     Refreshments
0830 - 0900Presentations (Session 2, continued)
Bob Hawkins (Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Ottawa, ON, Canada)
EXPLORING THE OPPORTUNITY OF CHARACTERIZING AND MAPPING ARCTIC COASTS WITH SATELLITE IMAGERY
Poul Frederiksen (National Survey and Cadastre, Copenhagen, Denmark)
THE MAPPING OF GREENLAND: NEW SEA CHARTS FOR GREENLAND WATERS
0900 - 0930Discussion
User needs, EO data requirements and potential MORSE contributions.

Session 3: Sustainable Economic Development of Natural Resources in Arctic Coastal Areas

Chair: Jean-Marc Chouinard (CCRS/NRCan, Ottawa, ON, Canada)
0930-1000 Presentations
Gerrard J. Costello (Canadian Hydrographic Service / DFO, Dartmouth, NS, Canada)
THE CANADIAN HYDROGRAPHIC SERVICE
Donald McLennan & Jean Poitevin (Parks Canada, Hull, QC, Canada)
USING REMOTE SENSING TOOLS FOR MONITORING ARCTIC NATIONAL PARKS IN CANADA
Jason Duffe (Environment Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada)
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND ENFORCEMENT NEEDS IN THE ARCTIC COASTAL ZONE
Thomas Hirose (Noetix Research Inc., Ottawa, ON, Canada)
NORTHERNERS, THEIR NEEDS, AND TECHNOLOGICAL ISSUES
1000 - 1030Refreshment Break
1030-1130 Presentations (Session 3 continued)
Steve Schwarz(NWT Remote Sensing Centre, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada)
MONITORING THE NATURAL PROCESSES ON THE INDUSTRIAL/ HUMAN ACTIVITIES IN THE BEAUFORT DELTA AREA OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES USING EARTH OBSERVATION DATA
Valter Blasevic (Strata360, Montreal, Canada)
ICE CONDITIONS ALONG TRADITIONAL TRAVEL ROUTES IN NORTHERN QUEBEC
1130-1200 Discussion
User needs, EO data requirements and potential MORSE contributions.
1200 - 1300 Lunch

Session 4: Safety, Security and Sovereignty Issues

Chair: Rob Huebert (University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada)
1300-1430 Presentations
Sonia Laforest (Environment Canada, Montreal, QC, Canada)
PRE-SPILL SEGMENTATION MAPPING OF CANADA'S NORTHERN SHORELINES: A RESPONSE TOOL TO OIL SPILLS
Len Goodman (DRDC, Ottawa, ON, Canada)
POTENTIAL OF SATELLITE MONITORING TO ADDRESS ARCTIC S&T CAPABILITY GAPS FOR PUBLIC SECURITY
Ron Kroeker (National Search & Rescue Secretariat, Ottawa, ON, Canada)
CANADA'S NATIONAL SEARCH AND RESCUE (SAR) PROGRAM
Vladimir Zabeline (Canadian Ice Service, Ottawa, ON, Canada)
WHAT THE CANADIAN ICE SERVICE NEEDS FROM SATELLITE OBSERVATIONS
Laura Hoy (Transport Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada)
INTERDEPARTMENTAL MARINE SECURITY WORKING GROUP (IMSWG)
Fiona Robertson (Canadian Coast Guard / DFO, Ottawa, ON, Canada)
CANADIAN COAST GUARD
1430 - 1500Discussion
User needs, EO data requirements and potential MORSE contributions.
1500 - 1530Refreshment Break

Concluding Discussion Session

1530 - 1545Yves Crevier (CSA) & Bojan Bojkov (ESA)
SUMMARY OF SESSIONS 1-4
Panel of Session Chairs & All Workshop Participants
1545 - 1630OPEN DISCUSSION and NEXT STEPS
~1630Adjournement