Linking Arctic User Information Requirements and Earth Observation Product Evolution
3rd APVE WORKSHOP
15-16 May 2018, Yellowknife, NWT (Canada)
The 3nd Arctic Products Validation and Evolution (APVE) workshop will focus on understanding the information needs of community-level users. We hope to hear from groups tasked with addressing issues that affect Arctic environments and the people who live there. The emphasis will be on fundamental issues such as wildlife populations and behavior, habitat changes, human access and food security. Recognizing that each of these topics could fill its own workshop, APVE III will focus on Arctic wildlife (terrestrial and marine), considering the impacts of both climate change and human activity. Representatives from the pan-Arctic data user community will come together to discuss current and future information needs and discuss how EO-derived data can be of assistance.
In the interest of communicating directly with user groups, LOOKNorth, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and European Space Agency (ESA) are hosting a two-day workshop to hear directly from groups whose interests and activities are linked to the wellbeing of Arctic environments and who may have use for information that can be derived from satellite imagery. The primary focus of the workshop will be to understand what these users need to know about mammal populations, mammal habitat and the impacts climate change and human activity are having on them.
The workshop will draw from a broad range of indigenous community, government and industry end users to identify the information they need about marine and terrestrial mammals. The workshop will include presentations on current Arctic EO-related research and applications, providing context for focused workshop discussion of user needs and opportunities for potential new uses of EO data, capacity-building support programs and planning for future satellite missions.