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EOAG Action Group Report 2020

Earth Observation Action Group (EOAG) 2018-2020 Report

Action Group of the Physical Sciences Group

Report Author(s): Anna E. Hogg (UK)

 

Summary of activities from 2018-20

There has been quite a bit of activity within the EOAG to report on over the past two-year period. This report contains a brief summary of work that’s been done, challenges faced, and upcoming activities.

Major activities/achievements:

  • Presented at the Polar Space Task Group (PSTG) meeting in Geneva.
  • The SCAR EOAG was announced to the polar science community during an invited talk at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) meeting.
  • The EOAG was represented in an ESA-NASA discussion meeting at the ESA Living Planet Symposium (LPS) about the possibility of synchronising the orbits of CryoSat-2 and ICESat-2, in order to better understand the difference between radar and laser altimetry.
  • Named a new ‘Earth observation Range’ of glaciers in Antarctica.
  • Convened a Remote sensing of the cryosphere session at the SCAR Hobart meeting.