The CSIRO Conference on Computational and Data Intensive Science

CSIRO Earth Observation Informatics Workshop – the future of EOI

Workshop summary

This workshop session provides an opportunity for EOI scientists and users across CSIRO to be introduced to and discuss the current and future opportunities for coordination, data access and analytics. With structural changes to CSIRO investment in Future Science Platforms, partnerships forming to establish a Regional Copernicus Data Hub, Big Data analytics platforms, the ON program and the latest CSIRO strategy there is much to talk about and influence.

Critical to the event will be networking across the organisation with your colleagues. CSIRO staff from across all business units are welcome to attend whether they use, acquire, analyze, or depend on satellite remote sensed EO data in any way. We’d also welcome computer science and software engineers with an interest in tackling the Big Data problem of EO data analytics.


The program is still under development but will include briefings and discussion current activities and directions:

  • Copernicus Regional Data Hub – Sentinel satellite data management and access in Australia.
  • EO Big Data architecture initiatives including the Australian Geoscience Data Cube and CEOS Future Data Architectures ad-hoc working group.
  • Space imaging spectrometry and the potential for CSIRO to design and co-build a new generation of nano or cubesat sensors and associated applications across all BU’s.
  • A business case for national and international earth observation engagement and representation, including providing southern hemisphere vicarious calibration and validation to international space agencies/commercial space agencies; creating opportunities for CSIRO staff to liaise/work/visit with the many international space agencies we have MoU’s with; and supporting Communities of Practice around synthetic aperture radar and imaging spectrometry and any new ones required as well a s hosting guests and visitors in the area of EO.

Date and time

Friday 4th March, 9:00am to 5:00pm.


Room: Clarendon C, level 2.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Place, Melbourne, Victoria

Contact information

Dr Rob Woodcock

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The C3DIS 2017 will bring together researchers with computational and data science specialists from CSIRO, publicly funded research organisations and other invited institutions and organisations. This will enable attendees to share their science outcomes and learnings, and build a community of practice around Computational and Data Intensive science.

Free for CSIRO staff and invited participants