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Seminar Programme and Presentations

Opening session
Opening remarks by the Director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau Dr. Valery TIMOFEEV

Opening remarks by the acting Director WMO Information Systems Mr JosÚ A. de Sousa Brito


Session 1: Earth┤s atmosphere and surface Observations and role of radio-based Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)
1.1 - WMO Integrated Global Observing System - J-M. Rainer (WMO)

1.2 - ICTs and Climate Change - ITU role and activities - A. Vassiliev (ITU)

1.3 - The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) - K. Iwao (GEO)

1.4 - Resolution 673 (WRC-07) - Radiocommunications use for Earth observation applications - P. Tristant (Chairman SG-RFC)


Session 2: Rules and regulatory procedures for the utilization of the radio spectrum and satellite orbits
2.1 - ITU Radio Regulations (RR) and World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRCs) - A. Nalbandian (Chairman CPM for WRC-12)

2.2 - ITU Radiocommunication Standardization activities: Radiocommunications Study Groups (ITU-R SGs), ITU-R Recommendations, Radiocommunication Assemblies (RAs) - K. Hughes (ITU)

2.3 - ITU role in international radio-frequency spectrum/satellite orbit management for meteorological/environmental/space remote sensing systems - Y. Henri (ITU)

2.4 - WMO role and activities - J-M. Rainer (WMO)

2.5 - Coordination between National Meteorological and Hydrological Services and National Radiocommunication Administrations/Regulators:


Session 3: Passive (3.1) and Active (3.2) remote sensing
3.1.1 - Earth exploration-satellite service (EESS) - Passive spaceborne remote sensing - J. Zuzek (USA)

3.1.2 - Spaceborne passive remote sensing missions: Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) - J. Pla (France)

3.2.1 - Earth exploration-satellite service (EESS) - Active spaceborne remote sensing and operations - C. Wende (USA), Bryan Huneycutt (USA)

3.2.2 - Spaceborne active remote sensing missions: Altimetry and climate change issues - J. Pla (France)

3.2.3 - Spaceborne remote sensing missions: USA National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) - D. Lubar (USA)


Session 4: Meteorological-satellite radiocommunications
4.1 - Meteorological-satellite service (MetSat) - geostationary and non-geostationary meteorological satellites - M. Dreis (EUMETSAT) - D. McGinnis (USA)


Session 5: Meteorological aids service (radiosondes) and other systems
5.1 - Meteorological Aids Service (MetAids) - 400 MHz and 1680 MHz bands radiosondes - R.P. Leck (USA)

5.2 - Lightning detection systems - R. Carter (UK)


Session 6: Meteorological radars
6.1.1 - Weather radars - R.P. Leck (USA)

6.1.2 - Specific issue of RLAN 5 GHz interference to weather radars in Europe - P. Tristant (Chairman SG-RFC)

6.2 - Wind profiler radars - N. Tsukamoto (Japan)


Session 7: Frequency bands and regulatory issues
7.1.1 - Impact of new radiocommunication technologies: the Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) and Short-Range Devices (SRD) - P. Tristant (Chairman SG-RFC)

7.1.2 - Specific issue of Short-Range Radar (SRR) in the 24 GHz band - P. Tristant (Chairman SG-RFC)

7.2.1 - World Radiocommunication Conference 2007 (WRC-07) decisions and follow-up - P. Tristant (Chairman SG-RFC)

7.2.2 - World Radiocommunication Conference 2012 (WRC-12) preparatory process - A. Nalbandian (Chairman CPM for WRC-12)

7.2.3 - WRC-12 issues and WMO position - R. Atkinson (Australia)


 

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