Opening and Plenary Session

Location: Main Hall, PACIFICO Yokohama

Date: Monday, July 29

Opening Session

09:00 - 09:02
Welcome to IGARSS 2019 Yokohama
by Prof. Akira Hirose as IGARSS 2019 General Chair
09:02 - 09:07
Welcome from IEEE President
by Prof. Toshio Fukuda, as IEEE President Elect
09:07 - 09:12
Welcome from IEEE GRSS President
by Prof. Paolo Gamba, as IEEE GRSS President

Plenary Session

09:12 - 09:32
“Space Technology for New Era”
Dr. Hiroshi Yamakawa, President of JAXA
09:32 - 09:52
“NASA Earth Science Overview”
Mrs. Sandra Cauffman, Acting Director of the Earth Science Division, NASA
09:52 - 10:12
“Crossing the Valley of Death: how can Earth Observation be relevant to sustainable development?”
Prof. Dr. Gilberto Câmara, Secretariat Director, GEO - Group on Earth Observations
10:12 - 10:32
“Sentinel Asia - Evolution and Current Status”
Dr. Franz Ming-Chih Cheng, Director of International Affairs Office, National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL)

Awards Session

10:32 - 10:35
Short notes for opening address
10:35 - 11:15
Award Ceremony
Master of Ceremony: Prof. Alberto Moreira
2019 IEEE Fellows
2019 IEEE GRSS Education Award
2019 IEEE GRSS Outstanding Service Award
2019 IEEE GRSS Industry Leader Award
2019 IEEE GRSS Distinguished Achievement Award
Short Break

Symposium Introduction

11:20 - 11:30
TPC Report
Prof. Hiroyoshi Yamada, Prof. Akira Iwasaki, Prof. Irena Hajnsek, IGARSS 2019 Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs
Door Close
Note: For the operational reasons, it is NOT ALLOWED to enter nor leave the Main Hall after 11:30.
11:30 - 11:40
Notes for opening address

Opening Ceremony

Note: Please REFRAIN from taking photos or videos during the opening ceremony.