PV2018 Programme


Tuesday 15th May

08:00 - 09:00

Coffee and Registration outside Pickavance Lecture Theatre

09:00 - 09:30

 Introduction to PV2018 Tony Hey Conference Chair,  Esther Conway Head of Programme Committee and Chris Mutlow Director of RAL Space (Pickavance)

09:30 - 10:00

 Keynote: Beth Greenaway UKSA (Pickavance)

10:00 - 10:30

 "Minute Madness" presentation of posters and demos (Pickavance) - Harald Rothfuss EUMETSAT

10:30 - 11:00

 Coffee Posters and Demos (R18)

11:00 - 12:00  

 Session 1A (Pickavance): Chair Harald Rothfuss - EUMETSAT

 Session 2A (CR12/13): Chair Christophe Arviset - ESA ESAC


JASMIN, Providing a platform to support Data Analysis and the Creation of Virtual Research Environments

Phillip Kershaw

Giving access and value added services to CDPP historic data sets

Danièle Boucon 

A Distributed Analytics Framework for Large-scale Heterogeneous Geoscience Data

Kwo-Sen Kuo

Using machine learning to extract data from unstructured research data

Thomas Parsons

Data Stewardship Reference Lifecycle

Iolanda Maggio

MASER: A Toolbox for low frequency radio astronomy

Baptiste Cecconi


12:00 -13:15

 Lunch Posters and Demos (R18)

13:15 -14:15

 Session 2B (Pickavance): Chair Alison Waterfall - CEDA

Session 1B (CR12/13): Chair Brian Matthews - STFC Scientific Computing Department

Developing an Open Data Portal for the ESA Climate Change Initiative

Phillip Kershaw

OAIS proposed new concepts

David Giaretta

Enhancing access to environmental research data for a wider user community

Matthew Fry

ESA Data Preservation System

Iolanda Maggio

Policy, infrastructure, skills and incentives driving African data sharing: the African Open Science Platform Project 

Dr Tshiamo Motshegwa

British Geological Survey (BGS) Practices in Data Curation

Jaana Pinnick

14:15 -14:30

Short Break

14:30 -15:30

Session 2C (Pickavance): Chair Mark Jarman - Satellite Applications Catapult

 Session 1C (CR12/13): Chair Thomas Stein - NASA Planetray Data System

Pioneering Steps towards Use of Data-cubes in the Global Earth Observation System of Systems

Paulo Sacramento

Data Policy of Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) at JAXA

Ken Ebiswa

Data Cube as a National Geo-spatial Information System

Simon Reid

Developing improved workflows  and tools for preserving  and exploiting environmental research data – a case study from the NERC National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC)

Andrew Riddick

The AgroMet Data Cube: Developing Smart Data Access for Pest Risk Research and forecasting

Taylor Day

A Standard Reference Model for Planetary Science Data Archives

John Hughes

15:30 -16:00

Coffee Posters and Demos (R18)

16:00 - 16:15

 Short walk to Catapult


Data Innovation and Exploitation event at the Satellite Applications Catapult with talks fom:

Satellite Applications Catapult - Stuart Martin

Hartree Centre  - Michael Gleaves

ESA BIC - Sue O'Hare

17:15 - 18:15

 Drinks reception and networking session at the Satellite Applications Catapult

18:15 - 18:30

 Transport to hotels




Wednesday 16th May   

08:00 - 09:00

Coffee and Registration outside Pickavance Lecture Theatre

09:00 - 09:30

Keynote: Mirko Albani ESA - CEOS WGISS (Pickavance)

09:30 - 10:30

Session 1D (Pickavance): Chair David Giaretta - CCSDS

 Session 2D (CR12/13): Chair Nancy Ritchey - NOAA


Evolution of CNES tools and processes for long term preservation of space science data

Benoit Chausserie-Lapree

Data Rescue Workshop at PV2018

Elizabeth Griffin, Mat Fry, Matthew Wilde

Semantic framework for responsible digital preservation policy

Vasily Bunakov

Sharing Earth Observation Data on the Web 

Uwe Voges

Database Archiving and Big Data Techniques from the E-ARK project

Sven Schlarb

Sustainable management of agricultural research data: A case for Big Data platform development for climate Smart Agriculture in Kenya

Boniface Akuku 


 Coffee Posters and Demos (R18)


 Session 4A (Pickavance): Chair Eberhard Mikusch - DLR

 Session 3A (CR12/13): Chair Phil Kershaw - STFC CEDA

Collaborative Long-Term Data Preservation: From Hundreds of PB to Tens of EB

Jamie Shiers

The NERC Data Labs Initiative

Josh Foster

20-years of ESA space science data archives management

Christophe Arviset

The Data Distribution Centre of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 

Charlotte Pascoe

 The Norwegian National Ground Segment; Preservation, Distribution and Exploitation of Sentinel data.

Trygve Halsne

PROBA-V MEP and TERRASCOPE: bringing the users closer to the data

Martine Paepen


 Lunch Posters and Demos (R18)


Keynote: Rosemarie Leone ESA - Everest Project


Short Break


Session 4B (Pickavance): Chair Sam Pepler - CEDA

Session 3B (CR12/13): Peter Allan - STFC Honorary Scientist

Sentinel Data Archiving at ESRIN

Nigel Houghton

Virtual European Solar & Planetary Access (VESPA):  a Virtual Observatory in Planetary Science

Stéphane Erard

40 years of Dundee Satellite Receiving Station's EO data archive

Paul Crawford

Virtual Planetary Space Weather Services offered by the Europlanet H2020 Research Infrastructure

Michel Gangloff

Practical Application of the Data Stewardship Maturity Model for NOAA’s OneStop Project

Nancy Ritchey

EVER-EST: The Platform allowing scientust to cross-fertilize and cross-validate data

Iolanda Maggio


Coffee Posters and Demos (R18)

15:30 -16:30

Session 3C (Pickavance): Chair Iolanda Maggio - RHEA/ESA ESRIN

Session 4C (CR12/13) - Chair Christophe Arviset - ESA ESAC

Building an Infrastructure for Climate Model Archives

Alison Pamment

Adding value and facilitating data reuse: the case of the 4TU.Centre for Research Data

Maria Cruz

ESA’s Research and Service Support as a Virtual Research Environment for Heritage Mission data valorisation

Paulo Sacramento

Audit and Certification of Trustworthy Digital Repositories - lessons learned

David Giaretta

VRE for meteorological and climatic processes analysis

Igor Okladnikov

 Digitizing analog spectrograms recorded on 35 mm film rolls on the Nançay Decameter Array from 1970 to 1990

Baptiste Cecconi


16:30 -16:45

Short Break

16:45 -17:45

Panel discussion chaired by Katrin Molch (DLR) Data Curation and Preservation across domains (Preservation and Value)

17:45 -18:15

Keynote: Juan Bicarregui STFC - European Open Science Cloud

18:15 -19:15

 Transport to Conference Dinner Venue - Personal time/walk around Milton Hill house , relax in bar etc

19:15 -22:00

 Conference Dinner Welcome by Joh Remedios Director of the Nationacentre for Earth Observation Tony Hey and Harald Rothfuss; After Dinner Speaker Hugh Mortimer "blood, sweat and tears: the value of data




Thursday 17th May

08:00 - 09:00 

 Coffee and Registration Outside Pickavance

09:00 - 09:30

 Keynote: Carlo Buontempo ECMWF - C3S Copernicus Service 

09:30 - 10:30

Session 3D (Pickavance): Chair Mirko Albani - ESA ESRIN

Session 4D (C12/13): Chair Jamie Shiers - CERN

Enabling the use of NOAA Open Data through Partnerships with Commercial Cloud Platforms

Edward Kearns

Building the Data Management Plan of Observatoire de Paris 

Baptiste Cecconi

Designing DAFNI : a national facility for modelling infrastructure 

Brian Matthews

ESA Space Data and Associated Information Long Term Preservation, Discovery and Access.

Rosemarie Leone

 NASA’s Earth Observing Data and Information System – Near-Term Challenges

Jeanne Behnke

Embedding Research Data Management Support in the Scholarly Publishing Workflow

Iain Hrynaszkiewicz

10:30 - 11:00

 Coffee Posters and Demos (R18)

11:00 - 11:30

 Keynote: Rachael Bruce JISC - Open Science Data 

11:30 - 12:00

Sarah Callaghan Journal of Data Science - Special PV2018 edition

Summing up of conference - Tony Hey and Harald Rothfuss to give best paper/poster award

12:00 - 12:30

 Final Talk of Conference PV2020: where to next Jamie Shiers CERN

 12:30 - 13:00

 Departures - Taxis pack up etc




Poster/Demo Title


1 EUFAR Flight Finder & CEDA Satellite Data Finder Wendy Garland, Ag Stephens and Richard Smith
2 Supporting large scale, iterative metadata enhancement and delivery with a persistent, distributed, event streaming platform David Fischman, Evan McQuinn and Nancy Ritchey
3 Facilitating Accessibility and Exploitation of Historic AVHRR Products Gina Campuzano, Matthias Hofmann, Torsten Heinen and Katrin Molch
4 Integration of multiple sources on SELENE HDTV archives Yukio Yamamoto and Rie Honda
5 Analysis Ready Data to support the EVER-EST Virtual Research Iolanda Maggio, Rosemarie Leone, Mirko Albani, Simone Mantovani, Federica Foglini and Francesco De Leo
6 Bit preservation processes in the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis Archive Sam Pepler
7 Scientific Information Retrieval and Integrated Utilization System Marina Ohara, Masahiro Ukebe and Yukio Yamamoto
8 Integrated Space and Ground Based FY-4A Satellite Data Service System Zhe Xu, Di Xian and Yonggang Qi
9 Archive Reload Function of the Online Data Management System for Earth Observation Data Exploitation Platforms Markus Kunze, Stephan Kiemle, Nicolas Weiland and Matthias Hofmann
10 Introduction to the Fengyun satellite data sharing services on the Belt and Road Di Xian and Xue Li
11 The ESA CCI Open Data Portal Fay Done and Kevin Halsall
13 Processing surface state vector by temporal regularization of optical, thermal and SAR data Maxim Chernetskiy, Mathias Disney, Marcel Urban, Alberto Delgado, Maurizio Nagni and Christiane Schmullius
14 Quality control of CMIP5 data Ruth Petrie, Martin Juckes, Ag Stephens and Richard Smith
15 STFC Data Analysis as a Service (DAaaS) Frazer Barnsley
16 Online Access to Historical Solar-Geophysical Data: Efforts by UK Solar System Data Centre Matthew Wild, Yulia Bogdanova and Steve Crothers
17 Digital Preservation in the Jisc Research Data Shared Service Matthew Addis, Justin Simpson, Joel Simpson and Peter Van Garderen
18 Rescuing Data to Understand how we Determine our Future Elizabeth Griffin
19 A Space Weather VOEvent service provided by the CDPP in the frame of Europlanet H2020 PSWS Michel Gangloff, Nicolas André, Vincent Génot, Baptiste Cecconi and Pierre Le Sidaner
22 Migrating the UMARF Catalogue Database David Berry
23 Interactive Visualization and Analysis for Large Time-varying Multivariate Earth Science Data Jin Wang, Yu Pan, Michael Rilee, Lina Yu, Feiyu Zhu, Kwo-Sen Kuo and Hongfeng Yu


Exhibitor Name Exhibitor Information Stand
National Centre for Earth Observation NCEO is a NERC research centre with more than 80 scientists distributed across leading UK universities and research organisations and led by Professor John Remedios at the University of Leicester. With an income of over £8 million per year we provide the UK with core expertise in Earth Observation science, data sets and merging techniques, and model evaluation to underpin Earth System research and the UK’s international contribution to environmental science. Our scientists work strategically with space agencies, play significant roles in mission planning, and generate internationally-recognised data products from 20 different satellite instruments. Our scientists publish more than 300 research articles every year and contribute to major environmental science reports. NEODAAS The NERC Earth Observation Data Acquisition and Analysis Service provides near-real-time and archive data processing to support UK research scientists undertaking research in the field, anywhere worldwide. Its rapid-response capability is a service unique in the UK, which comes into its own during disruptive events to support environmental research and wider decision-making communities. 1
Centre for Environmental Data Analysis The NERC Earth Observation Data Centre at CEDA is the ‘go to’ place for NERC scientists to access EO datasets and hosted processing power. CEDA provides online access to new datasets created by NERC scientists, as well as large datasets produced by other agencies and key climate datasets. As well as dedicated data centres, CEDA runs the JASMIN e-infrastructure for climate and earth system science. The JASMIN "super-data-cluster" is deployed on behalf of NERC at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL). JASMIN supports the data analysis requirements of the UK and European climate and earth system modelling community. It consists of multi-Petabyte fast storage co-located with data analysis computing facilities, with dedicated light paths to various key facilities and institutes within the community. 2
The institute for Environmental Analytics The Institute for Environmental Analytics was launched in 2015 with £5.6m of start-up funding from the HEFCE Catalyst Fund to address these challenges. Driven by a shared vision between leading academic, industry and public sector partners, the IEA is developing the technologies, knowledge and skills that are urgently required to translate cutting-edge environmental research into commercially-relevant solutions in a range of key sectors. 2
STFC Scientific Computing Department The STFC Scientific Computing Department provides large scale HPC facilities, computing data services and infrastructure at both Daresbury Laboratory and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.The department also includes world leading experts in a number of scientific fields including computational chemistry, computational engineering, materials science, band theory, computational biology, advanced research computing, atomic and molecular physics, numerical analysis, software engineering, data services, petascale storage, scientific information and scientific computing technology. 3
CCSDS The Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) was formed in 1982 by the major space agencies of the world to provide a forum for discussion of common problems in the development and operation of space data systems. It is currently composed of eleven member agencies, twenty-eight observer agencies, and over 140 industrial associates.Since its establishment, it has been actively developing Recommendations for data- and information-systems standards to promote interoperability and cross support among cooperating space agencies, to enable multi-agency spaceflight collaboration (both planned and contingency) and new capabilities for future missions. Additionally, CCSDS standardization reduces the cost burden ofspaceflight missions by allowing cost sharing between agencies and cost-effective commercialization. 4
PTAB PTAB - Primary Trustworthy Digital Repository Authorisation Body Ltd: PTAB, incorporated by the same experienced international group of digital preservation experts who developed ISO standards 14721, 16363 and 16919, has been accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies of India (NABCB) to conduct ISO 16363 audits worldwide utilizing ISO standard 17021, as extended by ISO 16919. ISO processes ensure that any approved audit organisation accredited by a National Accreditation Board, may conduct audits worldwide and any certification that body grants, is accepted worldwide 4
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