In the recent years, the Earth Observation capacity from space has grown considerably with the multiplication of both institutional and commercial missions; in particular the domain of high-resolution optical sensors and SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) has dramatically increased. The ESA Earthnet Data Assessment Pilot (EDAP) is responsible for assessing the quality, suitability and usability of New Space candidate missions being considered for the Earthnet Third Party Missions (TPM); a similar project, the Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program, was established to identify, evaluate, and acquire data from commercial sources that support NASA's Earth science research and application goals. This event aims to bring together scientists from ESA, NASA and the new space industry, to present and discuss the existing frameworks and to discuss new ideas that are applicable for NewSpace Data Usability Assessments. The event aims to discuss and collect best practices, suggestions and recommendations from various points of view, covering topics such as: Cal/Val assessment, data quality assessment, and potential approaches to Usability assessment framework and guidelines.
-Kevin Murphy - NASA Headquarter
-Batuhan Osmanoglu - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
-Henri Laur - European Space Agency
-Sebastien Saunier - Telespazio France