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November 15, 2022

The USGS Landsat International Cooperator Network, in coordination with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), met for the Landsat Technical Working Group (LTWG) #31 meeting in Rostock, Germany during the first week of October.

Around 40 participants representing 7 space agencies spanning 13 countries gathered in Rostock and interacted on a variety of topics with USGS personnel including the operational status of the Landsat 8 and Landsat 9 missions, on-orbit instrument performance, and Landsat data processing, distribution and access. Each participating organization briefed about on-going ground station activities, and current and future mission plans. Collaborative technical sessions on analysis ready data and interoperability, near real-time applications, and future mission development also took place during the week.

The meeting also included a visit to the German Remote Sensing Data Center in Neustrelitz, Germany. Meeting attendees received a tour of the facility and were briefed by DLR ground station experts about the modern infrastructure of the recently inaugurated tri-band antenna system.

The Landsat International Cooperator Network will next meet for the 51st Landsat Ground Station Operators Working Group (LGSOWG #51) in Tromsø, Norway in June 2023.


LTWG 31 Attendees in front of new antenna in Neustrelitz, Germany
This photo of the LTWG 31 attendees was taken in front of the new antenna in Neustrelitz, Germany during the meeting in October 2022.  
A German Aerospace Center employee demonstrates to LTWG #31 attendees the use of Landsat data for maritime safety application
This photo shows a German Aerospace Center employee demonstrating to LTWG #31 attendees the use of Landsat data for maritime safety application. 

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