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.
Landsat Technical Working Group Meets in Germany
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.