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Systems Perspective: Analyzing the Future Evolution of the Copernicus European Earth Observation Infrastructure

July 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ms. Hripsime Matevosyan’s talk will focus on some of the systems engineering aspects of the Copernicus program, which constitutes the European component of the Global Earth Observing Systems of Systems (GEOSS). Copernicus is a joint effort of the European Space Agency, the European Commission and the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).
The speaker will present some of the findings from a paper she co-authored, which identifies the key elements of the value chain of the European earth observation (EO) infrastructure. The underlying research was conducted in the frame of an EU Horizon 2020 grant project called Operational Network of Individual Observation Nodes (ONION). The paper builds a comprehensive knowledge base of those key elements. A quantitative methodology was developed to analyze and select promising use cases that the existing Copernicus infrastructure does not satisfy. She will present the quantitative results of the methodology and draw conclusions for the most promising evolution paths of the Copernicus infrastructure, including marine weather forecast, arctic sea ice monitoring, agricultural hydrological stress, and pressure exerted by fishery and aquaculture.
About the Speaker: Ms. Hripsime Matevosyan (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow, Russian Federation)
Hripsime Matevosyan is a Ph.D. Candidate and Assistant Researcher at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech). She is also the co-founding CEO of the real-time imagery company Swiftera. Her research interests are complex systems architecture, and federated and fractionated satellite systems. Ms. Matevosyan received her M.S. degree in Control and Applied Mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russia) in 2014 and her B.S. degree in Informatics and Applied Mathematics from Yerevan State University (Armenia) in 2012.  In her master thesis, which was developed while working in the Institute for Systems Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ms. Matevosyan was researching novel scientific methods for static program analysis for C/C++ languages and integrating them in state of the art compilers.
Language of the event: English


July 31
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Paramaz Avedisian Building (PAB), Room 208E