Coordinator of satellite matters (C-SAT)


Dr Peng Zhang - Coordinator - ( China )

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The general role of the Infrastructure Commission Coordinator on Satellite matters (C-SAT) is to undertake any coordination needed to stimulate and support satellite activities within the general scope of the Infrastructure Commission (INFCOM). In some cases, this may involve engaging with the better-resourced Member(s) and Space Agencies to strengthen the satellite-related activities within the Secretariat and less well-resourced Member(s). The activities may also cover initiating collaboration between an INFCOM entity (e.g. Expert Team) and a Member or Space Agency to resolve a specific technical issue. The C-SAT should also support INFCOM, as necessary, with interactions with SERCOM and RB.
The C-SAT should follow the evolution of the space-based observing system and the opportunities presented by technological innovations and consider their potential impact on the implementation of WIGOS Vision 2040. He or she shall also seek to identify new opportunities that will help strengthen the capabilities of WMO Members with respect to the realization of the space-based observing system and the utilization of space-based observations and bring such opportunities to the attention of the INFCOM MG for its consideration.
The C-SAT has the responsibility to ensure that satellite activities that take place within INFCOM are appropriately considered and coordinated across the Standing Committees, Study Groups and their substructures. As such, the C-SAT is a formal member of the MG, providing a voice for satellite matters and activities.
Priority activities:
• Ensure satellite matters are considered in the INFCOM MG
• Provide guidance to INFCOM MG on satellite matters
• Ensure that satellite matters are coordinated across INFCOM activities
• Provide oversight on the work programmes of Expert Teams relating to satellite matters
• Report on relevant groups and activities external to INFCOM
• Support coordination of satellite matters with SERCOM and RB

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