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Tuesday, January 7

11:00am EST

Public-Private Partnerships for Earth Observations
The USGS Earth Observation Community is interested in investigating public-private partnerships including "how might these partnerships work;" "how would the data be used;" and “what are the potential benefits of the partnerships.”  For example, a motivating question is: "would a public-private partnership allow a sufficient business case for Landsat and what would that look like?". This question is supported by the recent Landsat Advisory Group (LAG) report (https://www.fgdc.gov/ngac/meetings/june-2019/ngac-paper-evaluation-of-a-range-of-landsat-data.pdf) that indicated "LAG recommends further research on the viability of a PPP model for Landsat. Such research should include dialogue with industry as early as possible to make sure its concerns are considered".

This breakout session will build on the discussion started in the plenary session earlier this morning in which the diverse experiences of public- and private-sector participants in public-private partnerships were highlighted. At the beginning of the session, attendees will be asked to select 3-4 questions like those posed above to be the topic of tabletop discussions in which the following questions will be posed:

  • Who are the interested or potential partners in a partnership related to the topic?
  • What are the potential mechanisms for establishing the partnership?
  • What are the added-value benefits of the partnership vs. the status quo of the participants working on their own? I.e. what are the needs of the private- and public-sector participants in a potential partnership?
  • How can the ESIP community facilitate the identification and development of new public-private partnerships that will increase the value and impact of EO data?
We will then finish the breakout session with a 20-minute report-out and discussion of the outcomes of the discussions in the individual groups.
How to Prepare for this Session:

Come to the session prepared to discuss potential partnership ideas, your experience in building and supporting partnerships, and a willingness to see where new collaborations can take us.

We hope to bring out of this session a summary document that summarizes the insights and steps forward that come out of the tabletop discussions, including action items related to following on emerging partnerships and identifying concrete actions that ESIP can take to support community participation in developing partnerships.

  • ESIP can continue as a place to convene and build public and private partnership types. Include collaboration areas, guidance on concerns, or common structure.
  • Do we want to form a cluster to continue this? The private sector says yes. If interested, look at www.surveymonkey.com/r/P3_collab. ESIP housing knowledge tools as to the efficacy of different partnerships and stories from the community.
  • Public and private is n to expand the use of data at different levels, to provide it for both private and public groups.

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Karl Benedict

Director of Research Data Services and IT Services, University of New Mexico, University Libraries
Since 1986 I have had parallel careers in Information Technology, Data Management and Analysis, and Archaeology. Since 1993 when I arrived at UNM I have worked as a Graduate Student in Anthropology, Research Scientist, Research Faculty, Applied Research Center Director, and currently... Read More →
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Crista Straub

Social Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey
Dr. Straub is a social scientist in the National Land Imaging Program and the Social and Economic Analysis Branch at the United States Geological Survey. Crista earned a PhD in interdisciplinary human dimensions of natural resources from the University of Maine’s Ecology & Environmental... Read More →

Tuesday January 7, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Salon A-C
  Salon A-C, Panel

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