ESA-MOST Dragon Cooperation
2021 Dragon Symposium

The 2021 Dragon 4 Final Results & Dragon 5 First Year Results Symposium will take place as an on-line event from 19 to 23 July 2021. Due to the time difference, the Symposium will be held in the mornings only in Europe and in the afternoons in China. As the Symposium will be held on-line the inputs for the presentation of the programme and reporting sessions will be as follows:

  1. For programme building – abstracts for oral and poster presentations to be submitted from 15 March to 30 April 2021 (see Abstract Submission)
  2. For presentation during the Symposium week – pre-recorded video presentation for both oral and posters to be submitted from 15 May to 25 June 2021 (details will be provided following programme building phase)

Language and Fees
The official language of the Symposium is English.
No participation fees will be charged. The Symposium is open to Dragon 4 and Dragon 5 scientists. All scientists must register on-line to participate to the Symposium.

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Organising Committee

ESA
NRSCC
Maurice Borgeaud Head of Dragon Office Wang Qi’an Director General
Yves-Louis Desnos Dragon coordinator Li Zengyuan Dragon coordinator
Karl Bergquist External relations Zhang Jing Deputy Division Chief
Eric Doyle Dragon office Wang Sisi Dragon office
Andy Zmuda Dragon office Gao Zhihai Dragon office
Irene Renis Dragon office Sun Bin Dragon office
Florence Boye Dragon office Wu Junna Dragon office

Objectives

Objectives for Dragon 4 Final Results Reporting:

  • Presentation by the projects’ Lead Investigators, on the Dragon 4 project’s final results after 4 years
  • Presentation of the results of the Dragon 4 research undertaken by young scientists in a dedicated poster session
  • Publication of the Dragon 4 final results as a special issue of the open access journal MDPI Remote Sensing

Objective for Dragon 5 projects’ reporting:

  • Presentation of the Dragon 5 cooperation projects first year results reporting

Abstract Submission

DRAGON 4 Final Results Summary Reporting
by Lead Investigators (LIs)


The 2021 Dragon Symposium will formally close the Dragon 4 Cooperation (2016 to 2020). The Symposium is organised in 2 parallel summary reporting sessions for the 28 Dragon 4 projects LIs.

Each project shall:

  • Outline the objectives of the research
  • Detail the Copernicus Sentinels, ESA, ESA TPM & Chinese EO mission data acquired and investigated during the course of the Dragon 4 Programme
  • Detail the in-situ data measurements and requirements made and the joint field visits undertaken in P.R. China or elsewhere
  • Report on the projects’ achievements, final results, conclusions and recommendations
  • Inform on papers published in scientific journals or conference proceedings
  • Report on the young scientists training
  • Outline academic exchange programmes developed

The 28 Dragon 4 projects Lead Investigators are kindly requested to submit their abstracts for an oral presentation using the online system. NB. This abstract will be the same as for the final results papers to be published by the journal MDPI Remote Sensing.

Poster Session for Dragon 4 Young Scientists

On the 19 July 2021 (Day 1), there will be a special poster session dedicated to research results presentation by young scientists. The session will be judged by Dragon 4 senior scientists, and there will be certificates awarded by the organising committee for the best poster in each Dragon 4 topic.
Poster presenters are kindly requested to submit an abstract using the online system.
If you have already submitted a poster paper previously (i.e. in 2020), please use your access details to enter the system. You can up-date or modify your abstract and up-load the abstract in Chinese.
All poster presenters must up-load a pdf of their poster (no bigger than 20 MB) to their user area.
More information will be provided shortly including the submission due by date in the Poster Guidelines.

DRAGON 5 First Year Results Reporting
by Principal Investigators (PIs)


The Symposium will also serve as the first year reporting for the Dragon 5 cooperation. EO data provision to the projects already commenced on the Dragon 5 Kick off on 21 July 2020 and will last for 4 years. EO data exploitation for science and application development under Dragon 5 includes data from 54 satellites namely: Copernicus Sentinels; ESA; ESA TPM and Chinese missions. The Dragon 5 projects’ PIs shall undertake the following:

  • Inform on the project’s objectives
  • Detail the Copernicus Sentinels, ESA, Chinese and ESA Third Party Mission data utilised after 1 year
  • Detail the in-situ data measurements and requirements
  • Provide details on field data collection campaigns and periods in P.R. China or other study areas
  • Inform on the results after 1 year of activity
  • Inform on the project’s schedule, planning & contribution of the partners for the following year
  • Inform on the level and training of young scientists on the project, including plans for academic exchanges


Alternatively, Dragon 5 Principal Investigators may present their Dragon 5 projects as follows. PIs may insert their project’s executive summary for the abstract which can be found on-line: http://dragon5.esa.int/projects/

  • Inform on the project’s objectives
  • Detail the Copernicus Sentinels, ESA, Chinese and TPM data to be investigated
  • Inform on the project’s schedule, planning & contribution of the partners
  • Indicate the level and training of young scientists on the project
  • Detail the in-situ data measurements and requirements
  • Provide details on expected field data collection campaigns and periods in P.R. China, in Europe or elsewhere
  • Inform on the expected results

The 55 Dragon 5 projects PIs are kindly requested to submit their abstracts for an oral presentation using the online system.

Please submit your abstract online by NO LATER THAN 30 April 2021.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

For European scientists

We kindly request you to generate and send a .pdf of your abstract in English to your Chinese partners, and for the Chinese partners to translate it and send back the abstract in Chinese (.pdf). European scientists may then upload the abstract in Chinese as well using their own user account.

For Chinese scientists

Please enter your abstract in English and following, please upload a .pdf version of your abstract in Chinese to your user area.

Programme and Organisation

DRAGON 4 & DRAGON 5 FULL PRELIMINARY DAILY PROGRAMME INCLUDING ABSTRACTS

The Dragon 4 and 5 reporting programmes will be run over 5 days in the mornings in Europe and afternoons in China. Please therefore note the sessions start and end times depending on your location. The Symposium overview programme is available HERE.

Monday 19 July 2021
The Symposium will be formally opened in a plenary event on the 19 July 2021 by NRSCC and ESA representatives. The Dragon 4 young scientists will present their results following the opening plenary sessions. This will be in dedicated and adjudicated poster session.

Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 July 2021 – Dragon 4 final results reporting
Will be dedicated to the Dragon 4 projects’ summary final results reporting by the Lead Investigators in 2 parallel sessions and is organised around the 8 Dragon topics.
*Lead Investigators will present projects’ summaries, 15 mins. per presentation followed by a brief Q & A session.
The Dragon 4 cooperation will be formally closed in plenary session and poster session winners announced.

Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 July 2021 – Dragon 5 first year results reporting
The new Dragon 5 Principal Investigators, will present their project objectives or their progress after 1 year of activity. The reporting will be split into 3 parallel sessions. Each presentation will be 15 minutes in duration. The Symposium will close in a plenary event on Friday 23 July 2021.
*Principal Investigators will present projects progress, 15 mins. per presentation followed by a brief Q & A session.

Schedule and Deadlines

Abstract submission opening15 March 2021
Abstract submission closure30 April 2021
Notification of acceptanceMid-May 2021
Issue of Preliminary ProgrammeMid-May 2021
Registration Opening17 May 2021
Submission of pre-recorded video-presentations25 June 2021
Submissions of e-posters (videos) and posters pdf25 June 2021
Issue of Final Programme19 July 2021 (start of Symposium)
Symposium19 -23 July 2021