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New USGS-NASA Landsat Science Team Named...

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December 19, 2017

SAT News - The USGS and NASA have selected a new Landsat science team, whose primary responsibility is to conduct Landsat-based scientific research and engineering studies, develop useful data products and applications and share the results of its work with the USGS, NASA and others - members will serve a five-year term from 2018 to 2023.

The 2018-2023 USGS-NASA Landsat Science Team members and their areas of study are:

  • Dr. Martha Anderson and Dr. Feng Gao, USDA Agricultural Research Service - Characterizing crop water use, phenology and yield at field scales using multi-sensor data fusion
  • Mr. Noel Gorelick, Google - Driving cloud-based usage of Landsat with Google Earth Engine
  • Dr. Matthew Hansen, University of Maryland - Generating time-series maps that accurately reflect land change area: A strategy for global land monitoring
  • Dr. Sean Healey, U.S. Forest Service - Landsat science and applications in the U.S. Forest Service
  • Dr. Patrick Hostert, Humboldt University of Berlin - Synergies between future Landsat and European satellite missions, from land cover to land use
  • Dr. Justin Huntington, Desert Research Institute - Towards the development and integration of Landsat evapotranspiration ensembles and climate data for enhanced water and land management decision support
  • Mr. David Johnson, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service - Leveraging analysis ready Landsat products for use in crop production estimation
  • Dr. Leo Lymburner, Geoscience Australia - Digital Earth Australia
  • Dr. Alexei Lyapustin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - Advanced atmospheric correction of Landsat 8/Sentinel 2 data using algorithm Multiangle Implementation of Atmospheric Correction
  • Dr. Nima Pahlevan, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. - Landsat-Sentinel-2 constellation for monitoring aquatic systems across the United States
  • Mr. Jean-Francois Pekel and Dr. Peter Strobl, European Commission Joint Research Centre - Copernicus Landsat convergence, architecture and applications
  • Dr. Volker Radeloff, University of Wisconsin - Landsat data for biodiversity science and conservation
  • Dr. David Roy, South Dakota State University - Pathfinding near real time moderate resolution land surface monitoring, looking forward to an operational Landsat 9/10 Sentinel 2A/2B era
  • Dr. Ted Scambos, University of Colorado - Landsat and the cryosphere: Tracking interactions between ice, snow and the earth system
  • Dr. Crystal Schaaf, University of Massachusetts, Boston - Global 30m snow and snow-free land surface albedo from Landsat and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer/Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite
  • Dr. Eric Vermote, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - Maintenance and refinement of the Land Surface Reflectance Code for Landsat and Sentinel 2
  • Dr. Curtis Woodcock, Boston University - New opportunities using the Landsat temporal domain: Monitoring ecosystem health, condition and use
  • Dr. Michael Wulder, Canadian Forest Service - Integrating time and space with Landsat to learn from the past, monitor the present and prepare for the future
  • Dr. Zhe Zhu, Texas Tech University - Toward near real-time monitoring and characterization of land surface change for the conterminous United States

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