David Roy selected as member of the Landsat Science Team 2012-2017

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), announced the selection of the Landsat Science Team 10/10/2012.  These scientists and engineers will serve from 2012-2017 and will provide technical and scientific input to the USGS and NASA on issues critical to the success of the Landsat program.  Since 1972, through a series of six Landsat earth-observing satellite missions funded under NASA research programs, the United States has acquired and maintained a unique and continuous record of global land-surface features that has become indispensable for detecting and monitoring natural and human-induced changes to the Earth’s landscape.  The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), which will become Landsat 8 following launch in February 2013, will extend the global record further into the 21st century.  The Landsat Science Team will play a key role in ensuring that LDCM mission is successfully integrated with past, present, and future remotely sensed data for the purpose of observing and monitoring national and global environmental systems.  David, and his co-investigators Valeriy Kovalskyy and Indrani Kommareddy, submitted a successful proposal entitled “Continuity of the Web Enabled Landsat Data (WELD) Product Record in the LDCM Era: Product Data Processing, Evaluation and Distribution Strategies”.    

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Start: 2012 End: 2017