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David Roy quoted in Science magazine

GSCE Senior Scientist and Geography Professor Dr. David Roy was quoted in a February 23rd Science Magazine article about new modalities for imaging the planet:

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/02/flotilla-tiny-satellites-will-photograph-entire-earth-every-day

 

 

News Date: 
Mar 02, 2017

Drs. Roy, Zhang and Li attend Boston University Landsat Science Team Meeting

Drs. David Roy, Hankui Zhang, and Zhongbin Li attended the Winter Landsat Science Team meeting that was held at Boston University, Boston, MA, January 10-12, 2017. 

The meeting objectives were to:

  1. Identify priorities for future Landsat measurements and technologies.
  2. Review the status of Landsat 9 development
  3. Review plans and status for USGS Landsat product initiatives – collections and analysis-ready data.
  4. Review remote sensing activities at Bosoton area unniversities. 

 

News Date: 
Jan 10, 2017 to Jan 12, 2017

Dr. Roy gives invited presentation in China

Dr. Roy gave an invited keynote presentation at Wuhan University School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering and State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, in Wuhan, Hubei, China, December 17-18 2016.  http://rsgis.whu.edu.cn/ngsm2016/ 

Roy, D.P., Zhang, H.K., Yan, L., Li, J., Huang, H., Li, Z., Votava, P., Dosch, A., Taking advantage of the moderate resolution data record: consistent global processing of Landsat and Sentinel-2 data and some applications, Symposium on Advanced Techniques for National Geographic State Monitoring, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China, Dec. 17-18, 2016. Invited Keynote Presentation. 

News Date: 
Dec 17, 2016 to Dec 18, 2016

GSCE Presentations at 2016 AGU Fall Meeting: 20 posters, 2 talks, 1 panel discussion

GSCE presentations at 2016 AGU Fall Meeting: 20 posters, 2 talks, 1 panel discussion
 
MONDAY 12/12: 4 posters, 1 panel discussion
 
POSTERS
Kaboro Samasse, Niall Hanan. 2016. Cropland estimation in West Africa: Case of Mali.
Session Date and Time: Monday, 12 December 2016, 08:00 - 12:20   
Session Number and Title: IN11B-1620: Achieving Deep Learning by Systemizing Machine Learning with Big Data Engines I Posters
 
Michael Wimberly, Christopher Merkord, Justin Davis, Y Liu, Geoffrey Henebry, MB Hildreth. 2016. Design and Implementation of Integrated Surveillance and Modeling Systems for Climate Sensitive Diseases.
Session Date and Time: Monday, 12 December 2016; 13:40 - 18:00
Session Number and Title: GC13B-1195: Human and Ecosystem Health in a Changing World II Posters
 
Milkah Njoki Kahiu, Niall P. Hanan. 2016. Mapping Forage Resources Using Earth Observation Data: A Case Study to Assess the Relationship Between Herbaceous and Woody Cover Components as Determinants of Large Herbivore Distribution in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Session Date and Time: Monday, 12 December 2016, 13:40 - 18:00
Session Number and Title: GC13D-1225: Livestock, Land Use, and the Environment Posters
 
Hankui Zhang, David P. Roy. 2016. Computational Short-cutting the Big Data Classification Bottleneck: Using the MODIS Land Cover Product to Derive a Consistent 30 m Landsat Land Cover Product of the Conterminous United States.
Session Date and Time: Monday, 12 December 2016; 13:40 - 18:00 
Session Number and Title: IN031-1654: Practical Magic: Tricks and Tools to get Past the Data I/O Bottleneck Posters
 
PANEL DISCUSSION
Julio L Betancourt, Jane R Foster, Franco Biondi, John B Bradford, Geoffrey M Henebry, Eric Post, Walter Koenig, Forrest M. Hoffman, Kirsten de Beurs. 2016. Panel Discussion.
Session Date and Time: Monday, 12 December 2016 17:45 - 18:00
Session Number and Title: B14C: Ecological (A)synchrony of Forest Responses to Climate II
Location: Moscone West 2004
 
TUESDAY 12/13: 2 posters
 
POSTERS
 
Erianto Indra Putra, Mark A. Cochrane, Bambang Hero Saharjo, Robert J. Yokelson, Chelsea E. Stockwell, Thilina Jayarathne, Yenni Vetrita, Kevin C. Ryan, Israr Albar, Laura Graham. 2016. Improving the Assessment of Indonesian Carbon Emissions from Peat Fires.
Session Date and Time: Tuesday, 13 December 2016; 08:00 - 12:20
Session Number and Title: GC21C: Carbon Monitoring Systems Research and Applications I Posters
 
Braden Owsley, Kirsten de Beurs, Geoffrey Henebry. 2016. Four Dimensions of Landscape Change in North and South America: Using Multiple Remote Sensing Indicators to Understand Spatiotemporal Trends.
Session Date and Time: Tuesday, 13 December 2016; 08:00 - 12:20
Session Number and Title: GC21B-1095: Assessing Impacts of Land Use and Land Cover Change in a Changing Climate using Modeling and Measurements I Posters
 
WEDNESDAY 12/14: 6 posters, 2 talks
 
POSTERS
 
Jian Li, David P. Roy, Hankui Zhang. 2016. Comparison of Sentinel-2A and Landsat-8 Nadir BRDF Adjusted Reflectance (NBAR) over Southern Africa
Session Date and Time: Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 08:00 - 12:20
Session Number and Title: B31B-0472: Assessment of Satellite-Derived Essential Climate Variables in the Terrestrial Domain I Posters
 
Christoffer Axelsson, Niall P. Hanan. 2016. Estimating Vegetation Structure in African Savannas using High Spatial Resolution Imagery.
Session Date and Time: Wednesday, 14 December 2016; 08:00 - 12:20
Session Number and Title: B31E-0514: Mapping and Monitoring Vegetation Structure from Space I Posters
 
Izaya Numata, Kul Khand, Jeppe Kjaersgaard, Mark A. Cochrane, Sonaira Silva. 2016. Determining the dynamics of evapotranspiration from fragmented forests under drought in southwestern Amazonia using Landsat imagery.
Session Date and Time: Wednesday, 14 December 2016; 08:00 – 12:20
Session Number and Title: B31G: Tropical forests under a changing climate I Posters
 
IN Sokolik, V Tatarskii, AI Shiklomanov, Geoffrey Henebry, K de Beurs, M Laruelle. 2016. Towards a Synthesis of Land Dynamics and Hydrological Processes Across Central Asia.
Session Date and Time: Wednesday, 14 December 2016 13:40 - 18:00
Session Number and Title: GC33A-1210: Environmental, Socioeconomic, and Climatic Changes in Northern Eurasia and Their Feedbacks to the Global Earth System and Society II Posters (Invited)
 
K de Beurs, GM Henebry, B Owsley, IN Sokolik. 2016. The effect of large scale climate oscillations on the land surface phenology of the northern polar regions and Central Asia.
Session Date and Time: Wednesday, 14 December 2016 13:40 - 18:00
Session Number and Title: GC33A-1213: Environmental, Socioeconomic, and Climatic Changes in Northern Eurasia and Their Feedbacks to the Global Earth System and Society II Posters
 
Monika Tomaszewska, Geoffrey Henebry. 2016. Modeling the Seasonality of Snow Cover in Naryn Oblast, Kyrgyzstan.
Session Date and Time: Wednesday, 14 December 2016; 13:40 - 18:00
Session Number and Title: GC33A-1215: Environmental, Socioeconomic, and Climatic Changes in Northern Eurasia and Their Feedbacks to the Global Earth System and Society II Posters
 
TALKS
 
GM Henebry, M Tomaszewska, CP Krehbiel, K Kelgenbaeva. 2016. Livelihoods poised between cold and dry: Modeling land surface phenologies and phenometric lapse rates in Central Asian highland pastures.
Session Date and Time: Wednesday, 14 December 2016 11:50 - 12:05
Session Number and Title: GC32A: Environmental, Socioeconomic, and Climatic Changes in Northern Eurasia and Their Feedbacks to the Global Earth System and Society I
Location: Moscone West 3012
 
X Zhang, S Jayavelu, J Wang, GM Henebry, JM Gray, MA Friedl, Y Lai, C Schaaf, A Shaui. 2016. Validation of VIIRS Land Surface Phenology using Field Observations, PhenoCam Imagery, and Landsat data.
Session Date and Time: Wednesday, 14 December 2016 14:55 - 15:10
Session Number and Title: B33J: Assessment of Satellite-Derived Essential Climate Variables in the Terrestrial Domain II
Location: Moscone West 2008
 
THURSDAY 12/15: 6 posters
 
POSTERS
 
Fangjun Li, Xiaoyang Zhang, Shobha Kondragunta. 2016. Estimation of Biomass Burning Emissions by Fusing Fire Radiative Power Observed from Polar-orbiting and Geostationary Satellites across the Continental United States.
Session Date and Time: Thursday, 15 December 2016 08:00 - 12:20
Session Number and Title: A41A-0007: Advances in Remote Sensing of Fires, Aerosols, and Trace Gases for Air Quality Applications III Posters
 
Dong Yan, Xiaoyang Zhang, Yunyu Yu, Wei Guo. 2016. Characterizing the Responses of Land Surface Phenology to the Rainy Season in the Congo Basin.
Session Date and Time: Thursday, 15 December 2016; 08:00 - 12:20
Session Number and Title: GC41B-1083: Climate Variability and the African Environment, Water Resources, and Food Security I Posters
 
Jianmin Wang, Xiaoyang Zhang. 2016. Impacts of Wildfires on Long-term Land Surface Phenology 
Session Date and Time: Thursday, 15 December 2016: 13:40 - 18:00
Session Number and Title: B43B-0603: Vegetation Phenology in Terrestrial Ecosystems: Advances in Observations, Mechanisms, Modeling, and Implications III Posters
 
FRIDAY 12/16: 6 posters
 
POSTERS
 
Sam Cooper, David Roy, Sanath Sathyachandran. 2016. Examination of the Potential of Structure-from-Motion (SfM) Photogrammetry and Terrestrial Laser scanning (TLS) for Rapid Nondestructive Field Measurement of Grass Biomass
Session Date and Time: Friday, 16 December 2016, 8:00 – 12:20
Session Number and Title: B51F-0468: Remote Sensing of Vegetation Biomass II Posters
 
Lan Nguyen, Cole Krehbiel, Geoffrey Henebry. 2016 Urban Heat Islands of the World’s Major Cities Revealed at Multiple Scales Using Both Station Observations and Complementary Remotely Sensed Data Products.
Session Date and Time: Friday, 16 December 2016 08:00 - 12:20
Session Number and Title: GC51D-1196: Taking the Temperature of the Earth: Challenges, Trends, and Applications across all Earth Surface Domains I Posters
 
Francis Dwomoh, Michael Wimberly. 2016. Characterization of the Fire Regime and Drivers of Fires in the West African Tropical Forest.
Session Date and Time: Friday, 16 December 2016, 8:00 – 12:20
Session Number and Title: GC51E-1210: The Role of Fire in the Earth System: Understanding Drivers, Feedbacks, and Interactions with the Land, Atmosphere, and Society IV Posters
 
Louis Giglio, Luigi Boschetti, David P. Roy, Michael Laurence Humber, William Walsh, Christopher Owen Justice. 2016. Advances in the Collection 6 MODIS Burned Area Product for Global and Regional Fire Monitoring
Session Date and Time: Friday, 16 December 2016  08:00 - 12:20
Session Number and Title: GC51E-1227: The Role of Fire in the Earth System: Understanding Drivers, Feedbacks, and Interactions with the Land, Atmosphere, and Society IV Posters
 
Brianna M Lind, Niall P Hanan. 2016. Monitoring Termite-Mediated Ecosystem Processes Using Moderate and High Resolution Satellite Imagery.
Session Date and Time: Friday, 16 December 2016, 13:40 - 18:00
Session Number and Title: B53D-0552: Global Distribution Patterns of Soil Biota and Their Relationships to Earth Biogeochemical Cycling Posters
News Date: 
Dec 12, 2016

Dr. Roy attends GOFC-GOLD Fire IT and ForestSAT 2016 meetings in Chile

Dr. Roy attended the  GOFC-GOLD Fire implementation Team  and the ForestSAT 2016 meetings that were held 14-18 November in Santiago, Chile and gave a presentation "Mapping Burned Areas with Landsat Class Observations",  Roy, D.P, Huang, H., Yan, L. , Zhang, H., Li, J., Kumar, S., Boschetti, B. 

News Date: 
Nov 14, 2016 to Nov 18, 2016

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