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Matt Hansen and Mark Broich provided training on Landsat forest cover characterization to analysts from the Indonesian Space Agency and the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry in Jakarta from August 18 to 21. Following this exercise, both worked with analyst

Matt Hansen travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo from October 13 to 23 to install image processing hardware and software, and to provide introductory image processing training to the NGO OSFAC (Observatoire Satellital des Forêts d'Afrique Centrale).  OSFAC is a partner of SDSU’s on the USAID-funded CARPE (Central African Regional Program for the Environment) project, which aims to improve the understanding of environmental dynamics in the Congo Basin.

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Oct 13, 2009 to Oct 23, 2009

Dr. Geoff Henebry active in the USA National Phenology Network

Geoff Henebry co-organized the NSF Research Coordination Network on Phenology meeting in Milwaukee October 5-8.  The meeting’s theme was “Toward a National Phenological Assessment” and gather researchers from diverse fields to outlining how to prepare for a National Phenological Assessment. Henebry also serves on the USA-NPN (usanpn.org) Board of Directors. Henebry convened, together with RCN PIs  Mark D. Schwartz (UW-Milwaukee) and Julio Betancourt (USGS-Tucson) as well as Kirsten de Beurs (Virginia Tech) and John Gross (National Park Service), a special session at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union entitled “Toward Phenological Assessments: Regional, National, Global”. This is the sixth year that Henebry has organized a phenology session at the Fall Meeting. 

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Oct 05, 2009 to Oct 08, 2009

Center Scholars present at ASPRS conference

Two undergraduates in the Center Scholars Program at GIScCE presented their research at the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Upper Midwest Chapter conference at the USGS Center for EROS October  5-7.

Ben Helder presented a poster entitled “Assessing changes at the Grassland Destabilization Experiment (GDEX) in the Nebraska Sandhills from 2006-2009 using imaging spectroscopy”. Dr. Geoff Henebry is Ben’s advisor.

Brad Stricherz presented a poster entitled “Assessing catastrophic wildfire risk in California”. Dr. Mark Cochrane is Brad’s advisor.

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Oct 05, 2009 to Oct 07, 2009

Dr. Matt Hansen and Mark Broich provide training in Indonesia

Matt Hansen and Mark Broich provided training on Landsat forest cover characterization to analysts from the Indonesian Space Agency and the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry in Jakarta from August 18 to 21.  Following this exercise, both worked with analysts from a number of Indonesian NGO’s at a workshop in Denpasar, Bali from August 24 to 27.  This workshop was hosted by Sekala, an NGO focused on environmental monitoring.

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Aug 18, 2009 to Aug 21, 2009

Dr. Mark A. Cochrane chairs meeting in Belem, Brazil

August 18-21, 2009: Belém, Brazil. Chair of the “Biodiversity Implications of Forest Disturbance and Related Landscape Dynamics on the Brazilian Amazon” Project Meeting funded by the Biological Diversity Program of the Earth Science Division of the NASA Science Mission Directorate. Dr. David Roy, Chris Barber, Izaya Numata and Sanath Kumar also participated in the meeting.

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Aug 18, 2009 to Aug 21, 2009

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