Dr. Roy gives invited presentation in Greece

Dr. David Roy gave an Invited Keynote presentation on his NASA funded research:

Roy, D.P., Huang, H., Zhang, H.K., Yan, L., Boschetti, L., Li, J., Li, Z., Toward prototyping a Landsat-8 Sentinel-2 global burned area product, EARSeL (European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories) Forest Fires Special Interest Group Workshop, Chania, Greece, 25-27th September 2017.

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Sep 25, 2017 to Sep 27, 2017

SDSU ranks 27th globally and 7th in the USA for remote sensing research

In the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017 by the consulting firm ShanghaiRanking, SDSU placed 27th internationally and 7th in the USA in the subject area of Remote Sensing!

The ranking methodology used four complementary metrics of research productivity over 2011-2015, including number of publications, number of publications in top journals, number of articles with international collaborators, and the citation impact of articles. This ranking is a remarkable achievement that is closely connected with your scholarly output.

The website with the ranking is here:

SDSU highlighted the ranking in a news release found here:

Kudos to GSCE Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Zhongbin Li who found the ranking!

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Aug 22, 2017

Dr. Roy and research group attend Summer 2017 Landsat Science Team Meeting

Drs. David Roy, Haiyan Huang, Jian Li, Zhongbin Li, Lin Yan, and Hankui Zhang, attended the USGS-NASA Summer Landsat Science Team held at the USGS EROS Center, Sioux Falls, SD, July 11-13, 2017.

The meeting objectives were to:
1. Identify priorities for future Landsat measurements and technologies.
2. Review Landsat Science Team member research and applications activities.
3. Celebrate the contributions of the 2012-2017 Landsat Science Team

In addition the following presentation was given:
Roy, D.P., Zhang, H.K., Yan, L., Huang, H., Li, Z., Li, J., Votava, P., Dosch, A., Big data is not important unless it is processed correctly, USGS-NASA Summer Landsat Science Team Meeting, USGS EROS Center, Sioux Falls, SD, 11-13 July 2017.

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Jul 11, 2017 to Jul 13, 2017

Dr. Xiaoyang Zhang attends the 2017 Interdisciplinary Biomass Burning Initiative (IBBI) workshop

Dr. Xiaoyang Zhang attended the 2017 Interdisciplinary Biomass Burning Initiative (IBBI) workshop from July 10-11 in Boulder, CO.

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Jul 10, 2017

Dr. Mark Cochrane departs after 12 years at the GSCE

Dr. Mark Cochrane was in the original cohort of faculty hires for the Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence back in 2005. In August Mark will become a Professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Appalachian Laboratory ( in Frostburg, MD. Thanks for all your service at the GSCE and fare well!

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Jun 21, 2017