Pedro Oliveira awarded a 2018 NASA Earth & Space Sciences Fellowship

Pedro Oliveira was awarded a 2018 NASA Earth & Space Sciences Fellowship for his proposal entitled Integrating Airborne LiDAR, Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 Data to Map Brazilian Amazon Tropical Moist Forest Biome (BATMFB) Canopy Height. His advisor is Prof. David Roy. The goal of his three year PhD research funding proposal is to use Landsat-8, Sentinel-2 and Brazilian Space Agency (INPE) airborne LiDAR data to investigate canopy height estimation. Canopy height is a predictor of above ground biomass and repeat maps provide information on carbon stocks and fluxes. The proposed research is responsive to the NASA focus on carbon cycle and ecosystems and is responsive to the upcoming NASA GEDI satellite LiDAR mission. NASA received a total of 424 applications of which 54 were selected. A full list of awarded grants is at https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/viewrepositorydocument/cmdocumentid=626867/solicitationId=%7B0682B593-3472-F449-C368-BBB0A2C41962%7D/viewSolicitationDocument=1/NESSF18%20Earth%20Science%20Selections.pdf

News Date: 
May 15, 2018