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Eyes on Earth Episode 47 – Ladies of Landsat

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear about a group working to expand diversity and inclusion in remote sensing.

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Dr. Kate Fickas

Summary: Ladies of Landsat aims to help women and other underrepresented groups feel welcomed and supported in the field of remote sensing. The Twitter group has grown to 5,700 members and counting since Dr. Kate Fickas started it in 2018 during a Landsat Science Team meeting at EROS. In this episode of Eyes on Earth, we learn about the ambitions and actions of the group, why a sense of community is so important, and how Landsat is meaningful in this.

Guest: Dr. Kate Fickas, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Utah State University

Host: Jane Lawson

Producer: John Hult

Release date: April 5, 2021

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