EROS CalVal Center of Excellence (ECCOE)

Upcoming JACIE Workshop

It is our pleasure to invite you and your staff to the 19th Annual JACIE Workshop.  More details to come.

2020 JACIE Workshop

19th Annual Workshop details coming soon.


Workshop Topics

  • Data Assessments
  • Calibration requirements and definitions
  • Understanding Earth Overservation Systems and their capabilities
  • Sensor/Data Calibration
  • Product Validation
  • Data Quality Measurement and enhancement
  • Data quality on science and other applications


United States Geological Survey building in Reston, VA

United States Geological Survey building 
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr, 

Reston, VA 20192



The Growing number of commercial sources for remotely sensed data offers users more choices than ever before! The key to using data from these new sources is understanding their characteristics and capabilities, and the quality of the data they produce.


The Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation (JACIE) program was formed to leverage federal agencies’ resources for the characterization of commercial remote sensing data and to share those results across the federal government and beyond. Consisting of representatives from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) , The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture(USDA). The JACIE team performs product analysis of commercial and other remote sensing data and information products, providing Earth Scientists and other users with awareness and independent verification of commercial imagery data quality. 


The JACIE team provides independent characterizations of delivered image and image-derived end products.  Each agency team member brings their resources and strengths to this task, providing federal users in-depth assessments of commercial imagery quality. JACIE team efforts are instrumental in several improvements to commercial image product quality and have enhanced working relationships between government and the commercial remote sensing industry.


    Greg Stensaas

    RCA-EO Program Manager (USGS EROS)
    USGS Observing Systems Branch
    Phone: 605-594-2569