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Landsat Science Team Meeting - February 21-22, 2018

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
February 21-22, 2018


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Meeting Objectives:

  1. Discuss USGS and NASA expectations for the 2018-2023 Landsat Science Team.
  2. Update the Landsat Science Team on key Landsat activities.
  3. Discuss Landsat Science Team priorities for the next 5 years.
  4. Review proposed 2018-2023 Landsat Science Team member science and application contributions.
2018-2023 Landsat Science Team

2018-2023 Landsat Science Team

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

  • Opening Remarks (Frank Kelly)
  • Introductions and Meeting Objectives (Tom Loveland, Jeff Masek)
  • USGS and NASA management perspectives (Tim Newman, Jim Irons/Jeff Masek)
  • Landsat Status Updates:
    • Landsat 7, Landsat 8, and LGAC Status (Doug Daniels)
    • Landsat Archive, Products, and Landsat Collections (Chris Engebretson)
  • Lansdat Cal/Val Update (Brian Markham)
  • ECCOE and Landsat/Sentinel-2 Interoperability (Dennis Helder)
  • Landsat 9 Development Status (Del Jenstrom, Brian Sauer)
  • External activities: Copernicus/Sentinel-2, NASA science, and MuSLI (Jeff Masek)
  • Global Landsat Analysis Ready Data discussion (Chris Crawford and others)
  • Landsat 10 science and applications discussion (Greg Snyder, David Roy, and others)


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Landsat Science Team presentations

  • Mr. Noel Gorelick, Google - Driving cloud-based usage of Landsat with Google Earth Engine
  • Dr. Leo Lymburner, Geoscience Australia - Digital Earth Australia
  • Drs. Martha Anderson and Feng Gao, USDA Agricultural Research Service - Characterizing crop water use, phenology and yield at field scales using multi-sensor data fusion
  • Dr. Justin Huntington, Desert Research Institute  - Towards the development and integration of Landsat evapotranspiration ensembles and climate data for enhanced water and land management decision support
  • Mr. David Johnson, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service - Leveraging analysis ready Landsat products for use in crop production estimation
  • Dr. Nima Pahlevan, Science Systems and Applications, Inc - Landsat-Sentinel-2 constellation for monitoring aquatic systems across the United States
  • Dr. Ted Scambos, University of Colorado, Boulder - Landsat and the cryosphere: tracking interactions between ice, snow, and the Earth system
  • Dr. Crystal Schaaf, University of Massachusetts, Boston - Global 30m snow and snow-free land surface albedo from Landsat and MODIS/VIIRS
  • Dr. Alexei Lyapustin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center -Advanced atmospheric correction of Landsat 8/Sentinel 2 data using algorithm MAIAC
  • Dr. Curtis Woodcock, Boston University - New opportunities using the Landsat temporal domain: monitoring ecosystem health, condition and use
  • Dr. Michael Wulder, Canadian Forest Service - Integrating time and space with Landsat to learn from the past, monitor the present, and prepare for the future
  • Dr. Sean Healey, US Forest Service - Landsat science and applications in the US Forest Service
  • Dr. Matthew Hansen, University of Maryland - Generating time-series maps that accurately reflect land change area: a strategy for global land monitoring Global Forest Change   Forest Loss Alerts
  • Dr. Zhe Zhu, Texas Tech University - Toward near real-time monitoring and characterization of land surface change for the
    conterminous US
  • Dr. Patrick Hostert, Humboldt University of Berlin - Synergies between future Landsat and European satellite missions, from land cover to land use
  • Dr. Volker Radloff, University of Wisconsin - Landsat data for biodiversity science and conservation
  • Drs. Jean-Francois Pekel and Peter Strobl, European Commission Joint Research Centre - Copernicus Landsat convergence, architecture and application
  • Dr. Eric Vermote, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - Maintenance and refinement of the Land Surface Reflectance Code (LaSRC) for Landsat’s and Sentinel 2’s
  • Dr. David Roy, South Dakota State University - Pathfinding near real time moderate resolution land surface monitoring, looking forward to an operational Landsat 9/10 Sentinel 2A/2B era
  • Review 2012-2017 LST achievements and discuss 2018-2023 LST transition (Tom Loveland, Jeff Masek, and others)
  • Team discussion on LST priorities for the next 5 years