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Landsat Science Team Meeting - August 8-10, 2018

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University of Colorado-Boulder
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
Boulder, Colorado
August 8-10, 2018


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Meeting Objectives:

  1. Review and discuss Landsat data policy.
  2. Update the Landsat Science Team on key Landsat activities.
  3. Learn about ongoing 2018-2023 LST member science and application contributions.
  4. Visit Ball Aerospace to observe Landsat 9 Operational Land Imager-2 (OLI-2) development.
Landsat Science Team - Summer 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

  • Opening Remarks: Waleed Abdalati, Ted Scambos
  • Introductions and meeting objectives: Chris Crawford, Jeff Masek  
  • USGS and NASA management perspectives: Tim Newman, Eric Ianson  
  • USGS Architecture Study Team Briefing: Tim Newman, Doug Daniels
  • Landsat Advisory Group (LAG) Update: Frank Avila
  • LST Discussion Topic 1 – Landsat data policy: Curtis Woodcock, David Roy

Landsat Science Team Presentations:

  • Dr. Eric Vermote, NASA/GSFC: Maintenance and refinement of the Land Surface Reflectance Code (LaSRC) for Landsat’s and Sentinel 2’s
  • Dr. Justin Huntington, Desert Research Institute: Supporting water and land management through the combined use of Landsat, climate data, and hydrologic models
  • Dr. Martha Anderson, USDA Agricultural Service: Use of Landsat data in realtime irrigation management, and ECOSTRESS update
  • Mr. David Johnson, USDA Agricultural Statistics Service: On using the Landsat archive to map crop cover history across the United States
  • Dr. Feng Gao, USDA Agricultural Service: Values of high temporal and spatial resolution data for crop yield assessment over U.S. Corn Belt using Landsat, Sentinel-2 and MODIS
  • Dr. Volker Radeloff, University of Wisconsin: Topographic correction of Landsat imagery in the Caucasus Mountains
  • Dr. Leo Lymburner, Geoscience Australia: Mapping the mangroves and intertidal zones of the Australian coast
  • Dr. Curtis Woodcock, Boston University: Time series, time series and more time series
  • Dr. Matt Hansen, University of Maryland: Large area land monitoring enabled by freely available, long-term global acquisitions of Landsat imagery
  • Dr. Sean Healey, US Forest Service: Landsat as the wall-to-wall phase of a hierarchical global forest monitoring system
  • Dr. Mike Wulder, Canadian Forest Service: Quantifying forest recovery: Spectral and structural insights from time series Landsat and lidar
  • Dr. David Frantz for Dr. Patrick Hostert, Humboldt University of Berlin: Land Use 2.0: the role of dense time series and phenometrics
  • Dr. Zhe Zhu, Texas Tech University: Making Landsat time series consistent for monitoring land change
  • Mr. Noel Gorelick, Google: Driving cloud-based usage of Landsat


Thursday, August 9, 2018

  • NASA and USGS Landsat outreach and communications overview: Ginger Butcher, Chris Barnes
  • Landsat 9 development status: Del Jenstrom, Brian Sauer
  • Landsat Status Updates:
    • Landsat Operations Status: Doug Daniels
    • Landsat Collections and Products Status: Chris Engebretson
    • Landsat Global Archive Consolidation (LGAC) Status: Steve Labahn
  • LST Discussion Topic 2 – Recap of Landsat Data Products and Collection 2 / Deliberation on ice sheet data processing: Curtis Woodcock, David Roy,Ted Scambos

Landsat Science Team Presentations:

  • Dr. Ted Scambos, University of Colorado-Boulder: The Power of Free: Time-series Landsat 8 applications to ice sheets, glaciers, and snow
  • Dr. Alexei Lyapustin, NASA/GSFC: MAIAC algorithm development for L8/S2 processing: first results
  • Angela Erb for Dr. Crystal Schaaf, University of Massachusetts, Boston: Landsat albedo of higher latitudes
  • Dr. Nima Pahlevan, SSAI/GSFC: Global long-term aquatic studies with Landsat archive
  • Dr. Peter Strobl, European Commission’s Joint Research Centre: Aspects of interoperability on distributed data platforms
  • Dr. David Roy, South Dakota State University: Land surface monitoring at long and short time scales

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. visit and tour


Friday, August 10, 2018

  • Landsat cal/val, ECCOE, and Science Interface Panel (SIP) Updates (USGS): Dennis Helder
  • Landsat cal/val updates (NASA): Brian Markham
  • Landsat Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) cal/val activities: Aaron Gerace
  • ESA and Sentinel Program Briefing: Benjamin Koetz
  • External activities: Copernicus/Sentinel-2, NASA Multisource Land Imaging (MuSLI) program overview: Jeff Masek
  • LST Discussion Topic 3 – LST/MuSLI synergy and joint meeting objectives: Curtis Woodcock, David Roy,  Jeff Masek, Chris Crawford
  • LST Discussion Topic 4 – Landsat’s future and the role of commercial data / Revisit 2018-2023 LST Priorities: Curtis Woodcock, David Roy
  • LST Discussion Topic 5 – Meeting wrap-up  (revisit topics, items missed, closing thoughts): Curtis Woodcock, David Roy