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Landsat Science Team Meeting - February 21-22, 2018

Landsat Science Teams consist of USGS and NASA scientists and engineers, external scientists, engineers, and application specialists, representing industry and university research initiatives. The Science Teams are tasked with providing scientific and technical evaluations to the USGS and NASA to help ensure the continued success of the Landsat program. 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota

February 21-22, 2018


Presentations from this meeting can be searched on the Landsat Science Team Meeting Presentations webpage. 


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