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Landsat Science Team Meeting - July 11-13, 2017

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
July 11-13, 2017


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Meeting Objectives:

  1. Identify priorities for future Landsat measurements and technologies.
  2. Review Landsat Science Team member research and applications activities.
  3. Celebrate the contributions of the 2012-2017 Landsat Science Team.
2012-2017 Landsat Science Team

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

  • Opening Remarks (Frank Kelly, USGS; Sen. John Thune (via video); Sen. Mike Rounds (via video))
  • Introductions and Meeting Objectives (Tom Loveland, USGS; Jim Irons, NASA) 
  • USGS and NASA perspectives (Tim Newman, USGS; David Jarrett, NASA)
  • Landsat Advisory Group Status (Frank Avila) 
  • Landsat Status Updates:
    • Landsat 7 and Landsat Status (Doug Daniels) 
    • Landsat Archive, Products, Collection and LGAC Status (Brian Sauer) 
    • Landsat MSS Improvement Plans (Ron Morfitt)
    • Atmospheric Correction Parameter Calculator (Ron Morfitt, Julia Barsi) 
  • Landsat 9 Development Plans (Del Jenstrom, Jim Nelson) 
  • NASA Landsat 9 Communications (Ginger Butcher) 
  • Future Landsat Requirements and Capabilities:
    • USGS RCA-EO Landsat 10 Reporting (Greg Snyder) 
    • NASA Technology Evaluations (Sachi Babu) 
  • Discussion on Current LST Input on Priorities, Issues (David Roy, Curtis Woodcock, Chris Crawford) 


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Landsat Science Team Principal Investigator presentations

  • Joel McCorkel (NASA GSFC) - Landsat cal/val with airborne sensors 
  • Dennis Helder (SDSU) - EROS CalVal Center of Excellence
  • Eric Vermote (NASA GSFC) - A generic method for retrieval and validation of aerosol and surface reflectance over land: L8 and Sentinel 2
  • Noel Gorelick (Google) - Landsat use and users in Google Earth Engine
  • Crystal Schaaf (UMASS, Boston) - An update on the North American Landsat albedo product 
  • David Roy (SDSU) - Big data is not important unless it is processed correctly 
  • Alan Belward (EC JRC) - The Landsat program; a unique contribution to our understanding of the global commons 
  • Curtis Woodcock (Boston U) - The benefits of lots of observations 
  • Jim Hipple (USDA RMA) - Lessons Learned: Integrating Landsat Derived Field-Level Metrics into operational National Agricultural Data Warehouse 
  • Dave Johnson (USDA NASS) - Operational monitoring of US croplands with Landsat 8: Where do we stand? 
  • Feng Gao (USDA ARS) - VI datacubes for crop phenology mapping and rangeland monitoring
  • Martha Anderson (USDA ARS) - ET datacubes for water management and agricultural monitoring 
  • Rick Allen (U of Idaho) - Developing and enhancing Landsat-derived evapotranspiration and surface energy products: METRIC/EEFlux 
  • Leo Lymburner (Geoscience Australia) - Gaining new insight by placing the Landsat archive into the context of rainfall records and tidal models 
  • Patrick Hostert, Patrick Griffiths (Humboldt University of Berlin) - Landsat, LGAC,Sentinel-2: disentangling coupled human-environmental systems 
  • Mike Wulder (Canadian Forest Service) - Integrating past, present, and future of Landsat: Continuity of science, applications, monitoring, and reporting  
  • Warren Cohen (USFS) - A multispectral ensemble for forest disturbance detection using LandTrendr 
  • Randy Wynne (Virginia Tech) - Beyond finding change: multitemporal Landsat for forest monitoring and management 
  • Jim Vogelmann (USGS) - Monitoring vegetation change using time series data: challenges and opportunities 
  • Robert Kennedy (Oregon State U) - Landsat’s landscape narratives: What a yearly time series approach has told us about a changing land surface
  • John Schott (RIT) - Assessing the ability of current and future Landsat missions to monitor cyanobacteria blooms using modeled spectra matching 
  • Ted Scambos (U of Colorado) - Cryospheric applications of Landsat - review and outlook 


Landsat Science Team Co-Investigator presentations

  • Joanne White (Canadian Forest Service) - Demonstrating Landsat’s capacity to inform forest monitoring, reporting, and policy development 
  • Jordon Graesser (Boston U) - Using harmonized Landsat-Sentinel 2 time series to estimate seasonal dynamics in land surface phenology 
  • Justin Huntington (DRI) - Recent advancements in developing and using Landsat derived states and fluxes for land and water resource decision 
  • Ayse Kilic (UNL) - Using Google Earth Engine GEARUP to monitor reductions in residential areas following calibration of NAIP with Landsat SR 
  • Chunqiao Song (UCLA, for Yongwei Sheng) - Circa-2000 and Circa-2015 Global Lake Products developed from Landsats 
  • Nima Pahlevan (NASA) - Landsat-Sentinel constellation for regular monitoring of global water quality: current status & future needs 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

  • LST Conclusions on Future Landsat Capabilities, Assignments for Completing Final Report (David Roy, Curtis Woodcock)
  • AmericaView Update (Rick Lawrence)
  • NASA Multi-Source Land Imaging (MuSLI) Update (Jeff Masek)
  • Improving Landsat Geo-registration (Ron Morfitt) 
  • Global Analysis Ready Data Options (John Hutchinson) 
  • Global Landsat ARD Roadmap (Leo Lymburner, John Dwyer)  
  • Open Discussion:
    • Landsat Science and Application Priorities
    • Improving Landsat's Impacts
    • Reflections on LST Team, Lessons Learned