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Brian Sauer

Brian is a Supervisory Computer Scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey at the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center and is the Project Manager for the Landsat Next and Satellite Cross-Calibration Radiometer Projects.


Brian has worked at USGS EROS for nearly 25 years with his first 10 years as a contractor. Brian has been in several roles over the years, most recently as the Landsat 9 project manager, taking Landsat 9 through development, on-orbit verification, and into initial operations.  Previously, Brian was the mission manager for Landsat Operations which included activities such as managing Landsat ground and flight operations, web-enabling Landsat Data (aka, free and open Landsat data), and leading Landsat product improvements.