|USDA-ARS Pacific West Area Remote Sensing Workshop|
The PWA Remote Sensing Workshop was held on 29-30 April 2009 in Albany, California. The workshop was designed to interest PWA scientists using, planning to use, or thinking about using remote sensing (RS). The objectives of this workshop were
1) information sharing, including both applications and state of the science; and
2) planning for future remote sensing research in PWA.
The objectives were addressed through a unique workshop format that included Q&A sessions, facilitated discussions, a poster session, invited speakers and breakout sessions.
A full workshop report can be downloaded here.
29 April Wednesday
Opportunities for interaction were offered as follows:
MODIS and ASTER Q&A- Facilitators French and Hook
Ground-based remote sensing Q&A- Facilitators Clarke, Marks, Seyfried and Holifield Collins
Facilitated discussion on 2 topics (held in parallel):
Cropland research - Facilitators Johnson, Hunsaker and Walthall
Wildland research - Facilitators Bubenheim, Carruthers and Moran
Poster Session: The poster session focused on critical research related to remote sensing.
30 April Thursday
Andrew Hammond, PWA
Glenn Bethel, USDA FAS
NASA and ARS scientists presented examples of NASA/ARS collaborations
Charlie Walthall, USDA ARS
Simon Hook, NASA JPL
Chris Potter, NASA
Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Modeling of Western Rangeland Production and Water Dynamics
Lee Johnson, NASA Ames
Marc Kramer, NASA Ames
Spatially explicit plant and insect modeling for decision support
Andy French, USDA ARS
Mark Weltz, USDA ARS
Mark Seyfried, USDA ARS
Susan Moran, USDA ARS
Danny Marks, USDA ARS
Breakout sessions: Breakouts will be organized to develop a strategy for remote sensing research in PWA based on our critical research needs. Breakout discussion questions:
•• How can we best facilitate remote sensing in each unit?
•• How can we maximize inter-unit research collaborations and technology transfer?
•• What are some ideas for proposals to NASA Applied Sciences Program and other funding sources?
•• What are new RS initiatives to send to ONP to have on hand in case opportunities for new funding arise?
Plenary session: Breakout summaries. Assign writing tasks for workshop minutes and define action items.
Chandra Holifield Collins
M. Susan Moran