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Geo-Referenced Data to Inform Earth Observations Modeling for Agriculture: A Discussion among Collectors, Users, and Aggregators

Event Date: 
May 29, 2019
Time: 
9:30 am to 11:00 am EDT
Online: 
Online Event
Host: 
Agrilinks and USAID Bureau for Food Security

Information

Current capabilities for effective at-scale monitoring of smallholder agricultural systems are limited at best. However, increased availability of high- and medium-resolution Earth observation (EO) data and modern computational capacities mean that the promise of EO data for effective agricultural monitoring has never been greater. Yet, a critical methodological challenge remains: the limited access to and/or availability of reliable, representative ground-referenced data, which are critical for developing and assessing the accuracy of EO-based models.

The purpose of this webinar is to convene practitioners that work on different aspects of ground-referenced data, so that this essential resource can be shared and utilized more efficiently and widely in the agricultural development space. Our panel of speakers will share examples of how they have generated, utilized, curated, and shared ground-referenced data, and will invite participants to share their own experiences and resources.

Whether you are collecting, utilizing, or hosting EO data, or are interested in using the results of these analyses and models, we hope you will join us for this conversation!

Featuring

Facilitator
Kiersten
Johnson
Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Bureau for Food Security/ USAID
Facilitator
Paul
Tanger
International Agricultural Research Advisor
Bureau for Food Security/ USAID
Panel Member
Philomin
Juliana
Post-Doctoral Fellow
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
Panel Member
Jawoo
Koo
Senior Research Fellow
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Panel Member
Robert
Hijmans
Director
Geospatial and Farming Systems Consortium
Panel Member
Estefania
Puricelli
Researcher
GEOGLAM and NASA Harvest
Panel Member
Narendra
Das
Research Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Lab
Panel Member
Raghavan
Srinivasan
Professor
Texas A&M University

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