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NASA Harvest Heads to Germany for Living Planet Symposium

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Several members of the NASA Harvest Consortium, NASA’s agriculture and food security program, will be traveling to Bonn, Germany to present research at the European Space Agency’s 2022 Living Planet Symposium. 

 

Hosted by ESA, the Symposium provides a platform for thousands of scientists from around the world to share their research using Earth observation data to increase understanding of the planet. Earth observation data has revolutionized scientific research, allowing scientists to perform analyses at global scales, in inaccessible locations, and over multi-decade time periods. As climate change increasingly impacts environments, nations, and people around the world, Earth observation data is helping scientists and policymakers forecast, react, and adjust to the changes. In addition, while Earth observation data was traditionally provided by governments, it has increasingly been collected by private companies which also are developing new methods of cloud-based analysis - providing increased opportunities for public private partnerships. Attendees at Living Planet Symposium are able to explore recent advances in Earth observation platforms, analysis methodologies, and research applications.

 

Harvest utilizes Earth observation data to monitor global agricultural growing conditions, create yield estimates, provide commodity market transparency, and help policymakers respond to humanitarian disasters. Harvest will be well-represented at the Symposium, with consortium members: co-convening 5 sessions; giving 16 oral presentations; and serving as co-authors on dozens of submitted papers. Our team looks forward to presenting our work, learning from our colleagues, and fostering additional collaborations!
 

Photos from previous Living Planet Symposiums. Provided by ESA Living Planet Symposium.
                   Photos from previous Living Planet Symposiums. Provided by ESA Living Planet Symposium.

 

Presenter Schedule


 

Monday, May 23

 

A3.04 Agriculture - Methods and Algorithms, Science, Applications and Policy - Regional to global monitoring (1:30 CEST). Convened by Inbal Becker-Reshef, Belen Franch, and Sven Gilliams.

 

13:30 CEST. (Hannah Kerner, Oral Presentation). Earth Observations and Machine Learning for Planted Area Estimation in Inaccessible Regions for Remote Food Security Assessments.

 

14:00 CEST. (David Johnson, Oral Presentation). Mapping crop types globally using Landsat and Sentinel-2 imagery with transfer learning from the US Cropland Data Layer.

 

(Josef Wagner, Poster Presentation). Wheat yield and phenological response under occurrence of extreme weather or climate events during growing season.


Space for climate and disaster risk finance – a partnership between ESA and The World Bank on financial resilience (15:15 CEST). Co-convened by Benjamin Koetz and featuring Rogerio Bonifacio as a speaker.

 

 

Tuesday, May 24

 

C1.09 Representation learning in remote sensing: from unsupervised, to self-and meta-learning (8:30 AM CEST).

 

8:30 CEST. (Gabriel Tseng, Oral Presentation). Task-Informed Meta-Learning for global crop type mapping. 

 

B4.01.1 Heritage Missions and Long Time Data Series - 1 (10:40 CEST).

 

11:25 CEST. (Eric Vermote, Oral Presentation). Toward a Consistent Land Long Term Climate Data Records from Polar Orbiting Earth Observation Satellites.

 

B1.03 Present and future of Validation for Optical Imaging Sensor Products (10:40 AM CEST).

 

10:55 CEST. (Sergii Skakun, Oral Presentation). CMIX: Cloud Mask Intercomparison eXercise.

 

A3.04 Agriculture - Methods and Algorithms, Science, Applications and Policy - Yield estimation and forecasting (1:30 PM CEST). Co-convened by Belén Franch.

 

13:30 CEST.  (Yuval Sadeh, Oral Presentation). Wheat Yield Estimation: From Pixel to Regional-Level.

 

 

Wednesday, May 25

 

A3.10 Novel in-situ collection for agricultural and forest structure applications - Part 2 (10:40 AM CEST).

 

11:40 CEST. (Catherine Nakalembe, Oral Presentation). Helmets Labeling Crops- An innovative citizen-science enabled approach filling training data gaps leveraging AI to accelerate ML4EO Applications.

 

D2.10 GEOGLAM the First Decade: Progress in Operational Agricultural Monitoring (1:30 PM CEST). Co-convened by Chris Justice.

 

13:30 CEST. (Ian Jarvis, Oral Presentation). GEOGLAM the First Decade: Progress in Operational Agricultural Monitoring and The Challenges Ahead.

 

13:45 CEST. (Christina Justice, Oral Presentation). The G20 GEOGLAM Crop Monitor: Ten year retrospective and look to the future.

 

14:00 CEST. (Alyssa Whitcraft, Oral Presentation). Essential Agricultural Variables for GEOGLAM: Supporting Policy with Robust Agricultural State, Change, and Forecast.

 

D2.10 GEOGLAM the First Decade: Progress in Operational Agricultural Monitoring (3:40 PM CEST). Co-convened by Chris Justice.

 

15:40 CEST. (Inbal Becker-Reshef, Oral Presentation). NASA Harvest: Earth Observations for Informed Agricultural Decisions

 

16:10 CEST. (Estefania Puricelli, Oral Presentation). Agricultural Monitoring in the Americas. 

 

16:25 CEST. (Rogerio Bonifacio, Oral Presentation). Blending Satellite and Meteorological Station data for National Early Warning Systems.

 

16:55 CEST. (Belén Franch, Oral Presentation). Forecasting Wheat Yield Over the Major Wheat Exporting Countries.

 

(Mike Humber, Poster Presentation). NASA Harvest Portal: A Data Platform for Agricultural Supply Chains Analysis.

 

 

Thursday, May 26

 

C1.04 AI4EO applications for Land and Water - Part 1 (8:30 AM CEST).

 

9:00 CEST. (Sergii Skakun, Oral Presentation). From benchmarks to mapping: leveraging the use of labeled datasets for urban area change mapping and estimation.

 

Collaborative Storytelling with EO Dashboard (14:00 CEST).

 

 

Friday, May 27

 

C1.03 Training data for AI in EO (10:40 AM CEST).

 

11:25 CEST. Ivan Zvonkov and Gabriel Tseng, Oral Presentation). CropHarvest: a global satellite dataset for crop type classification.

 


 

News Date
May 23, 2022