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Christopher Justice

Chief Scientist for NASA Harvest,  University of Maryland - Department of Geographical Sciences

How I work with Harvest

Dr. Chris Justice is the Scientific Lead for NASA Harvest. He has contributed to the strategic vision of Harvest since its inception and continues in his role as GEOGLAM Co-chair through support from Harvest. His areas of research interest related to Harvest include: 

•    Satellite-based Agricultural Monitoring 
•    Land Use and Land Cover Change
•    EO-Based Decision Support Systems
•    Terrestrial Observing Systems/Remote Sensing


Chris Justice received his Ph.D. from the University of Reading, United Kingdom, in 1978. In 2001 he became a Professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland. Between 2010 and 2021 he served as the Department Chair. He was appointed as a University of Maryland Distinguished University Professor in 2021. He is the Project Scientist for NASA's Land Cover Land Use Change (LCLUC) Program and the Land Discipline Lead for NASA MODIS and SNPP-VIIRS instruments. He is Chair of the international GOFC/GOLD Program and Co-Chair of the International GEO Agricultural Monitoring (GEOGLAM) initiative.  

Chris Justice