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2013 Symposium Agenda and Presentations

Symposium Sponsored by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

May 29 & 30, 2013

Day 1: May 29, 2013 - Morning
8:30 - Symposium Opening, Goals and Agenda (Chair Betsy Middleton, NASA/GSFC) PDF FilePDF File

Current status of HyspIRI mission (Woody Turner, NASA/HQ Co-Program Scientist) PDF File


The NASA Applied Sciences Program and the US Group on Earth Observations SBAs: Earth Sciences Serving Society (Lawrence Friedl, NASA/HQ Associate Director for Applied Sciences)

9:10 Aircraft campaign – status update, sites, and flight plans (Woody Turner)PDF File
9:25 Instruments concept (IC-1): introducing VSWIR & TIR instruments on separate platforms (Rob Green & Simon Hook, NASA/JPL)PDF File
10:00 - Ecological Forecasting for Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems (Chair Susan Ustin, UC Davis)PDF File
10:00 Improving ecological forecasting with hyperspectral data: A data assimilation system for the Community Land Model (Andrew Fox, NEON)PDF File
10:20 Evapotranspiration estimation with simulated HyspIRI data over arid lands (Andrew French, USDA)PDF File
10:40 HyspIRI data products for plant functional types (Susan Ustin, UCD)
11:00 Determining leaf dry matter content using the normalized dry matter index and its possible application for estimating fuel moisture content (Raymond Hunt, USDA)PDF File
11:20 Data fusion techniques for mapping daily water use at field scales (Martha Anderson, USDA)PDF File
11:40 The Matsu System for Rapid Analysis of Large Volumes of Data (Bob Grossman, UChicago)
12:20 - 13:00 Aquatic Data Products Breakout
12:20 Angular dependence on sand density of the spectral BRDF (Bill Philpot, Cornell)

Photosynthetic condition of giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) in the Santa Barbara Channel(Thomas Bell, UC Santa Barbara)

Day 1: May 29, 2013 - Afternoon
13:00 Coastal & Inland Aquatic Data Products Topical Areas (Chair Kevin Turpie, UMBC)
13:00 Coral reef products for HyspIRI (Eric Hochberg, BIOS) PDF File
13:20 Use of HyspIRI Observations to get Phytoplankton Functional Groups (John Moisan, NASA/WFF)PDF File
13:40 Improved Absorption and Taxonomic Composition Estimates with HyspIRI (Tiffany Moisan, NASA/WFF)
14:00 Impacts of Spatial and Spectral Resolution on Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Aquatic Vegetation (Richard Zimmerman, Old Dominion University)PDF File
14:20 Using hyperspectral airborne PRISM imagery to map vulnerable coastal salt marsh and sea grass habitats (Heidi Dierssen, University of Connecticut) PDF File
14:40 Hyperspectral Imager for Coastal Ocean (HICO) (Bo-Cai Gao, Naval Research Lab)
15:20 Special Topics 1 (Chair Stephen Ungar NASA/GSFC)
15:20 HyspIRI Aircraft campaign: science goals, project overviews & data sharing (Rob Green & Simon Hook) PDF File
15:35 Initial science results of the NASA/MAGI airborne instrument at the Salton Sea, CA: implications for environmental studies using HyspIRI data (David Tratt, Aerospace Corp.) PDF File
15:50 Parallel Discussion Sessions: Charge, Goals and Anticipated Outcome (Elizabeth Middleton)
16:00 Coastal/inland aquatic products: issues, products & requirements (Kevin Turpie)
16:00 Ecological forecasting: products, requirements & issues (Susan Ustin)
16:00 Instruments concept (IC-2): discussing benefits and concerns from having VSWIR & TIR on separate platforms (Simon Hook & Rob Green)
Day 2: May 30, 2013
8:30 Environmental & Human Impacts including Disasters, Natural Hazards, Water Management and Public Health (Chair Jeff Luvall, NASA/MSFC)
8:30 Traceability matrix, HyspIRI products in support of SBA requirements (Jeff Luvall, NASA/MSFC)
8:50 Ecologic niche models for neglected tropical diseases (NTD) in data-scarce landscapes in South America based on environmental suitability and poverty-related risk factors' (John B. Malone, Louisiana State University) PDF File
9:10 Volcanic CO2 measurements from hyperspectral data (Fabrizia Buongiorno, INGV)PDF File
9:30 The feasibility of systematic inland water quality monitoring with HyspIRI (Arnold Dekker, CSIRO)PDF File
9:50 Discussion (Chair Jeff Luvall)
10:30 Automated, Rapid Processing for Low Latency Data Products (Chair Dan Mandl, NASA/GSFC)
10:30 IPM Update and Preliminary Low Latency User Requirements (Dan Mandl, NASA/GSFC)PDF File
10:45 An open GeoSocial API to meet societal needs (Pat Cappelaere, Vightel Co.)PDF File
11:00 Rapid Co-Registration with Landsat GLS (Maria Sazama, NASA/GSFC)PDF File
11:15 Geo-correction for Airborne Platforms (Vuong Ly, NASA/GSFC)PDF File
11:30 EDOS high-rate data capture and delivery of low-latency HyspIRI level-zero data (Bruce Mclemore, Honeywell)PDF File
11:45 Discussion (Chair Dan Mandl)
12:00 - 13:00 DEMO: ENVI Services Engine for Web-Accessible HSI Applications (Thomas Harris)PDF File
13:00 Special Topics (Chair Stephen Ungar)
13:00 Current and future hyperspectral instruments(Michael Abrams, NASA/JPL) PDF File
13:20 HyspIRI Spectral Library: concept, status and requirements (Simon Hook, NASA/JPL)PDF File
13:40 Role of imaging spectrometer data for model-based cross-calibration of imaging sensors (Kurt Thome,NASA/GSFC) PDF File
14:00 Spectral time series for the study of ecosystem function, using EO-1 Hyperion (Petya Campbell, UMBC)PDF File
14:20 Linking terrestrial biosphere models with imaging spectrometry measurements of ecosystem composition, structure and function (Paul Moorcroft, Harvard)
14:40 Discussion Synopsis: Ecological Forecasting for Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems (Susan Ustin)PDF File
15:15 Interactive Poster Presentations (see POSTERS below)
16:00 HyspIRI products in support of Societal Benefit Areas: Synopsis from Discussion Sessions and Open Discussions (Chairs Woody Turner & Elizabeth Middleton)
16:00 Coastal and Inland Aquatic Data Products Break-Out (Kevin Turpie)
16:10 Environmental & Human Impacts (Jeff Luvall)
16:20 Rapid Processing for Low Latency (Dan Mandl)
16:30 Instruments concept: impacts on higher level products from placing VSWIR & TIR instruments on separate platforms (Rob Green & Simon Hook)
16:40 Open Discussions
17:00 Summary and review of report outline (Elizabeth Middleton & Petya Campbell)
1. Remote Sensing Techniques for Monitoring Aquatic Vegetation (Alfonso F. Blanco, PhD, P.E.,DWRE George Mason University/US EPA) PDF File
2. A hyperspectral approach to estimating biomass and plant production in a heterogeneous restored temperate peatland (Kristin Byrd-1, Lisa Schile-2, Lisamarie Windham-Myers-3, Maggi Kelly-2, Jaclyn Hatala-2, and Dennis Baldocchi-2, 1.USGS Western Geographic Science Center, Menlo Park, CA; kbyrd@usgs.gov, 2. U.C. Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Berkeley, CA, 3. USGS National Research Program, Menlo Park, CA) PDF File
3. ENVI & IDL Services Engine, For Web-­Accessible Multi- & Hyperspectral  Applications (Thomas Harris-1 and James Goodman-2, 1. Exelis Visual Information Solutions, 2.  HySpeed Computing) PDF File
4. Remote Sensing of Fluxes: Optical Functional Types (Karl Huemmrich) PDF File
5. NEON's Higher Level Science Products from Airborne Hyperspectral Data: Processing Approach for Current Products and Procedure for Proposing New Products(Shelley Petroy, Bryan Karpowicz, Keith Krause, Steve Berukoff, Tom Kampe, NEON) PDF File
6. MAGI: A New High-Performance Airborne Thermal-Infrared Spectral Imaging Sensor for Earth Science Applications (Jeffrey L. Hall-1*, Michael S. Ramsey-2, David M. Tratt1, and the MAGI Team - 1 The Aerospace Corporation, 2 University of Pittsburgh) PDF File
7. Applications of Future NASA Decadal Missions for Observing Earth's Land & Water Processes (Jeffrey C. Luvall-1 Simon Hook-2 Molly E. Brown-3 Maria A. Tzortziou-4,3 Mark Carroll-5 Vanessa M. Escobar-5, Ali Omar-6 - 1 Marshall Space Flight Center, 2 JPL, 3 Goddard Space Flight Center, 4 Univ. of Maryland, 5 Sigma Space Corp., 6 Langley Research Center) PDF File
8. The Hyperspectral Infrared Imager (HyspIRI) Public Health & Air Quality Applications (Jeffrey C. Luvall-1 & Simon J. Hook-2 1-Marshall Space Flight Center, 2-Jet Propulsion Laboratory) PDF File
9. Combined airborne LiDAR and spectral satellite data for three-dimensional fuels mapping in sagebrush-steppe (Jessica Mitchell, Rupesh Shrestha, Lucas Spaete, and Nancy F Glenn Department of Geosciences, Boise Center Aerospace Laboratory, Idaho State University) PDF File
10. HICO-Based NIR-red Algorithms for Estimating Chlorophyll-a Concentration in Inland and Coastal Waters – the Taganrog Bay Case Study (Wesley J. Moses-1,*, Anatoly A. Gitelson-2, Sergey Berdnikov-3, Jeffrey H. Bowles-1, Karen W. Patterson-1, Vasiliy Povazhnyi-3, Vladislav Saprygin-3, and Ellen J. Wagner-1,1-Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. 2-Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (CALMIT), University of Nebraska-Lincoln 3-Southern Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Rostov-on-Don, Russia) PDF File
11. Sustainability  of  TEFF  Production in Ethiopia by Using Remote Sensing Techniques PDF File
12. Biogeochemical exchanges and carbon signatures In highly vulnerable ecosystems at the land-ocean interface (Maria Tzortziou, Patrick J Neale, J Patrick Megonigal) PDF File
13. Developing Ecological Forecasting Capacity with HyspIRI (Susan Ustin, Jonathan Greenberg, Pau Haverkamp, Erin Hestir, Shruti Khanna &  Maria Santos, University of California  Davis) PDF File