The NASA Harvest Consortium: Earth Data in support of Informed Agricultural Decisions, A Contribution to GEOGLAM
The European Space Agency’s 2019 Living Planet Symposium, which is held every three years, took place from May 13-17, 2019 in Milan, Italy. The symposium focuses on how Earth Observation contributes to science and society, and how disruptive technologies and actors are changing the traditional Earth Observation landscape, which is also creating new opportunities for public and private sector interactions.
With the joint efforts of Christopher Justice (Harvest Chief Scientist) and Alyssa Whitcraft (Harvest Associate Director), Inbal Becker-Reshef (Harvest Director) gave an oral presentation titled The NASA Harvest Consortium: Earth Data in support of Informed Agricultural Decisions, A Contribution to GEOGLAM. The talk focused on how the diverse Harvest consortium of over 40 partners from government, private sector, academia, UN and non-profit organizations across the agricultural sector builds on the strong international GEOGLAM Community of Practice and associated initiatives. GEOGLAM provides coordination across national and international programs to enhance the use and uptake of Earth Observations for agricultural application and for articulating future observation requirements for agricultural monitoring. It is implemented through a broad set of well-coordinated international initiatives and programs - one of the central programs to the GEOGLAM initiative is NASA Harvest, under which activities including the GEOGLAM Crop Monitor are organized.
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