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Welcome to the Summer Meeting for the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)! The 2017 theme is Strengthening Ties Between Observations and User Communities. The theme is based on one of the goals in the 2015 - 2020 ESIP Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for ESIP’s activities over the next three years.
  • Check out the full 2017 Summer Meeting Guide here -> http://bit.ly/ESIP_Sum_Guide_2017
  • Find a map if the Indiana Memorial Union HERE.
  • There will be lots going on in Slack during the meeting, find your invite HERE. #summer_mtg

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Wednesday, July 26 • 9:20am - 9:40am
Raskin Scholar

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Bridging the Gap between NASA Earth Observations and Decision Makers

The NASA DEVELOP National Program bridges the gap between NASA Earth Science and communities worldwide by building capacity in both participants and partner organizations who collaborate on projects. These rapid feasibility projects highlight the capabilities of satellite and aerial Earth observations to address challenges in agriculture, weather, climate, health and air quality, disasters, energy, ecological forecasting, oceans, and water resources. Immersing decision and policy makers in these feasibility projects increases awareness of the capabilities of Earth observations and contributes to the tools and resources available to support enhanced decision making. This presentation will highlight two DEVELOP projects from the University of Georgia node that illustrate how DEVELOP builds capacity within user communities by increasing their understanding and use of NASA Earth observations.

The Atlanta Water Resources project introduced Landsat 8 OLI and Terra ASTER data to The Nature Conservancy to provide a spatial analysis for their proposed reforestation efforts aimed at reducing harmful stormwater runoff and modeling multiple land allocation scenarios. The results informed green infrastructure development planning for a sustainable and resilient urban environment in Atlanta. The Georgia Energy project incorporated Landsat 8 OLI and Terra CERES data to analyze land cover trends, cloud cover, solar radiation, and solar insolation. This study used Earth observations to create a solar site suitability and conflict identification model for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, The Nature Conservancy, Georgia Power Company, and other solar farm developers. These projects improved dialog between Earth science practitioners and end-users to produce decision-support tools focused on green infrastructure and renewable energy development.


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Caren Remillard

Caren Remillard was born in Atlanta, Georgia and received a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Emory University in 2011 and a Master’s degree in Geography from the University of Georgia in 2014. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad at the University of Sydney in Austra... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 9:20am - 9:40am
7 - Whittenberger Auditorium 900 E 7th St, Bloomington, IN 47405

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