B079:
U.S. Government Earth Observation Requirements and Capabilities


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Session ID#: 25244

Session Description:
We make observations of the Earth’s surface in many ways, including in situ field surveys, streamgages, ocean buoys, and numerous ground-based systems, airborne and satellite remote sensing platforms. The U.S. Government invests over $3 billion annually in Earth observing (EO) systems, and some estimates suggest a return on this investment of more than $30 billion per year. The USGS is partnering with NOAA and OSTP and other Federal agencies to document current usage and benefits, and future user needs for EO data and products for U.S. Federal agencies, promoting a requirements-driven, prioritized investment decision process for EO systems, products, and services. This session will provide an overview of the current landscape of U.S. Federal civil EO usage, and user needs for future EO systems, including user requirements information for the Sustainable Land Imaging program between the USGS and NASA. The session will also discuss the future of commercial remote sensing.
Primary Convener:  Zhuoting Wu, USGS Headquarters, Reston, VA, United States
Conveners:  Gregory Lee Stensaas, USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD, United States and Greg Snyder, USGS Headquarters, Reston, VA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • EP - Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • IN - Earth and Space Science Informatics
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Zhuoting Wu1, Greg Snyder1 and Carolyn Vadnais2, (1)USGS Headquarters, Reston, VA, United States, (2)Integrity Applications Incorporated, Chantilly, VA, United States
Gregory Lee Stensaas1, Kimberly Casey2, Gregory I Snyder2 and Jon Christopherson3, (1)USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD, United States, (2)USGS Headquarters, Land Remote Sensing Program, Reston, VA, United States, (3)USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center Sioux Falls, Contractor, Sioux Falls, SD, United States
Yusuke Kuwayama and Alexandra Thompson, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC, United States
Christopher J Crawford, USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD, United States, Jeffrey G Masek, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, David P Roy, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, United States, Curtis E Woodcock, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States and Mike A Wulder, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Rick L Lawrence, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, United States and Nancy H F French, Michigan Tech Research Institute, Michigan Technological University, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Jason Gallo, Science and Technology Policy Institute, Washington, DC, United States and Emily Sylak-Glassman, IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute, Washington, DC, United States
Martin Yapur1, Mark LaJoie2, Thanh Vo2, Alyssa Templeton2 and David Bludis2, (1)NOAA Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States, (2)Riverside Technology Inc., Fort Collins, CO, United States

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