IN003:
Applications of Geospatial Data and Remote Sensing for Food Security





Session ID#: 25450

Session Description:
Global food security represents a major societal challenge for the coming decades. Growing human population, increased demand for water and energy, and a changing climate have contributed to expanded concerns centered on food supply, production, resiliency, and price volatility. Food security involves natural science, as well as social, economic, and political dimensions. Earth observations and Earth science data, models, and knowledge are essential to support the resilience of food systems, in areas such as estimation of crop intensities, agricultural productivity assessment, water planning, and crop yield modeling.

This session explores how geospatial data about the food system and Earth observation can be combined to transform food security. We invite submissions on: (i) the use of Earth observations for enhanced food security practices; (ii) effective approaches to enable sustained applications of Earth observations for food security; and (iii) impact assessment to quantify the benefits of Earth observations for food security.

Primary Convener:  Margaret Hurwitz, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States
Conveners:  Danielle Wood1, Christa D Peters-Lidard1 and Bradley Doorn2, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States(2)NASA Headquarters, Earth Science Directorate, Washington, DC, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Aaron Walter Darwin Davitt, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, United States, Jonathan Winter, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States, Kyle C McDonald, CUNY City College of New York, Earth and Atmospheric Science, New York, NY, United States, Vanessa M Escobar, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Nick Steiner, The City College of New York, Earth and Atmospheric Science, New York, United States
Ramesh K Singh1, Michael E Budde2, Gabriel B Senay2 and James Rowland3, (1)ASRC Federal Holding Company, Beltsville, MD, United States, (2)Earth Resources Observation Systems Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD, United States, (3)U.S. Geological Survey, Sioux Falls, SD, United States
Tiziana Smith, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cambridge, MA, United States and Dennis McLaughlin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States
Amy McNally1, Laura Harrison2, Shraddhanand Shukla3, Narcisa GABRIELA Pricope4 and Christa D Peters-Lidard1, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)University of California Santa Barbara, Geography, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (3)UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (4)University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, United States
Christa D Peters-Lidard1, Kristi R Arsenault2, Shraddhanand Shukla3, Augusto Getirana4, Amy McNally5, Randal D Koster6, Benjamin F Zaitchik7, Hamada S Badr8, Jeanne M Roningen9, Sujay Kumar2 and Chris C Funk10, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (4)Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, (5)Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, COLLEGE PARK, MD, United States, (6)NASA Goddard SFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (7)Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States, (8)Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore, MD, United States, (9)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (10)U.S. Geological Survey EROS Center / FEWS NET, Sioux Falls, United States
Ashutosh S Limaye1, Walter Lee Ellenburg II2, Kevin Coffee3, William Ashmall4, Kris Stanton4, Jason Burks5 and Daniel Irwin6, (1)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (2)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (3)US Agency for International Development, Washington D.C., United States, (4)USRA, Huntsville, AL, United States, (5)NOAA Affiliate, Huntsville, AL, United States, (6)NASA Marshall Space Flght Ctr, Huntsville, AL, United States
Sylvain Coutu, Marco Ragaz, David Mäder, Paul Hammer, Marcel Andriesse, Urs Güttinger and Hans Feyen, Swiss Re, Zurich, Switzerland
Christopher Hain1, Martha C. Anderson2, Jason Otkin3, Thomas R Holmes4 and Feng Gao2, (1)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (2)USDA-Agricultural Research Service Beltsville, Hydrology and Remote Sensing, Beltsville, MD, United States, (3)Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, Madison, WI, United States, (4)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Amal Aldababseh1, Marouane Temimi1, Praveen Maghelal1, Oliver Branch2 and Volker Wulfmeyer2, (1)Masdar Institute of Science and Technology at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, (2)University of Hohenheim, Institute of Physics and Meteorology, Stuttgart, Germany
Mingzhu He1, John S Kimball2, Marco P Maneta1, Bruce D. Maxwell3 and Alvaro Moreno4, (1)University of Montana, Missoula, MT, United States, (2)The University of Montana, Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group, W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation, Missoula, MT, United States, (3)Montana State University, Department of Land Resources & Environmental Science, Bozeman, MT, United States, (4)Huntsville, AL, United States
Sarah Shivers, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States and Dar A Roberts, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Kunwar K. Singh, North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States and Joshua Gray, North Carolina State University, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, Raleigh, NC, United States
Frank Davenport IV, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, Laura Harrison, University of California Santa Barbara, Geography, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, Shraddhanand Shukla, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, Gregory J Husak, USGS, Santa Barbara, CA, United States and Chris C Funk, U.S. Geological Survey EROS Center / FEWS NET, Sioux Falls, United States
Chris C Funk1, James Verdin2, Wassila Mamadu Thiaw3, Andrew Hoell4, Driba Korecha5, Amy McNally6, Shraddhanand Shukla7, Kristi R Arsenault8, Tamuka Magadzire9, Nicholas Novella10, Christa D Peters-Lidard11, Catherine Pomposi12, Miliaritiana Robjohn10, Gideon Galu13, James Rowland14, Michael E Budde15, Martin Francis Landsfeld16, Laura Harrison1, Frank Davenport12, Gregory J Husak17 and Endalkachew Endalkachew10, (1)University of California Santa Barbara, Geography, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (2)US Agency for International Development, Falls Church, VA, United States, (3)Climate Prediction Center, McLean, VA, United States, (4)NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)National Meteorology Agency Ethiopia, Addis ababa, Ethiopia, (6)Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, COLLEGE PARK, MD, United States, (7)UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (8)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (9)FEWS NET, Gaborone, Botswana, (10)Climate Prediction Center College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (11)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (12)University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (13)FEWS NET, Nairobi, Kenya, (14)U.S. Geological Survey, Sioux Falls, SD, United States, (15)Earth Resources Observation Systems Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD, United States, (16)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (17)USGS, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Santiago Beguería, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Estación Experimental de Aula Dei, Zaragoza, Spain
Xiaocui Wu, Xiangming Xiao, Yao Zhang, Yuanwei Qin and Russell Doughty, University of Oklahoma, Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, Norman, OK, United States
Michael E Budde1, James Rowland2, Michelle Anthony3, Stephen Palka4, Joshua Martinez5 and Reza Hussain3, (1)USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Sioux Falls, SD, United States, (2)U.S. Geological Survey, Sioux Falls, SD, United States, (3)Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Sioux Falls, SD, United States, (4)Innovate! Incorporated, Sioux Falls, SD, United States, (5)United Support Services, Sioux Falls, SD, United States
Yuyang Chen1, Ying Sun2, Liangzhi You3 and Yanyan Liu3, (1)Cornell University, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ithaca, NY, United States, (2)Cornell University, School of Integrative Plant Science, Soil and Crop Sciences Section, Ithaca, NY, United States, (3)International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, United States
Alexandre Martinez, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States