Source: USGS Landsat
In association with the Pecora conference, the William T. Pecora Award is presented annually to individuals or groups that have made outstanding contributions toward understanding the Earth by means of remote sensing. The Department of the Interior (DOI) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) jointly sponsor the award. Nominations are due June 1, 2017.
June 1, 2017 – William T Pecora Award Nominations due
June 1, 2017 – Abstracts and workshop proposals due
July 14, 2017 – Notice of acceptance
September 15, 2017 – Speaker registration
October 13, 2017 – Paper deadline (for inclusion in proceedings)
November 14–16, 2017 Conference held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Established by the USGS and NASA in the 1970’s, the Pecora meetings serve as a forum to foster the exchange of scientific information and results derived from applications of Earth observing data to a broad range of land-based resources, and also discuss ideas, policies, and strategies concerning land remote sensing.
Visit the Pecora 20 website for more information. You may also submit your Pecora Award Nomination here.
Safeguarding freshwater resources is crucial, and while scientists use a variety of ground-based techniques to gauge water quality, the Landsat program has provided water quality data from orbit for decades.