The 22nd William T. Pecora Memorial Remote Sensing Symposium (Pecora 22) will convene in Denver, Colorado, USA from October 23 – 28, 2022, and will focus on all aspects of Earth observation, spanning scientific discoveries to operational applications, and from sensors to decisions.
Continuous monitoring of the Earth involves the integration and analysis of both historical and contemporary remotely sensed imagery. It occurs across spatial and temporal scales, measurement objectives, and embraces a broad range of remote sensing and analytical methodologies.
The Pecora 22 conference will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of the first Landsat satellite and the accomplishments that followed. The conference theme, Opening the Aperture to Innovation: Expanding Our Collective Understanding of a Changing Earth, embraces both the innovations and discoveries that resulted from 50 years of Landsat Earth observations, and also current and future innovations in science and technology that are contributing to our ability to improve our understanding and better manage the Earth’s environment.
I use Landsat data alongside other satellite and field data to map where and when crops like wheat are growing, to analyze different management practices including when crops are planted and harvested, to assess crop health and to forecast end of season yields.