The 2019 Pecora Award recipients include former Landsat Science Team leader Thomas R. Loveland and the Terra Science and Flight Operations Team.
Aaron Gerace and Matthew Montanaro earned the 2019 USGIF Academic Achievement Award for their work on the Landsat 8 TIRS stray-light issue.
Dr. Gao has been awarded in recognition of his original research in the application of remote sensing for crop and vegetation monitoring.
Barb Ryan was recognized with the individual Pecora award for her outstanding contributions as a scientist and visionary leader for advancing the global use of remote sensing through championing data democratization.
The resounding takeaway from a recent paper authored by Landsat Science Team members: Keep Landsat data free and open.
Thomas managed the development of early Landsat image processing software systems and became the resident expert on the Computer Compatible Tapes that were used to store early Landsat imagery.
C.J. Loria will oversee Landsat satellite and Earth imaging operations.
Poetry and the arts can humanize science.
Agencies like NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that commit multiple millions of dollars to put Landsat satellites into space need to know that the spacecraft, the sensors onboard, the ground system operating the satellite, and the launch vehicle are all designed and built the right way.
Summer 2018 Landsat Science Team presentations have been made available by USGS.