At this December’s Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, GEOGLAM is convening its 4th session on agricultural monitoring. The session is titled, "Advances in Earth Observation for Food Security & Early Warning: GEOGLAM and Other Activities."
The meeting is to be held 12-16 December 2016 in San Francisco, CA. Prior years' sessions have been successful and well-attended, and we look forward to using this event to showcase the advances in the state of the art of agricultural monitoring, as well as to expand participation in GEOGLAM.
Abstracts can be submitted till 3 August 2016. For more information, you can visit http://bit.ly/AGU_GEOGLAM
Advances in Earth Observation for Food Security & Early Warning: GEOGLAM and Other Activities
Earth observations (EO) from satellite and in situ sources can be a critical input to help food insecure nations monitor the current state of food production, forecast and project production changes, and more effectively respond to emerging food scarcity. The international Group on Earth Observations Global Agricultural Monitoring (GEOGLAM) Initiative promotes the utilization of EO data for crop monitoring in main producer and food-insecure nations by:
- addressing gaps in national capacity;
- improving availability of, quality of, and access to satellite data (including SAR data in cloudy regions);
- fostering operational research and development of ‘best-practices’ for agricultural monitoring in production and smallholder contexts; and,
- producing monthly, multi-source consensus reports on crop conditions, globally.
In this context, this session invites abstracts from national and international colleagues alike regarding the development of tools and methodologies to enhance the use of EO for regional and global cropland and rangeland monitoring. This session will particularly highlight recent advances in monitoring techniques and activities with a focus on early warning in countries at risk of food insecurity.