Workshops & Team Meetings
Workshops & Meetings
In September, the science team participated in an ethical participation training workshop to prepare for in-field data collection. Some of the topics covered are as follows:
Science Team Meeting covering:
Data processing and products discussion [Phil Brodrick]
Data management and working with the ORNL DAAC [Michele Thornton]
Applications update [Cherie Forbes]
Flight planning discussion [Adam Wilson, Erin Hestir, Jasper Slingsby, Anabelle Cardoso]
Project updates and action items
This workshop discussed the specific needs of practitioners (data users and decision-makers) to enhance the real-world application of data products and scientific results from BioSCape.
This event combined input and community members from Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems (CC&E) programs and their Applied Sciences counterpart program, Ecological Conservation, which takes research capability built from CC&E and develops it into decision making capability for conservation agents and land managers. Tuesday included a half day of sessions related to the BioSCape project.
This workshop overviewed challenges and outlined pivotal steps in preventing parachute science with a focus on projects related to remote sensing of the environment and biodiversity.
This introductory workshop covered developments within the initial phases of BioSCape. It included presentations by the project PIs, NASA, NSF, the University of Cape Town, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON), South Africa National Parks, and CapeNature provincial Parks.