Workshops & Team Meetings

Workshops & Meetings

BioSCape Ethical Participation Workshop | September 15, 2023 

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:

View the slides here. 

View the BioSCape Code of Conduct here

BioSCape Field Spectroscopy Course | October 11-12, 2023 

Workshop held at the University of Cape Town. The video only includes the introductory lectures.  The slides are also available:

This workshop was supported by UNESCO.

Science Team Meeting covering:

View the slides here.

A sketch of a light bulb is to the left of a clipboard with scribbles and shapes

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. 

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NASA hosted a Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Joint Science Workshop on May 8-12, 2023 at The Hotel, 7777 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, Maryland 20740

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.

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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.

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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.