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Save the date: March 22-24, 2022


The Applied Earth Observations Innovation Partnership (AEOIP) is pleased to announce its Spring virtual workshop on Integrating Remote Sensing Data for Land Management Decision-Making. The workshop aims to enable participants to build connections across the research-to-applications spectrum with subject matter experts from a variety of federal agencies and other affiliations, and to continue to promote interagency collaboration within the Earth Observations (EO) applications field. You can expect interactive panels and guided discussion sessions that will address how to improve research-to-operations pathways and highlight new tools and techniques to promote NASA EO data uptake toward fostering successful connections between data providers and data users.  More details and registration information coming soon!

AEOIP Webinar Series

The Applied Earth Observations Innovation Partnership will host a series of monthly webinars during in Fall/Winter 2021-2022 to highlight available Earth Observation missions and data, demonstrate the utility of Earth Observation data to address land management needs, and share successful applications of Earth observations into operational land management decision-making. These webinars will set the stage for a meeting face-to-face in early 2022.

Webinar Series Details and Links


November 9-10, 2020: Virtual Ideas Forum


The Ideas Forum was a follow-on virtual meeting to the USFS-NASA Pitch Fest in June 2020. The goal of the Pitch Fest was to identify opportunities to advance the use of satellite remote sensing data to support land management decision support needs at the US Forest Service and other land management agencies. After the Pitch Fest, we had an extensive three-stage review process to help us downselect to 14 highly ranked ideas.  The Ideas Forum aimed to provide help and guidance to the selected teams in establishing useful linkages with the right Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to begin moving their concepts closer to implementation. Our aim is to create a collaborative space where new relationships can emerge and where together we can develop innovative options for effective use of EO data.


June 2-3, 2020 – Virtual Pitch Fest

The USFS-NASA Pitch Fest provided a platform to share ideas on how to close the gaps in the integration of NASA products and tools to support priority land management action areas.  The event featuring 52 ideas “pitched” by the land and forest management community as well as remote sensing researchers.  Representatives from NASA and the USFS highlighted key opportunity areas for increased NASA-Forest Service coordination and collaboration to support sustainable natural resource management. Participants shared ideas on working together to pilot NASA technology on priority land management scenarios.  We received a total of 344 registrations to the event and a total of 319 participants over the two days.

Agenda Book of AbstractsPitch RecordingsPitch PresentationsParticipant List

April 30 – May 2, 2019: 2019 USFS – NASA Joint Applications Workshop: Satellite Data to Support Natural Resource Management
The Geospatial Technology and Applications Center (GTAC), Salt Lake City, Utah

The three-day USFS-NASA Joint Applications Workshop enabled the identification of USFS land management goals and information needs; current applications of EO data; technical and systemic challenges affecting broader adoption of operational EO data applications, and key opportunity areas for USFS and NASA collaboration.  In total, the workshop brought together 107 participants (82 in person and 25 via remote access) including representatives from the USFS National Forest System, USFS Research and Development, USFS GTAC, multiple NASA missions and projects, several NASA data centers, as well as representatives from academia and other U.S. government agencies.

AgendaBackground & Objectives ● Workshop Recording ●  PresentationsParticipant List

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