Mar 23 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Opening & Keynotes
Track Name: Monday 1:00 - 2:00
Session Date: Mar 23 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1:00 PM - 1:10 PM
Lisa Murray, Group Director, will welcome the crowd to the second edition of Geo Week and the 20th edition of the International Lidar Mapping Forum.
Combining Remote Sensing & Analytics Technologies: Emerging Environmental Applications
1:10 PM - 1:35 PM
The past decade has seen an explosion in the availability of remotely sensed data, due in part to technological advances that have reduced the size and increased the number of Earth observation satellites. Parallel advances in machine learning and cloud computing have also enabled more correlations between insights from these datasets. In this session, we'll hear from Tara O'Shea, Director of Forest Programs at Planet, about what this means for emerging environmental and climate applications. In particular, Tara will highlight applications that combine Planet's unique global dataset with LiDAR data to create breakthrough capabilities in monitoring forest carbon stocks and emissions, mapping wildfire risk, and more.
Bringing Light (Detection and Ranging) into Shadow: The Role of Lidar in Exploring the Moon
1:35 PM - 2:00 PM
With the Artemis program, NASA will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024, and through collaboration with commercial and international partnerships will have sustainable lunar exploration by 2028 in preparation for future Mars missions. The target is the Moon’s South Pole, an area of strategic importance that presents significant benefits and challenges, both related to persistent sun-light and shadows. In this presentation, Dr. Michael Zanetti, a lunar and planetary geologist will provide an introduction to the Artemis program, why the we are going the lunar South Pole, and the role for LiDAR in reconnaissance, landing hazard avoidance, and terrain navigation and mapping in aiding exploration of the Moon and Mars.