Browsing: Science

Plantation mapping paper published in Remote Sensing

March 15th, 2016
AGS scientists Lindsay Ledoux, Dr. Nathan Torbick, and Dr. William Salas have had their paper “Regional Mapping of Plantation Extent Using Multisensor Imagery” published in Remote Sensing.  The multisensor approach they used to map plantations performed well in two different areas – Tanintharyi, Myanmar,

Dr. Nathan Torbick participates in international NASA Land-Cover/Land-Use Change meeting

February 1st, 2016
For one week last month, Applied GeoSolution’s own Dr. Torbick attended an international meeting in Myanmar put on by NASA’s Land-Cover/Land-Use Change (LCLUC) program along with other academics, governmental employees, NGO workers, stakeholders, and remote sensing experts from the private sector.  With a quarter

AGS scientists publish working paper with CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security

February 1st, 2016
Applied GeoSolutions specializes in estimating greenhouse gas emissions and estimating land management practices via remote sensing. AGS research scientists recently tied these two specialties together by estimating landscape-level GHG emissions at a set of sites in the Indo-Gengetic Plain. The work was carried out

AGS’s rice crop modeling featured in NASA Spinoff

January 12th, 2016
Applied GeoSolutions’s work creating the Rice Decision Support System has been profiled in the 2016 issue of the NASA publication Spinoff.  The aim of the Rice DSS is to predict rice yields early in the growing season using satellite data.  This NASA funded project

AGS scientist co-authors new approach to accounting for US forest carbon

December 2nd, 2015
Dr. Stephen Hagen (AGS) is co-author of a new report released by the USDA Forest Service entitled “The US Forest Carbon Accounting Framework: Stocks and Stock Change, 1990-2016.” The report describes the Forest Carbon Accounting Framework (FCAF), an updated and improved approach to accounting

C-AGG and AGS: A natural fit

December 1st, 2015
For a couple of days earlier this month (November 9 and 10), the Coalition on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (C-AGG) met in DC. C-AGG is an impressive group — it brings together multiple stakeholders to engage in an objective, fact-based discussion around voluntary incentives to

SAR Training at Conservation International

November 19th, 2015
Applied Geosolutions has partnered with the Ecosystem Analysis and Geomatics (EAG) team within Conservation International’s (CI’s) Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science and Oceans to develop the EAG team’s capability to map natural capital (in both forest and non-forest habitats) using open source

New publication announcement

September 16th, 2015
Dr. Nathan Torbick and Megan Corbiere have a new article published, titled “A Multiscale Mapping Assessment of Lake Champlain Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms”, in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH). We used images from Landsat, Rapid Eye, and PROBA-CHRIS along

Open Source Software for Bulk LiDAR Data Processing Released

July 7th, 2015
Developed for Forest Carbon Monitoring to Support Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) in Kalimantan, Indonesia; Now Available for Public Use. For this project, Applied GeoSolutions and the University of New Hampshire have developed an Open Source Software package to process large

New NASA LCLUC project selected

April 27th, 2015
The overall goal of this project is to develop integrated algorithms and operationalize multisource SAR and optical products for maps of rice extent, calendar, and crop growth stage to support food security and land use decision making in South Asia. Rice agriculture faces major