03-18-2019 | Land Remote Sensing Seminar

USGS National Land Imaging Program: Direction and Data Sets


Tom Cecere
National Land Imaging Program
US Geological Survey

Time and Place

Monday, March 18, 2019 at 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Center for Space Research
West Pickle Research Building
3925 W Braker Lane, Austin TX 78759
WPR 2.806

The surface of the Earth is changing rapidly, at local, regional, national, even global scales, with significant repercussions for people, the economy, and the environment. Remote sensing satellites and aircraft monitor the Earth providing information that is broad, precise, impartial, and easily available. In addition to operating the Landsat satellites, USGS provides the Nation’s portal to the largest archive of remotely sensed land data in the world, supplying continuous access to current and historical land images worldwide. These images serve many purposes from assessing the impact of natural disasters to monitoring global agricultural production, from monitoring the impact of climate and other global changes to supporting national defense. (About National Land Imaging). Tom will discuss where the USGS National Land Imaging Program is heading and will introduce data sets that are potentially useful for research and analysis.


Tom Cecere is the Outreach Team Lead within the National Land Imaging Program at the US Geological Survey Headquarters in Reston, VA. He is charged with communicating the types of products and services that are available to users within USGS, the Department of the Interior, and remote sensing users throughout the US and in some cases around the globe. Some early career highlights have included typhoon forecasting for the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean region and producing the first versions of the Inland Electronic Navigation Charts for the Pittsburgh District of the US Army Corps of Engineers. Tom has been part of the USGS National Land Imaging team for almost 15 years.

For further information please contact Teresa Howard at howard@csr.utexas.edu