"People, Land, and Ecosystems: Leveraging NEON for Socio-Environmental Synthesis"
This workshop will focus on how National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Airborne Observation Platform (AOP) data could be used in socio-environmental (S-E) synthesis and convergent research. The workshop will seek to address several systemic problems that currently limit convergent research that uses the highest remote sensing technology to study problems at the interface of ecology, land change science, and social science. These problems include:
- With the increased availability of hyperspectral remote sensing, there needs to be a rapid growth in the number of people who understand data capabilities and workflows.
- The capabilities of hyperspectral and LiDAR remote sensing must be explored in the context of socio-environmental synthesis that seeks to bring highly quantitative and advanced earth observations to a variety of research disciplines across the natural/biophysical and social sciences.
- Methods for scaling from NEON AOP footprints to regional and national scales will be necessary to draw general conclusions from AOP data with limited extent.
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