Tuesday, November 18th - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Sustained Land Imaging - A Vision for the Future
This session will discuss the importance of the Landsat Program to the Nation and the world, including a vision for sustaining land imaging. For over 40 years, Landsat imagery has played a critical role in monitoring ongoing changes to the Earth from population, industry, climate change, land use and other factors. The continued collection of moderate resolution imagery is needed to provide an effective means to intensively and systematically measure the Earth's vital conditions as food and water and energy resources become ever more scarce.

Opening Remarks:
Tom Holm - Pecora Steering Committee Chair, U.S. Geological Survey
Charles Toth - President, ISPRS Technical Commission I
ISPRS/IAG Commission Committee Chair, The Ohio State University
Dorota A. Grejner-Brzezinska - President, IAG Commission 4, The Ohio State University

Dr. Frank Kelly - Director, U.S. Geological Survey EROS

Plenary Special Guest:

Dr. Berrien Moore III
Vice President, Weather & Climate Programs
Dean, College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences Chesapeake Energy Corporation Chair in Climate Studies
Director, National Weather Center

"Landsat: A Vision Realized!"

Dr. Berrien Moore III is an internationally recognized Earth scientist who has been honored by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in 1963 from the University of North Carolina and his PhD in Mathematics in 1969 from the University of Virginia. Berrien Moore III joined the University of New Hampshire (UNH) mathematics faculty in 1969 and became a tenured professor in 1976. He was recognized by UNH in 1992 for research excellence and was named University Distinguished Professor in 1997. From 1987 to 2008, Moore served for as the Director of the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space at UNH. During his period at UNH, Moore also held numerous visiting scientist positions including visiting Senior Scientist at the Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie Marines at the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris and at the Institute of Meteorology at the University of Stockholm. Earlier, he served as a Senior Research Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu and as a Fellow at the Marine Policy and Ocean Management Program at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Currently, he serves on the UNH Foundation Board. In 2008, Moore left UNH to serve as the founding Executive Director of Climate Central, a think-tank based in Princeton, New Jersey and Palo Alto, California, which is dedicated to providing objective and understandable information about climate change. In the summer of 2010, Moore joined the University of Oklahoma, where he holds the Chesapeake Energy Corporation Chair in Climate Studies. He also serves as Dean of the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, Director of the National Weather Center, and Vice President for Weather and Climate Programs.

2014 Pecora Awards
DOI and NASA formally give the individual Pecora Award and the Group Award