“Remote Sensing Research to Inform Environmental and Public Policy”
Dr. Andrew J. Marx, Associate Professor of the Practice of Spatial Sciences
Imagery data collected from satellites, aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) increasingly provide a greater coverage of the Earth’s surface and in greater spatial resolution, or detail, than ever before. Alongside this increase in data, advancements in computing and analytical approaches are providing researchers with new ways to look at existing research questions. In this talk I’ll detail a few recent research projects that my team has been involved with leveraging this data to answer specific environmental and policy public questions. Some of the activities I’ll discuss include using satellites to measure Panamanian corruption or detect human rights violations in Syria, using aircraft imagery to produce a more accurate water bills for California residents and using UAS imagery to measure the impact of climate change on a Costa Rican rainforest.
October 10, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm