Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Global Agricultural Monitoring (GLAM) - Australia

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Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2013
Title: Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Global Agricultural Monitoring (GLAM) - Australia
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Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
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Online_Linkage: http://lsiexplorer.cr.usgs.gov
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Abstract:
The objective of GEO is to fulfil a vision of a world where decisions and actions are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth Observation (EO). This is being pursued mainly through the added value of co-ordinating existing institutions, organised communities, space agencies, in-situ monitoring agencies, scientific institutions, research centres, universities, modelling centres, technology developers and other groups that deal with one or more aspects of EO. To reach this over arching goal, GEO focuses on capacity development in three dimensions: infrastructure, individuals and institutions. In the field of agriculture, the general goal is to promote the utilisation of Earth observations for advancing sustainable agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries. Key issues include early warning, risk assessment, food security, market efficiency and combating desertification. (Source: http://www.research-europe.com/index.php/2011/08/joao-soares-secretariat-expert-for-agriculture-group-on-earth-observations/) There are presently a small number of global agricultural monitoring systems in place and a large number of national monitoring capabilities at different stages of development. The practical expertise for monitoring is found in those institutions that have demonstrated an operational capacity for providing such services. In addition, a number of research organisations and institutes are involved in developing basic research and, in some cases, managing the transition from proven methods into the operational domain. However, the potential for further improvement of national and global agricultural monitoring capacity is high, and it raises a few challenges. First, answering key questions, both generic and region-specific, requires co-ordinated research efforts: how can we develop early estimates of crop type and planted area using satellite imagery observations? How can we improve crop yield and production estimates taking into account knowledge about agricultural systems, meteorological information and forecasts, and near real-time satellite observations? How can we optimise the linkage between field observation networks and satellite imagery? How can we quantify uncertainties in estimates and forecasts? (Source: http://www.research-europe.com/index.php/2011/08/joao-soares-secretariat-expert-for-agriculture-group-on-earth-observations/)
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REFERENCE: Acknowledgement: Data available from the U.S. Geological Survey.
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Beginning_Date: 19720101
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Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: 115.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 153.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -21.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -39.5
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE > CROP/PLANT YIELDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE > CROPPING SYSTEMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > FOOD SCIENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > PLANT COMMODITIES
Theme_Keyword: LANDSAT
Theme_Keyword: LANDSAT-1
Theme_Keyword: LANDSAT-2
Theme_Keyword: LANDSAT-3
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Theme_Keyword: LANDSAT-5
Theme_Keyword: LANDSAT-7
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Theme_Keyword: TM > THEMATIC MAPPER
Theme_Keyword: CWIC > CEOS WGISS INTEGRATED CATALOG
Theme_Keyword: Geoglam
Theme_Keyword: Ldcm (landsat Data Continuity Mission)
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND > AUSTRALIA
Access_Constraints: None
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Longitude_Resolution: 30m
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
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Contact_Organization: DOI/USGS/EROS > Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Contact_Person: JOHN FAUNDEEN
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey, 47914-252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605-594-6092
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 707-222-0223
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: faundeen@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: USGS_GEOGLAM_Australia
Distribution_Liability:
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Transfer_Size: 200 megabytes to 2 gigabytes
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http://eros.usgs.gov/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://www.earthobservations.org/geoss_ag_tar.shtm...
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Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Global Agricultural Monitoring (GLAM)
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130716
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130724
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20150713
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JOHN FAUNDEEN
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey, 47914-252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605-594-6092
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 707-222-0223
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: faundeen@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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