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USGS Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Global Agricultural Monitoring (GLAM) Uganda
Entry ID: USGS_GEOGLAM_Uganda


Summary
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/)


Purpose: 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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Description: Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Global Agricultural Monitoring (GLAM)

Geographic Coverage
 N: 4.0 S: -1.5  E: 35.0  W: 29.5

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: U.S. Geological Survey
Dataset Title: Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Global Agricultural Monitoring (GLAM) - Uganda
Dataset Release Date: 2013-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: Not provided
Online Resource: http://lsiexplorer.cr.usgs.gov


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1972-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > UGANDA


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE >CROP/PLANT YIELDS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE >CROPPING SYSTEMS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOOD SCIENCE    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >PLANT COMMODITIES    [Definition]


Platform
LANDSAT    [Information]
LANDSAT-1    [Information]
LANDSAT-2    [Information]
LANDSAT-3    [Information]
LANDSAT-4    [Information]
LANDSAT-5    [Information]
LANDSAT-7    [Information]
LANDSAT-8    [Information]


Instrument
ETM+ >Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus    [Information]
OLI >Operational Land Imager    [Information]
TIRS >Thermal Infrared Sensor    [Information]
TM >Thematic Mapper    [Information]


Project
CWIC >CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog    [Information]
GLAM >Global Agricultural Monitoring    [Information]


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
GEOGLAM
LDCM (Landsat Data Continuity Mission)


Data Set Progress
ACTIVE


Data Center
Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/eros

Data Center Personnel
Name: EUGENE FOSNIGHT
Phone: 605-594-6157
Email: fosnight at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey, 47914-252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Via Internet
Distribution_Size: 200.0 MB, 2.0 GB
Distribution_Format: GeoTIFF
Fees: None


Personnel
EUGENE FOSNIGHT
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: 605-594-6157
Email: fosnight at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey, 47914-252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198
Country: USA


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-07-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-03-25



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