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An innovative partnership for national environmental assessment

Pecora 12 Symposium

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Abstract

Four federal environmental programs: EMAP (USEPA), GAP (USFWS), C-CAP (NOAA), NAWQA (USGS) have formed a partnership with EROS Data Center (USGS) to facilitate the development of baseline land characteristics information for the conterminous U.S. Each of the respective programs brings to the group unique experience and expertise. Despite emphasis on different environmental issues, together we have identified common requirements for source satellite data, preprocessing, spectral clustering, ancillary data, data management and distribution. We are also developing a research agenda to support this initiative and future efforts of this partnership. The short-term goal of out effort is the joint acquisition and preprocessing of recent Landsat TM images for the conterminous U.S. To date, images have been identified for acquisition, and preliminary plans have been made for preprocessing. The long-term goal for this group is collaborative research and development of a flexible and functional land characteristics database for use by our programs and others. This partnership demonstrates that national environmental programs within multiple government agencies can work effectively together to achieve common goals and reduce overall cost.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
An innovative partnership for national environmental assessment
Series title:
Pecora 12 Symposium
Year Published:
1993
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Publisher location:
Bethesda, MD
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1 p.
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Article
Larger Work Subtype:
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Larger Work Title:
Pecora 12 Symposium
First page:
339
Last page:
339