Emerging environmental and climate applications have been totally redefined thanks to innovations with how and when certain data can be captured. Our Geospatial/Lidar keynotes will explore what these redefinitions mean to users across the planet and extend as far as the moon.
Combining Remote Sensing & Analytics Technologies: Emerging Environmental Applications
Tara O'Shea, Planet
The past decade has seen an explosion in the availability of remotely sensed data, due in part to technological advances that have reduced the size and increased the number of Earth observation satellites. Parallel advances in machine learning and cloud computing have also enabled more correlations between insights from these datasets. In this session, we'll hear from Tara O'Shea, Director of Forest Programs at Planet, about what this means for emerging environmental and climate applications. In particular, Tara will highlight applications that combine Planet's unique global dataset with LiDAR data to create breakthrough capabilities in monitoring forest carbon stocks and emissions, mapping wildfire risk, and more.
Bringing Light (Detection and Ranging) into Shadow: The role for LiDAR in Explorating the Moon
Michael Zanetti, NASA
With the Artemis program, NASA will land the first woman and next man on the Moon, and through collaboration with commercial and international partnerships will have sustainable lunar exploration in preparation for future Mars missions. The target is the Moon’s South Pole, an area of strategic importance that presents significant benefits and challenges, both related to persistent sun-light and shadows. In this presentation, Dr. Michael Zanetti, a lunar and planetary geologist will provide an introduction to the Artemis program, why the we are going the lunar South Pole, and the role for LiDAR in reconnaissance, landing hazard avoidance, and terrain navigation and mapping in aiding exploration of the Moon and Mars.
Keynote session moderated by Jeremiah Karpowicz, Editorial Director, Diversified Communications.