Opportunities for Integration of Remote Sensing, Integrated Assessment, and Adaptation

Oct 11th, 2015 - Oct 16th, 2015

This meeting will 1) facilitate greater progress on the use of remotely sensed observations to enhance IAMs’ capabilities; 2) promote the use of a combination of remotely sensed observations and IAMs to advance the Earth-Human systems science; and 3) foster an active dialogue among experts from the science disciplines represented in 1 and 2, and invite participants who will depend on the resulting science-based information. The ultimate goal is to identify ideas, opportunities and effective practices that enable greater progress on all three objectives through effective collaborations and community building, and a combination of national and international programs and initiatives such as the National Assessments and Future Earth.

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Will Urbanization Wreck or Save the Planet?

Presented By Karen Seto
Date October 13, 2015


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Day 1October 12, 2015

10:50 am Part I: Introduction and Framing: Needs and Opportunities for Integrating Decision Support, Integrated Assessment, and Remote Sensing– A Research Program Perspective

11:20 am Overview of relevant USGCRP/NCA Plans and Initiatives Presented by Glynis Lough

1:50 pm Part II: Urban Systems– Resilience and Sustainability: A Systems Perspective

3:00 pm Future Directions in Urban Systems, Energy Flows and Carbon Management Presented by Kevin Robert Gurney

4:30 pm Panel Discussion– Challenges and Opportunities for Urban Science Presented by Sascha Petersen, Karen Seto, Edward A Thomas, Kevin Robert Gurney, Lawrence Buja


Ghassem R Asrar

Pacific Norhtwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Director of Joint Global Change Research Institute
starEvent Co-Organizer

Kathy Jacobs

University of Arizona
Director, Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS)
starEvent Co-Organizer

Richard Moss

Pacific Norhtwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Senior Scientist at PNNL and Non-resident Fellow at Princeton University
starEvent Co-Organizer


Panattoni Development
Director of Risk Management
University of California, Irvine
Associate Professor
University of Arizona
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
University of Arizona
Director, Climate Assessment for the Southwest
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Senior Climate Change Specialist
University of Maryland
Research Assistant Professor
Arizona State University
Associate Professor
START International, Inc.
Sr. Program Specialist (former)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Program Manager for the Terrestrial Ecology Program (TE)
Ohio State University
Associate Professor
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Project Scientist
United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)
Chief of Staff, NCA
Colorado State University (CSU)
Senior Research Scientist
Instituto Superior Agronomia, Portugal
Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay
Deputy Director for Climate Science and Services
American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP)
Managing Director
University of Maryland
Associate Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Senior Research Scientist
Central Arizona Project
Manager, Resource Planning & Analysis
Yale University
Associate Dean of Research, Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Research Scientist
Natural Hazard Mitigation Association
Columbia University
Senior Staff Associate
President & Founder
Iowa State University
Associate Professor

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