Future Wetland Mapping Consortium Webinar Schedule

The WMC Steering Committee organizes bi-monthly webinars on topics of interest to the group. These webinars are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 3:00 p.m. eastern standard time (2:00 p.m. central, 1:00 p.m. mountain and 12:00 p.m. pacific). 

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The Wetland Mapping Consortium is busy working on confirmation of webinar topics and presenters for 2016. Below you will find a draft list of future webinars to give you an idea of what we’re working on. Topics and dates are subject to change. 

 


Landsat 7

 

National Land Cover Database 2016, General Overview and Applications to Wetland Assessments

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:00pm-4:30pm Easter
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PRESENTERS

  • Dr. Collin Homer, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Dr. George Xian, U.S. Geological Survey

ABSTRACTS

Collin Homer
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in collaboration with the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium (MRLC) has recently released the latest version of the National Land Cover Database (NLCD 2016) for the conterminous United States. This suite of products includes land cover and urban imperviousness for 2001-2016, tree canopy for 2011 – 2016 and new shrub/grass products for 1984-2016 across the conterminous U.S. NLCD 2016 offers users an unprecedented set of land cover and land cover change products which have been designed to further expand and advance NLCD applications. National results of the NLCD 2016 land cover product will be examined, with specific focus on class distribution patterns and prominent change patterns. Users can download all NLCD 2016 products here.

George Xiam
National Land Cover Database – Wetland

Wetlands provide important roles to maintain ecosystems health and to benefit society. Wetland type varies by vegetation type, structure and density, as well as soil and hydroperiod. The National Land Cover Database (NLCD) uses Landsat imagery and other ancillary data to map land cover and change for the nation. One of ancillary datasets used in NLCD is National Wetland Inventory (NWI) data. NWI is used to improve wetland mapping accuracy and to characterize wetland change. NLCD has two wetland types: woody wetland and herbaceous wetland. In this presentation, the efforts in mapping national wetland areas across conterminous United States are introduced. The presentation also focuses on using the newly released NLCD 2016 products to assess national wetland distributions and change from 2001 to 2016 in every 2 to 3 years. The analysis results highlight national wetland conditions and changes in both national and regional scales.

BIOS
Collin Homer, U.S. Geological Survey

Collin Homer is a Research Biologist and Director National Land Cover Database with U.S.Geological Survey (USGS), EROS Center. For over 25 years, Collin has been focused on the research and development of effective landscape scale remote sensing products, methods, and databases that address large area land cover and biological issues. This includes such products as the National Land Cover Database, and the North American Land Change Monitoring System. He serves as the coordinator of the Federal agency Multi Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium that coordinates National land cover production for 10 Federal agencies. He continues to conduct land cover change research and analysis at North American, National and Region scales, developing monitoring applications for biological, ecological, and climate science. He extensively collaborates with USGS Ecosystem scientists and BLM land managers and is currently located in the USGS Ecosystem office at Boise, Idaho. Collin has a BS in Geography from Weber State University, an MS in Wildlife Management, with Emphasis on Geographic Information Systems/Remote Sensing from Utah State University, and a PhD in Geospatial Science and Engineering from South Dakota State University.

Dr. George Xian,Dr. George Xian, a Research Physical Scientist, works on national land cover and land change research and applications using remote sensing data at U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS). He has extensive experiences in remote sensing data application for land cover characterization and land cover change assessment. He has specialized in using multi-type remote sensing data the USGS land resources monitoring and change projects as a science lead and a coordinator. He has developed a broad connection with scientific community in natural resources change monitoring and change assessment using remote sensing information. During the past 10 years, he has focused on using multi-type remote sensing data and environmental models for land cover characterization, environmental change analysis, and urban growth and associated environment effect assessments across the United States. He has published numerous peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He also serves as an editor-in-chief of the journal Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment.

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Wetland Inventory of Canada Using Optical and RADAR EO Data and Good Earth Cloud Computing

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 

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PRESENTER

  • Bahram Salehi, PhD, State University of New York

More information will be available soon. Please check back.


A Certificate of Participation to be used toward Continuing Education Credits will be available for this webinar. Free Certificates of Participation are a benefit of ASWM membership. Non-Members who request a certificate will be charged a processing fee of $25.00. You will have up to 60 days to retrieve your certificate.

Certificates are not available for viewing recorded webinars. More Information can be found here.


Application of NWI Data in Conservation of Eastern Black Rail

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 3:00 p.m. ET

PRESENTER

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  • Rusty Griffin, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Please check back for more information. Thank you. 

A Certificate of Participation to be used toward Continuing Education Credits will be available for this webinar. Free Certificates of Participation are a benefit of ASWM membership. Non-Members who request a certificate will be charged a processing fee of $25.00. You will have up to 60 days to retrieve your certificate.

Certificates are not available for viewing recorded webinars. More Information can be found here.

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