In 2018, AmeriGEOSS in partnership with the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and the Center of Marine Biology of University of São Paulo (CEBIMar) will host the AmeriGEOSS Week-2018 between August 6 and August 10 at INPE´s headquarters.
AmeriGEOSS Week 2018 aims to bring the AmeriGEOSS Initiative community together to reflect on progress, plan for the future to meet the priority needs in the focus areas identified by the region as highest priority (Water, Agriculture, Disaster, and Biodiversity/Ecosystems) and to provide training in the use of Earth Observations. The training is intended for staff of government institutions and other decision makers in the region. After an opening Plenary session, experts in the areas of remote sensing and data management will provide six parallel training sessions throughout the week (five in São José dos Campos and one in São Sebastião, at CEBIMar headquarters). The progress and planning meeting is open to the AmeriGEOSS initiative community. The AmeriGEOSS Community Platform will be demonstrated to the community and feedback will be collected.
On Tuesday August 7, Alyssa Whitcraft, EOFSAC program manager, will lead an agricultural session at AmeriGEOSS week, including a presentation on GEOGLAM and Agricultural Monitoring in the Americas Working Group (AMA-WG). Representatives from Brazil, Uruguay, and Colombia will present on their respective work. In addition, Michael Humber of the EOFSAC Hub will present at this session on the Global Agricultural Monitoring (GLAM) System for Crop Condition and Food Security Monitoring
On August 8, EOFSAC Hub member Viviana Zalles will be providing a one-day training on Sample-Based Cropland Area Estimation as part of EOFSAC programmatic work.