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Who is the EOFSAC?

  • The EOFSAC is coordinated by the University of Maryland Center for Global Agricultural Monitoring Research (UMD CGAMR). Led by Inbal Becker-Reshef, with scientific guidance from Chris Justice and program management from Alyssa Whitcraft, the EOFSAC Hub at the CGAMR is staffed by individuals in the fields of remote sensing, GIS, modeling, communications, and IT. The EOFSAC Hub is partnered with the NASA-wide Food Security Office located at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to support efforts for programmatic, technical, and scientific reach-back across multiple NASA centers.
  • The EOFSAC is made up of over 40 principals drawn from leading organizations around the world that use EO to advance agriculture and food security.  The proposed consortium anchors a broad network of partners drawn from universities, government agencies and government research organizations, NGOs, international multi-lateral organizations and the private sector, representing end users, information and service providers, and applications researchers.

 

UMD partners


Inbal
Principal Investigator (PI) of EOFSAC, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences
Chris Justice
Scientific Lead for EOFSAC, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences
Alyssa Whitcraft
EOFSAC Program Manager, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences
Alona Bunning
Outreach and Communications Coordinator, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences
Prasad
Associate Research Professor, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences
Brian Barker
Senior Faculty Specialist, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences
Jan Dempewolf
Assistant Research Professor, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences
Belen Franch
Associate Research Professor, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences
Matt Hansen
Professor, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences
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Senior Faculty Specialist, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences
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Research Professor, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences
Christina Justice
Senior Faculty Specialist, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences
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Research Faculty Assistant, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences
Catherine Nakalembe
Assistant Research Professor, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences
Dan ONeill
Research Assistant, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences
Estefania
Senior Faculty Specialist, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences
JC Roger
Professor, NASA/UMD Department of Geographical Sciences
Ritvik
Assistant Research Professor, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences
Antonio
Faculty Specialist, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences
Skakun
Assistant Research Professor, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences
XPSong
Research Associate, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences
Vermote
Adjunct Professor, NASA, UMD Department of Geographical Sciences
Viviana
Doctoral Candidate, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences
Jie Zhang
Research Associate, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences

Institutional partners


Summer Allen
Research Coordinator, IFPRI
Bolten
Applications Working Group, and Co-Investigator, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Rogerio
Head, Geospatial Analysis Unit, World Food Programme
Molly Brown
Chief Science Officer, 6th Grain Global Private Limited
Steven Brumby
Co-Founder and Chief Science Advisor, Descartes Labs
Champagne
AgroClimate Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Esteban
Head of Agricultural Estimates Department, Buenos Aires Grain Exchange
Sylvain Coutu
Senior Underwriter, Agriculture Reinsurance, Swiss Re
Eilerts
Former USAID Program Manager, FEWS NET
Vanessa Escobar
Deputy Applications Coordinator, Global Decision Services, NASA/Booz Allen Hamilton
Fritz
Deputy Program Director, ESM (Ecosystem Services and Management Program), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Chris Funk
Senior Research Geographer, University of Santa Barbara
Gerard
Director of Sustainable Intensification Program, CIMMYT - The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
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Professor and AgriLife Center Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Joe Glauber
Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute
Alex Held
Director, CSIRO Centre of Earth Observation
Greg Husak
Associate Researcher, Climate Hazards Group, University of California Santa Barbara
Irwin
SERVIR Research Scientist, NASA
Molly Jahn
Professor, Department of Agronomy, , University of Madison-Wisconsin
Jewiss
Research Assistant Professor, University of Vermont
DavidJ
Senior Geographer, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
Kiersten Johnson
Food Security Monitoring and Evaluation, USAID
Soonho Kim
Data Manager, IFPRI
Jon Lenchner
Chief Scientist, IBM Research Africa
Lobell
Deputy Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford University
Maeda
Texas AM AgriLife Research, Assistant Research Scientist, Texas AM
Joe Masacaro
Director of Academic Programs, Planet
Amy McNally
Assistant Researcher, FEWS NET, NASA GSFC, UMD ESSIC
Mario J. Miranda
Professor, Department of Agricultural, Environmental & Development Economics, The Ohio State University
Speckhard
President and CEO, Lutheran World Relief
Tetrault
Deputy Director, International Production Assessment Division (IPAD), USDA Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS)
Nate Torbick
, Director, Applied GeoSolutions
Pierre Traore
Director of Research and Development, Manobi
Liangzhi
Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)