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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.
6th Grain
AgriFood, Agriculture Canada
Applied Geosolutions
Buenos Aires Grain Exchange
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Descartes Lab
Global Decision Services
IBM Research
IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC)
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center  (CIMMYT)
Leadership and Developmental Sciences
Lutheran World Relief
MANOBI South Africa
Ministry of Agriculture, Kenya
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Office of the Prime Minister, Uganda
Ohio State University
Stanford, Center for Food Security and Environment
Tanzania Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
Texas A&M University
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
U.S. Department of Agriculture  - Foreign Agriculture Service International Production Assessment Division (USDA-FAS IPAD)
U.S. Department of Agriculture – National Agricultural Statistics Sevice (USDA NASS)
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Office of the Chief Scientist (USDA-OCS)
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Geography
University of Maryland Center for Global Agricultural Monitoring Research (UMD CGAMR)
University of Massachusetts
University of Vermont
University of Wisconsin,  Agronomy
World Food Program (WFP)
Agricultural Economics
AgroMeteorology, crop condition, CHIRPS
Capacity Building in the use of EO
Crop Insurance; Crop risk analysis and products development
Crop Modelling, US Farmer Extension
Crop price analytics, economics
Crop type, info dissemination
Data assimilation for food security
Data processing, deep learning
Data/Service providers, product development
Decision science,valuation, impact research
EO requirements
EO surface reflectance, crop modelling
Farm level field program
Farmer scale food security
FEWS NET data warehouse
Field scale yield estimates and yield variability
Food security monitoring and evaluation
GEO-Wiki crowd sourcing; field data
Information services, water and agriculture
International crop monitoring and assessment
IoT services
Microwave data, ag and water resources, decision support tools
National Crop Monitor
NISAR Agriculture
Precipitation monitoring and forecasting
Rangeland Ecosystems/Pasture Productivity
Regional Crop Forecasts for Argentina
Regional Crop Monitoring East Africa
Regional Crop Type and Area Mapping
Remote Sensing of US crop production
SAR and Soil Moisture Remote Sensing
Smallholder agriculture and resilience
Soil Moisture, SMAP
Strategic Outreach
Technology forum
Valuation, impact research, food security
Yield forecasting