NASA Harvest Updates
September-October Highlights from NASA Harvest
EOFSAC is now Harvest, because we’re focused on outcomes—for decision makers, for the food supply, for the world in which we live. 

This month's AMIS Market Monitor includes an article by Harvest Program Director Inbal Becker Reshef on the potential of Earth Observation for monitoring agriculture production. Download here.
NASA Harvest and partners ICUBE, NM-AIST and MoA Tanzania are developing a project to design and pilot high-tech sustainable networks of agro-meteorological sensors with partners in East Africa. 
Harvest Partners at Texas A&M are evaluating the precision and suitability of small unmanned aircraft system (UAS), fixed-wing aircraft, and satellites for observing crop stresses and predicting yield of rice/corn.
Multi-year (2001-2017) winter cereal maps for Argentina created by UMD Harvest Hub member Sergii Skakun were featured in one of the largest Argentinian newspapers, La Nacion. The maps show changes in the geographical distribution of winter cereal cover obtained via the long term data records from MODIS instrument on NASA's Terra satellite. 
A Harvest-funded effort with FEWS NET is locating, compiling and making accessible every country’s agricultural statistics since the 1980s.
A Harvest team led by Prasad Bandaru has developed a framework referred to as PhenoCrop by combining satellite remote sensing with the growing degree day (GDD) metric to better identify crop physiological growth stages. 
Researchers from the  Group on Earth Observations Global Agricultural Monitoring  (GEOGLAM) initiative bring satellite data to the economics community in order to better anticipate crop prices.
Partner Amy McNally recently released a new, 10km global hydrologic dataset derived from CHIRPS rainfall, MERRA-2 meteorology and the NASA FEWS NET Land Data Assimilation System ( FLDAS ). Selected variables now available in the  Crop Monitor Map Viewer.

This position will serve as a key member of the Harvest Consortium. The Faculty Specialist will work for the University of Maryland – the Consortium’s lead institute – and will work closely with the Harvest Manager as well as the Harvest Principal Investigator (lead).