2017 GPM Agricultural Applications Workshop Files

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Agenda

August 1, 2017

Introductions and Overview

9:00 – 9:15 Greetings and Workshop Purpose NASA and WRI introduction and welcome  
9:15 – 9:30 Introduction to NASA Food Security and Agriculture activities Danielle Wood, NASA
9:30 – 9:45 Introduction to GPM and Data Products Gail Skofronick-Jackson, NASA GSFC
9:45 – 10:00 JAXA’s GPM Agricultural Applications Hiroyuki "Hiro" Iwamoto, JAXA
10:00 – 10:15 Overview of WRI engagement with Earth Observation Data Janet Ranganathan, WRI
10:15 – 10:20 Discussion and Q&A All speakers  

Panel 1: Disaster Relief and Food Aid

10:40 – 10:45 Introduction to Panel 1 Facilitator: Dalia Kirschbaum, NASA  
10:45 – 11:15 Jim Verdin Famine Early Warning System-Net (FEWS-NET), U.S. Agency for International Development
Jack D. May Global Water and Environmental Security Analyst Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Pentagon  
Pierluigi Sinibaldi Resilience & Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist, OXFAM
11:15 – 11:40 Panel facilitated discussion All panelists & panel facilitator  

Panel 2: Supply Chain management

11:45 – 11:50 Introduction to Panel 2 Facilitator: Charlie Iceland, WRI  
11:50 – 12:10 Chris Justice University of Maryland, Center for Global Agricultural Monitoring Research
Greg Jason Assistant Vice President, Corporate Environment, Health and Safety, Cargill  
12:10 – 12:40 Panel facilitated discussion All panelists & panel facilitator  

Panel 3: Water Resource Management for Agriculture

1:45 – 1:50 Introduction to Panel Plenary Facilitator: John Bolten, NASA  
1:50 – 2:20 Edward Bresnyan Agriculture Global Practice Group, The World Bank  
Robert Tetrault Deputy Director, Foreign Agricultural Service, International Production Assessment Division, USDA
Sara Walker Water Program, WRI
2:20 – 2:45 Panel facilitated discussion All panelists & panel facilitator  
2:45 – 3:40 Breakout Sessions
Session 1: Disaster Relief and Food Aid: Moderator – Jim Verdin
Session 2: Supply Chain management: Moderator – Paul Reig
Session 3: Water Resource Management for Agriculture: Moderator – Brad Doorn
 
3:50 – 4:00 Presentation from Breakout Sessions Breakout session leads  
4:00 – 4:45 Keynote Presentation: Stanley Wood, Senior Program Officer for Agricultural Development Program, Gates Foundation Steve Brumby, Chief Technology Officer & Cofounder – Descartes Labs  
4:45 – 5:00 Discussion, Feedback and Wrap-up: Actions, Future Workshops Dalia Kirschbaum and Janet Ranganathan