The overall responsibility of the Landsat Science Team is to offer informed advice and recommendations to the USGS and other partners on topics that will affect the overall success of the LDCM (Landsat 8) mission. The Team members must be knowledgeable on topics related to more effective use of archived data from Landsat sensors and on the requirements for future sensors needed to address the needs of scientists and other users of Landsat-type data.
Although the panel's role is advisory, each member will be engaged in research that contributes to the LDCM (Landsat 8) vision. Landsat Science Team members will address many specific objectives:
Participate in representation tasks (e.g., provide data for demos or presentations and represent mission in selected forums including scientific meetings)
The Landsat Science Team generally meets two times each year, or more frequently if issues arise that require additional direct dialog. During these meetings, Landsat Science Team members present their research that is relevant to the meeting topics, and are briefed by USGS and NASA staff on mission and program status. Landsat Science Team members are expected to broadly share results of their Landsat research and facilitate technical exchange with the Landsat user community. All presentation materials are available on the web soon after the completion of each meeting.