This invitation-only workshop will bring together remote sensing scientists and conservationists for an intensive 5 day meeting.  The objective of the workshop is to develop a list of «top ten» questions and will be the first step in the formation of a more organized conservation remote sensing community that will bring together academics, government scientists and conservationists for ongoing discussions and collaborations focusing on applied remote sensing and conservation.

NASA funded WCS workshop:

“The 10 highest priority conservation challenges that can be best addressed using
remote sensing.”

The workshop will take place at the USFWS National Conservation Training Center ( in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, during the week of January 7th, 2013.

Organised by:

  • Robert Rose (WCS)
  • David Wilkie (WCS)


  • Woody Turner (NASA)
  • Allison Leidner (NASA)
  • Gary Geller (NASA)
  • Peter Leimgruber (Smithsonian)
  • Matt Hansen (UMD)
  • Sassan Saatchi (NASA-JPL)
  • Martin Wegmann (Uni Wue, CEOS @ DLR)
  • Lilian  (jane Goodall Institute, JGI)
  • Ana Prados (UMBC)
  • Beth Kaplin (Antioch)
  • Erica Fleishman (UC Davies)
  • John Musinsky (NEON)
  • Karyn Tabor (Conservation International)
  • Lilian Pintea (Jane Goodall Institute)
  • Liane Guild (NASA)
  • Ned Horning (AMNH)
  • Rachel Headley (USGS)
  • Scott Goetz (WHRC)
  • Nadine LaPorte (WHRC)
  • Tony Vodacek (CIS)
  • Volker Radeloff (WISC)
  • Tim Boucher (TNC)