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LPV Leadership and Focus Area Leads

LPV Contacts

The LPV subgroup is led by a peer-nominated chair and vice-chair that serve 3-year terms. The current chair is Fernando Camacho of EOLab at the University of Valencia, Spain and the vice-chair is Michael Cosh, of the USDA.  The subgroup consists of 10 Focus Areas, each led by internationally independent co-chairs who have been actively involved in validation activities and are respected community members (see table below).

Each participant in the LPV subgroup holds their position for a term of three years, after which nominations are requested, except the focus area lead positions, which are renewable for an additional term if all parties are in agreement.

GroupFirst NameSurnameInstitutionCountryEmail
ChairMichaelCoshUSDAUSA michael.cosh [ at ]
Vice Chair Fabrizio Niro SERC/ESA Italy fabrizio.niro [ at ]
SecretariatJaimeNickesonGSFCUSA jaime.nickeson [ at ]
Landcover SophieBontemps Université catholique de Louvain Belgium Sophie.Bontemps [ at ]
AlexandraTyukavina University of Maryand USA atyukav [ at ]
HongliangFangChinese Academy of SciencesChina fanghl [ at ]
SylvainLeblanc Natural Resources Canada
Canada Sylvain.Leblanc [ at ]
MarieWeissINRAFrance Marie.Weiss [ at ]
Active Fire -
Burn Area
GarethRobertsUniv. of SouthamptonUK G.J.Roberts [ at ]
LouisGiglioUniversity of MarylandUSA lgiglio [ at ]
Surface Radiation
(Albedo, BRDF, etc)
ZhuosenWangNASA GSFCUSA [ at ]
Dominique Carrer Meteo-France France dominique.carrer [ at ]
Soil Moisture John Bolten NASA GSFCUSA John.Bolten [ at ]
CarstenMontzkaJülich Research CentreGermany c.montzka [ at ]
Land Surface Temperature &
FrankGöttscheKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyGermany frank.goettsche [ at ]
GlynnHulleyNASA JPLUSA glynn.hulley [ at ]
Phenology JoshuaGray NC State UniversityUSA jmgray2 [ at ]
Víctor Rodríguez-Galiano University of SevilleSpain vrodriguez8 [ at ]
Vegetation Indices TomoakiMiuraUniversity of Hawai'iUSA tomoakim [ at ]
ElseSwinnenVITOBelgium else.swinnen [ at ]
Snow Cover ChrisCrawfordUSGSUSA christopher.j.crawford [ at ]
Co-lead Vacancy
Biomass LauraDuncansonUniversity of MarylandUSA lduncans [ at ]
JohnArmstonUniversity of MarylandUSA armston [ at ]
MathiasDisneyUniversity College LondonUK mathias.disney [ at ]

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