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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
ChairFernandoCamachoEOLabSpainfernando.camacho[ at ]
Vice Chair MichaelCoshUSDAUSAmichael.cosh[ at ]
SecretariatJaimeNickesonGSFCUSAjaime.nickeson[ at ]
Landcover PontusOlofssonBoston UUSAOlofsson[ at ]
SophieBontemps Université catholique de Louvain BelgiumSophie.Bontemps [ at ]
HongliangFangChinese Academy of SciencesChinafanghl[ at ]
SylvainLeblanc Natural Resources Canada
MarieWeissINRAFranceMarie.Weiss[ at ]
Active Fire -
Burn Area
GarethRobertsUniv. of SouthamptonUKG.J.Roberts[ at ]
LouisGiglioUniversity of MarylandUSAlgiglio[ at ]
Surface Radiation
(Albedo, BRDF, etc)
ZhuosenWangUMD/NASA[ at ]
Dominique Carrer Meteo-France France dominique.carrer[ at ]
Soil Moisture John Bolten NASA GSFCUSA John.Bolten[ at ]
CarstenMontzkaJülich Research CentreGermanyc.montzka[ at ]
Land Surface Temperature &
FrankGöttscheKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyGermany frank.goettsche[ at ]
GlynnHulleyNASA JPLUSA glynn.hulley[ at ]
Phenology JoshuaGray NC State UniversityUSAjmgray2[ at ]
Víctor Rodríguez-Galiano University of SevilleSpainvrgaliano[ at ]
Vegetation Indices TomoakiMiuraUniversity of Hawai'iUSAtomoakim[ at ]
ElseSwinnenVITOBelgiumelse.swinnen[ at ]
Snow Cover ThomasNaglerENVEOAustriathomas.nagler[ at ]
ChrisCrawfordUSGSUSA christopher.j.crawford[ at ]
SimonGascoinCESBIOFrance Simon.Gascoin[ at ]
Biomass LauraDuncansonUniversity of MarylandUSAlduncans[ at ]
JohnArmstonUniversity of MarylandUSAarmston[ at ]
MathiasDisneyUniversity College LondonUKmathias.disney[ at ]

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