Dr. Joanne Nightingale
Head of Earth Observation, National Physical Laboratory
Title: Establishing traceability in satellite-derived estimates of forest properties through modelling, reference measurements and test-site characterisations
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Dr Nightingale joined the National Physical Laboratory in 2013 from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and brings over 6 years of experience in coordinating Earth Observation System global land product and essential climate variable (ECV) validation activities. Joanne chaired the CEOS Working Group on Calibration and Validation, sub-group for Land Product Validation from 2010 - 2013. Joanne obtained her Ph.D. in Geography and Remote Sensing from the University of Queensland, Australia and completed two post-doctoral research positions at universities within the United States. Her research interests include assessing the quality of information about forests derived from in situ measurement devices and Earth Observation Satellites, improving global satellite-derived biophysical product validation strategies and contributing to good practice guidance for the evaluation of ECV data records.