Sisters of SAR – Summary of activity – July 2022
Building a more diverse, inclusive, open and welcoming geospatial industry is all about giving a voice to a more diverse group of geospatial experts and it’s a pleasure to showcase SistersofSAR and the all the awesome work they do!
If you are wondering about Sisters of SAR and what they do, then please check out this introductory article on “Sisters of SAR: vision and mission“.
Here’s what Sisters of SAR have been up to this past month i.e. July 2022.
- SAR Facts on Mondays
- Training info on Tuesday
- Diversity highlights on Wednesday
- Pictures on Thursday
- SAR stars
?#SAR_Fact Monday! ⁉️The #Sentinel1 imaging modes can be operated for a maximum of 25 min per orbit. For the remaining time, the instrument operates over the open ocean in the Wave mode, providing images of 20×20 km at 100 km along the orbit at a low data rate. #TheMoreYouKnow
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 25, 2022
?#SAR_Fact Monday! ⁉️The radar backscatter over the ocean surface is caused by wind-generated short waves that are of approximately the same wavelength as the radar wavelength! Read more about #SAR & #oceans at https://t.co/yRgAqBavUQ #TheMoreYouKnow #EOChat ???️
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 18, 2022
?#SAR_FACT Monday! ⁉️The radar return is a complex interaction of the transmitted signal & the surface. The signal is characterized by the radar frequency, polarization & viewing geometry & the surface has roughness, dielectric properties & composition of the material. #EOChat
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 11, 2022
?#SAR_Fact Monday ⁉️ #SweepSAR will be a mode on #NISAR that will provide wide area coverage & fine spatial resolution at the same time! ⬇️Check it out! #TheMoreYouKnow #EOChat https://t.co/5Hgji1tmDM pic.twitter.com/LCmmBVcb55
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 4, 2022
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 26, 2022
?#TrainingTuesday! ⬇️Going on this week in hybrid format in K.L.?? #IGARSS2022! Check out https://t.co/2Hf3R00EEB for all the fantastic #SAR talks & tag us to amplify your talk! #TheMoreYouKnow #EOChat
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 19, 2022
?#TrainingTuesday! Going on this week #43rdCanadianSymposiumOnRemoteSensing in Quebec City, PQ ??! ⬇️Check out this hybrid format conference online or in person! https://t.co/XmQTM3tKYm Lots of #SAR talks including a #keynote by ⭐️#SAR_STAR @heathermcnairn today at 11:30am!
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 12, 2022
?#TrainingTuesday! 3-hour tutorial session on-line from #APSAR2021 on "SAR Image Signal Processing & Applications" given by Prof. Tetuko Sri Sumantyo of @Chiba_Univ_PR! ➡️ Check it out https://t.co/YvovCgghzl #TheMoreYouKnow #EOChat
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 5, 2022
#DiversityDay Wednesday’s were:
?️#DiversityDay! Look at @CDNWomenSTEM who's "goal is to contribute to the design & development of a national strategy for equity, diversity & inclusion in Canada. Their network is representative of female & women Canadian scientists from across the STEM spectrum." ??#EOchat
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 27, 2022
?️#DiversityDay! Today we highlight @stemdiv which is "the STEM Diversity Office aims to shape students science identity by providing hands-on research experience, professional development, and a community of peers." ⬇️Check them out! https://t.co/qJN9Y36Y7w #Diversity #EOChat
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 20, 2022
?️#DiversityDay! Today we uplift the @diversity_netwk who are "uniting business & industry around diversity, equality & inclusion through articles, events & insights from industry professionals on the front line of change" ?https://t.co/FnpHmZelRk #DiversityandInclusion #EOChat
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 13, 2022
?️#DiversityDay! Today we highlight @Science_inColor who "provides an inclusive community for underrepresented minorities at all levels of scientific involvement" ?Check them out today! #inclusion #DiversityandInclusion #WomeninScience #WomeninSTEM
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 6, 2022
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 7, 2022
#SAR_STARs & #SoSFacts were:
?♀️Today we are tweeting an #SOSFact in lieu of our regular ⭐️#SAR_STAR feature! ⁉️DYK that to manage our weekly tweets the #SoS organizing team collects ?#SAR_facts, ?#SAR resources, other ?️#DEIJ initiatives & potential ⭐️#SAR_Stars months in advance? #TheMoreYouKnow #EOChat
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 8, 2022
1/ 6⭐️#SAR_STAR Friday! @donini_elena is a #postdoc researcher @FBK_research interested in analysis of subsurface radar sounder data for Earth observation (mostly the cryosphere) & planetary exploration! ??️?Give her a follow & ⬇️read on! #EOChat #WomeninSTEM pic.twitter.com/8nGAc6TaxB
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 15, 2022
(1/4)⭐️#SAR_Star! We feature @byekkehkhany, an applied #remotesensing scientist at @FiniteCarbon & PhD candidate at @UCalgary. She has a MSc & BSc in #geomatics engineering from @UnivOfTehran! Give her a follow! #WomeninRemoteSensing #WomeninSAR #WomeninSTEM pic.twitter.com/boYIWZwjZm
— Sisters of SAR (@SistersofSAR) July 1, 2022
Additionally, @ladiesoflandsat & @SistersofSAR met in Munich for an informal chat along the Isar.
What a beautiful day to meet the wonderful @Go__pika’s family! It’s beautiful to see our #earthobservation network going beyond professional relationships! @Go__pika is the ⭐️?with a huge and beautiful ❤️@LadiesOfLandsat meeting @SistersofSAR pic.twitter.com/IjjR9Av3b7
— Flávia Mendes I PhD ?????? (@flasmendes) July 24, 2022
Ladies of Landsat – Summary of activity – July 2022
Building a more diverse, inclusive, open and welcoming geospatial industry is all about giving a voice to a more diverse group of geospatial experts and it’s a pleasure to showcase Ladies of Landsat and the all the awesome work they do! Here is the summary of their activities in July 2022.
June 27 – Ladies of Landsat account reached 10,000 followers on Twitter!
?We now have 10,000 followers! THANK YOU!?
This huge milestone motivates us to keep pushing towards an inclusive future in #EO!?️
— Ladies of Landsat (@LadiesOfLandsat) June 27, 2022
June 27 – Manuscript Monday feature of Dr. Meha Jain
.@Meha__Jain et al. (2021) quantify the potential impacts of groundwater depletion on India's cropping intensity using a high-resolution winter cropped data product made from #MODIS #EVI. #LoLManuscriptMonday https://t.co/Y8oKl3rNQ9 pic.twitter.com/O08A6eelAe
— Ladies of Landsat (@LadiesOfLandsat) June 27, 2022
July 4 – Our co-director, Dr. Morgan Crowley, gave a guest lecture to the EAGLE MSC study program at University of Wuerzburg about science communication and Ladies of Landsat.
great talk by @morganahcrowley about @LadiesOfLandsat and their important work and history – plus their sisters @SistersofSAR @WomenofWaves @DamesOfDrones – very inspiring for our #EAGLE #earthobservation students pic.twitter.com/TzA4DWhDhw
— EAGLE international Earth Observation MSc (@EAGLE_MSc) July 4, 2022
July 4 – Manuscript Monday feature of Dr. Antara Dasgupta
.@ant_dasgupta et al. (2021) simulate multiple spatiotemporal high-resolution #SAR-based flood extent assimilation scenarios in Australia to identify the best observation design for flood forecasting with the #LISFLOOD-FP model. #LoLManuscriptMonday https://t.co/nUQm3BBvlk pic.twitter.com/EDre1XUQqy
— Ladies of Landsat (@LadiesOfLandsat) July 4, 2022
July 11 – Manuscript Monday feature of Chelene Hanes
.@WildfireScience et al. (2022) create a methodology for mapping organic layer thickness & fuel loads for the boreal forest in Alberta, Canada using in situ plot data, covariate raster data, & a #RandomForest #MachineLearning approach. #LoLManuscriptMonday https://t.co/xZS1bdgzks pic.twitter.com/PMqe1VocLi
— Ladies of Landsat (@LadiesOfLandsat) July 11, 2022
July 18 – Manuscript Monday feature of Yingtong Zhang
.@YingtongZhang et al. (2022) quantify the availability of #Landsat Tier 1 data from 1985-2020 as density metrics measuring cloud-free, snow-free, unsaturated, non-hazy pixels for global time-series analyses of land change monitoring. #LoLManuscriptMonday https://t.co/1FCNxy7ZHY pic.twitter.com/69rE3zgKWl
— Ladies of Landsat (@LadiesOfLandsat) July 18, 2022
July 21 – Our founder and co-director, Dr. Kate Fickas, visited @Interior Assistant Secretary @AsstSecTrujillo in Washington DC and presented together with other Ladies of Landsat about their research to congressional staff on Capitol Hill for the @NASA_Landsat @USGSLandsat 50th Anniversary celebrations. #Landsat50
A true honor to visit @Interior Assistant Secretary @AsstSecTrujillo with @LadiesOfLandsat in Washington DC this week for the beginning of @NASA_Landsat @USGSLandsat 50th Anniversary celebrations #Landsat50 ???
— Dr. Kate Fickas (@katefickas) July 21, 2022
July 25 – Manuscript Monday feature of Itohan-Osa Abu
.@Itohan_Osa_ et al. (2021) use multi-sensor observations from Sentinel-1 #SAR and Sentinel-2 in a #randomforest algorithm to map and analyze 2019 cocoa plantations relative to protected areas for Côte d'Ivoire & Ghana, West Africa. #LoLManuscriptMonday https://t.co/MDHhSNlc2Q pic.twitter.com/D5rR2g0uhg
— Ladies of Landsat (@LadiesOfLandsat) July 25, 2022
Overview Ladies of Landsat:
Ladies of Landsat is a supportive and intersectional organization for underrepresented remote sensing scientists. It was founded in 2018 by Dr. Kate Fickas and joined soon after by co-director Dr. Morgan Crowley and lead-organizers Dr. Flávia de Souza Mendes and Dr. Meghan Halabisky. Ladies of Landsat aims to lift up, retain and attract underrepresented scientists to Earth observation sciences through our many outreach activities and networking events!
Manuscript Monday database: