Kick-off Meeting Agenda (10/19/17)

NSF INFEWS WaterSmart Project Kick-off Meeting

Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems

George Mason University

4087 University Drive, Room 3006, Fairfax, VA 22030

October 19, 2017


9:00-9:10         Welcome address

Prof. Deborah Crawford, Vice President for Research, George Mason University


9:10-9:40         WaterSmart project overview and tasks

Prof. Liping Di, Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems, GMU


9:40-10:10       Field-level crop identification and condition monitoring- current status and

research issue

Dr. Eugene Yu, Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems, GMU


10:10-10:30     Coffee Break


10:30-11:00     Crop modeling and Irrigation scheduling

Prof. Haishun Yang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


11:00-11:30     Field-scale precipitation and soil moisture modeling

Dr. Mark Barlage, UCAR


11:30-12:00     Irrigation water and energy

Prof. William Kranz, UNL


12:00-1:30       Lunch Break (provided by CSISS)


1:30-1:45         Extension and Outreach Plan/thought

Prof. Roger Elmore, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


1:45-2:00         Impact assessment plan/thought

Prof. Juan P. Sesmero, Purdue University


2:00-3:00         Group discussions:

Computing facility needs

Recommendation on advisory committee members

Education development and student involvement


3:00-3:30         Coffee break


3:30-5:00         Group discussions

Project coordination plan (Project all-hand meeting, monthly telecon, etc)

How to recruit farmers into the project as the tester

Extension activities, schedule, and resource needed

Field trip schedule


Any other topics to be discussed


5:30-8:00         Group Dinner (Restaurant TBD, provided by CSISS)