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The Crystal Ball to the World of Plants: Seeing the Unseen with Remote Sensing and AI to Improve Food Security

Thursday, August 11 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM



FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required! Register below. Zoom event link sent w/confirmation email.

Featured Scientist: Vasit Sagan, PhD, Associate Professor of GIScience, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Saint Louis University; Acting Director, Taylor Geospatial Institute

Remote sensing from drones and satellites powered by artificial intelligence (AI) is widely used to monitor plants, predict crop yield, and improve quality of life globally. Dr. Vasit Sagan, Associate Professor of GIScience at Saint Louis University and Acting Director of the Taylor Geospatial Institute presents how remote sensing and AI are being used to develop better crops, teach plants to adapt to a changing climate, and ultimately improve global food security. Vasit demonstrates the capabilities of modern technologies and novel machine learning techniques that allow us to better understand and see inside the magnificent world of plants invisible to our naked eyes.

Check out the YouTube video below to learn more about the Taylor Geospatial Institute, the nation’s leading geospatial research collaborative. Located in St. Louis, the Taylor Geospatial Institute develops both talent & science for positive impacts on global challenges in the areas of core geospatial science, food systems, geospatial health, and national security.

Science in St. Louis is a public science seminar series partnership program of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Library underwritten in part with support from Boeing and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, sponsoring the full array of Academy STEM Teens programming.

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Thursday, August 11
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Event Category:


United States + Google Map