Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

Special Seminar - Timothy Stryker

Date: September 27, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Donahue Room SRB 2422

Our guest for this week's CLaSP Seminar Series will be Tim Stryker of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Land Remote Sensing Program. Please join us! 

Title: "Advances in U.S. Land Imaging Capabilities"

Abstract:  Advancements in Earth observations, cloud computing, and data science are improving everyday life. Information from land-imaging satellites, such as the U.S. Landsat system, helps us to better understand the changing landscapes where we live, work, and play.  This understanding builds capacity for improved decision-making about our lands, waters, and resources, driving economic growth, protecting lives and property, and safeguarding the environment. 

The USGS is fostering the use of land remote sensing technology to meet local, national, and global challenges. A key dimension to meeting these challenges is the full, free, and open provision of land remote sensing observations for both public and private sector applications.  To achieve maximum impact, these data must also be easily discoverable, accessible, and usable.

Mr. Stryker will describe the USGS Land Remote Sensing Program’s current capabilities and future plans to collect and deliver land remote sensing information for societal benefit.  He will discuss these capabilities in the context of national plans and policies, domestic partnerships, and international collaboration.  Mr. Stryker will conclude with his perspectives on S&T policy careers with the Federal Government, and possible avenues to employment which students could explore.


Tim Stryker is Chief of the Outreach and Collaboration Branch of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Land Remote Sensing Program.  He works closely with internal and external stakeholders to advance the societal benefit of space-based and airborne land imaging systems. Mr. Stryker was previously employed as Director of the U.S. Group on Earth Observations Program at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In this capacity, he coordinated civil Earth observation activities, including systems assessments and data management initiatives, among multiple Federal agencies and their international partners.

Mr. Stryker’s previous positions include Executive Officer of the international Committee on Earth Observation Satellites, and Deputy Director of the Office of Policy at the National Reconnaissance Office. He has also served in assignments at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Office of Management and Budget, the Federal Communications Commission, and the U.S. Information Agency.

A former Presidential Management Fellow, Mr. Stryker earned his Master’s Degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and his Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Michigan.

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