American University of Beirut

FAFS at Google’s Geo for Good Summit 2022

Dr. Hadi Jaafar, Associate​ Professor and Chair of the Department of Agriculture, co-led the Evapotranspiration Session at the Geo for Good Summit (October 4th - 6th), an annual conference intended for nonprofits, scientists, and changemakers to leverage technology and use mapping tools for positive impact in the world.

During the event, Dr. Jaafar presented his work as part of the session entitled: “Improving the science of evapotranspiration mapping for more sustainable land and water management across the globe". He presented his model for calculating evapotranspiration (ET) using remote sensing and Google Earth engine. The HSEB model calculates the actual ET to quantify global water use at the field scale. Dr. Jaafar also presented the AgSAT application, the first mobile application used by farmers to help them make useful irrigation decisions. Dr. Jaafar concluded his intervention by ​ presenting the GYMEE model, also based on Earth Engine which is used to calculate biomass and yield from ET taking into consideration the environmental stressors.​

The lecture is available on YouTube via this link


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