The current focus is to promote and enhance the use of multiple sensor data at high-to-moderate space resolution allowing for more clear-sky observations to study landscape changes over the globe and develop continental and global higher level LCLUC products. The Landsat and ESA Sentinel programs are both providing users free access to their data. This and the availability of two Landsats (-7 and -8), two Sentinel-2 (a and b) and two Sentinel-1 (a and b - radars) all currently in space opens a new era for dense time series research at 10-30m spatial resolution studying forest, agriculture and urban processes with observations every 2-3 days, provided the sky is clear. The Multi-Source Land Imaging (MuSLI) team under the LCLUC program is focused on developing innovative approaches using multiple sensor data for continental and global products. A recent call for MuSLI proposals will result in a new team during fall 2017. There is a plan to coordinate and combine these activities with the new Landsat Science Team that will be formed by USGS in late 2017.
The Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 harmonized surface reflectance product is well under way. The details regarding this project are available at: https://hls.gsfc.nasa.gov/ .
Version 2.0 Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 registration software https://openprairie.sdstate.