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Dr. Doorn serves as the director of International Production Assessment Division and remote sensing program manager for the Office of Global Analysis (OGA) in the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). He is also president-elect of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).
Serving in his role at USDA, Dr. Doorn manages the United States' largest satellite imagery contract for an operational program, the Global Agricultural Monitoring (GLAM) partnership program. GLAM was established with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the University of Maryland. The purpose of the program is to integrate NASA's moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) data and products into an existing decision support system (DSS) operated by the Production Estimates and Crop Assessment Division (PECAD) of FAS. "While GLAM focuses on agricultural monitoring programs, the principles for using remotely sensed data and applications are transferrable to other industries and applications," says Doorn.
Dr. Doorn has worked extensively with universities, the Department of Defense (DOD), NASA, the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and other government agencies to improve operational access to existing satellite information. He served more than nine years on active duty as a U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) topographic officer and five years in private industry as a manager and specialist in remote sensing, GIS, and mapping for numerous engineering and environmental projects.
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