Welcome to Global Land Analysis & Discovery group
The Global Land Analysis and Discovery (GLAD) laboratory in the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland investigates methods, causes and impacts of global land surface change. Earth observation imagery are the primary data source and land cover extent and change the primary topic of interest. The lab is led by Drs. Matthew Hansen and Peter Potapov. Their team consists of 17 full-time researchers and 9 doctoral students, and a constantly changing number of international, national and local interns.