Giant kelp
Jul 31, 2014 Tracking Giant Kelp From Space

Jul 31, 2014 • [By: Julie Cohen, UC Santa Barbara] Citizen scientists worldwide are invited to take part in marine ecology research, and they won’t have to get their feet wet to do it. The Floating Forests project, an initiative spearheaded [...]

Chart showing old-growth forest loss in Indonesia, 2000-2012
Jul 30, 2014 A Closer Look at Old-Growth Forest Loss in Indonesia

Jul 30, 2014 • A group of researchers from the University of Maryland, the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry, and the World Resource Institute joined forces to remedy the lack of consensus about the amount of old-growth forest clearing [...]

aquaculture operation
May 28, 2014 Losing Tidal Flats Around the Yellow Sea

May 28, 2014 • Using Landsat time series data, a group of Australian and British ecologist have found that the Yellow Sea has lost 28% of its tidal flats in the last three decades. The Yellow Sea lies east of mainland China and west of the [...]

CLASlite team
Mar 7, 2014 Carnegie Landsat Analysis System-lite (CLASlite) Classroom Launches in Spanish

Mar 7, 2014 • [Source: Moore Foundation] On March 4, 2014, the CLASlite team at the Carnegie Institution for Science (Department of Global Ecology) launched the Spanish version of the Carnegie Landsat Analysis System-lite (or CLASlite) [...]

newly established black mangrove grows amid salt marsh plants north of St. Augustine, Florida
Dec 30, 2013 Landsat Satellite Sees Florida Mangroves Migrate North

Dec 30, 2013 • Cold-sensitive mangrove forests have expanded dramatically along Florida’s Atlantic Coast since the mid-1980s, as the frequency of killing frosts has declined, according to a new study based on 28 years of satellite [...]

CLASlite in Peru
Dec 18, 2013 Forest Monitoring: Bringing the Power to the People

Dec 18, 2013 • [Source: Carnegie Institution for Science] Forest conservation is an issue of major concern to communities large and small around the globe. But gathering the monitoring data needed to make the right decisions has proven [...]

Leonard Lopate
Aug 8, 2013 Environmental Monitoring with Public Domain Satellites

Aug 8, 2013 • WNYC’s Leonard Lopate talks with SkyTruth president, John Amos, about using public domain satellite imagery, such as Landsat, to monitor the environment. SkyTruth uses all types of satellite imagery to monitor [...]

May 9, 2013 Landsat Images Provide the Gold Standard for New Earth Applications

May 9, 2013 • Images from Landsat satellites provided free to the public by the Department of the Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey were the starting points for “a new breakthrough” reported today by Time and announced on the Official [...]

Feb 1, 2013 Landsat Monitors Chesapeake Bay Change

Feb 1, 2013 • Landsat is a critical and invaluable tool for characterizing the landscape and mapping it over time. Landsat data provides a baseline of observations for science about how human activities on the land affect water quality, [...]

Jan 14, 2013 Sensing Forest Disturbance: Landsat Sees Insect Outbreaks From Space

Jan 14, 2013 • A new way of studying and visualizing Earth science data from a NASA and U.S. Geological Survey satellite program is resulting in, for the first time, the ability to tease out the small events that can cause big changes in an [...]