April 2006


Mesopotamian marshes
Apr 6, 2006Supporting Restoration of the “Garden of Eden”: Mesopotamian Wetlands

Contributor: Jeff Masek The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) has undertaken an assessment of the recent dramatic decline in some unique Mesopotamian marshes, and has relied heavily on Landsat data for their mapping. The Mesopotamian [...]

Landsat-derived record of increasing urbanization
Apr 6, 2006Planning for Restoration of Chesapeake Bay

Contributor: Scott Goetz After years of scientific research, policy analysis, public education, and substantial sums of money spent, restoration of Chesapeake Bay remains a challenge. Few of the indicators of habitat, fisheries, or water quality [...]

Florida Keys coral reefs
Apr 6, 2006Mapping Coral Reefs

Not long ago, people searching for coral reefs traveled by boat or plane, and relied on notes from captains who spotted them on voyages in the 1800s.  Knowing the location and distribution of reefs is important for exploring their role in the [...]