Oct 26, 2009Landsat Ground Station Operations Working Group 38 Meeting Held

Contributor: Steven T. Labahn, USGS This year’s Landsat Ground Station Operators Working Group (LGSOWG#38) meeting was held in Berlin, Germany, September 28–October 5, 2009. The meeting was jointly organized by the USGS and NASA and was hosted by the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Participants from 11 countries, including members of the USGS Landsat and Landsat […]

Oct 20, 2009GEO Announces New Annual Assessments of Forest Carbon

Source: Group on Earth Observations “The only way to measure forests efficiently is from space,” Group on Earth Observations (GEO) director, José Achache said referring to the group’s goal to make annual assessments of forest carbon stocks using a range of satellite imagery. Deforestation contributes to nearly a fifth of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. To stem […]

Oct 2, 2009Brazil’s Space Agency Passes a Million Satellite Images Distributed for Free

Brazil’s Space Agency, National Institute for Space Research (INPE), passed a million images distributed for free on Sept. 29, 2009. INPE began to offer free CBERS-2 data in June 2008 and later added free Landsat data. Brazil has been receiving Landsat data since 1973 from its Cuiabá ground station. Of the million freely INPE-distributed satellite […]

Oct 1, 2009USGS Scientists Survey Users of Moderate-Resolution Satellite Imagery

Source: USGS Understanding the benefits and value of the imagery provided by moderate-resolution satellites, such as Landsat, is essential as future land-imaging initiatives move forward. To identify the importance of these images, USGS researchers are conducting a comprehensive, Web-based survey of nearly 4,000 moderate-resolution imagery users. The survey, initiated by the USGS Land Remote Sensing […]