This year, AMS meeting-goers had an opportunity to learn more about Landsat, its data, and its applications at the NASA Exhibit Booth.
A delve into Landsat-based studies revealing the environmental impact of river mining, the decline in global lake water levels, and the risks of rising sea levels on coastal habitats. Plus, a sneak peek at what the future of the Landsat program holds with the introduction of Landsat Next.
As the world looks for sustainable solutions, a system tapping into Landsat data for water management has passed a critical test.
A new, comprehensive analysis of satellite data finds that majority of glaciers on the landmass have retreated significantly.
The 2023 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (AGU23) was held in San Francisco, California, from December 11-15. The Landsat program has repeatedly had a strong presence at AGU meetings and it occupied a prominent position among presenters at AGU23.
The Landsat 2030 International Partnership Initiative will enhance U.S. and partner governments’ ability to sustainably manage their land, surface water and resource use.
Using satellite data, including Landsat, Griffith University researchers found that less than 13 percent of the endangered greater gliders’ habitat in Queensland is protected.
When Landsat’s vast decades-long archive is combined with data from other instruments it can provide amazing insight into how our world is evolving with us and around us. Here are some of the ways Landsat and GEDI data are being harnessed to help us better understand the complex relationship between humanity and nature.
The Pale Blue Dot Visualization Challenge—aimed at making Earth observation data accessible to everyone—has officially kicked off.
At a recent Group on Earth Observations Ministerial Summit, DOI Assistant Secretary Cantor and USGS Director Applegate highlighted the Landsat program.
While floating algae, emergent aquatic vegetation, and historic surface scum can be tracked throughout the Landsat record, researchers warn data users that older Landsat sensors lack the precision needed to be used for water-column studies.
On Saturday, October 14, 2023, regions of North, Central, and South America experienced an annular solar eclipse. Through the Earth to Sky Partnership, NASA coordinated with Mesa Verde National Park to host a series of outreach events.
One way to better understand the science and technology behind Landsat’s spectral measurements is to build a spectrometer. This past summer, two local high school students did just that.
Safeguarding freshwater resources is crucial, and while scientists use a variety of ground-based techniques to gauge water quality, the Landsat program has provided water quality data from orbit for decades.
Join the STELLA team on September 19, 2023, to hear the the latest and greatest about the STELLA handheld spectrometer, a DIY instrument that helps you understand how Landsat works.
The Jane Goodall Institute has been working with NASA and using Earth science satellite imagery and data—including Landsat (NASA/USGS)—in its chimpanzee and forest conservation efforts in Africa, particularly the Gombe region.
The Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center celebrated its 50th anniversary in August. Learn more about the EROS Center, the anniversary celebration, and the Landsat-related outreach activities at the event—with a spotlight on STELLA, a DIY spectrometer.
Landsat Next is on the horizon—the new mission will not only ensure continuity of the longest space-based record of Earth’s land surface, it will fundamentally transform the breadth and depth of actionable information freely available to end users. Take a look at the new capabilities that will define the next Landsat mission.
Awe-inspiring NASA visuals combined with the might of a live symphonic orchestra last week in “Cosmic Cycles,” a multimedia collaboration among the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, the National Philharmonic, and composer Henry Dehlinger. A transformative project showcasing the beauty and power of the marriage between music and science.
Opening the Landsat archive has benefited science and society.
Open science principles are being leveraged in a variety of NASA programs, including NeMO-Net, Landsat, and the SERVIR program, which are using artificial intelligence, satellite imagery, and machine learning to better understand and protect our planet’s ecosystems.
Washington-Allen is a longtime Landsat data user working towards drylands restoration and sustainability solutions.
Virginia T. Norwood, a founding figure in the field of satellite land imaging, died on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at age 96.