Every summer in New Zealand, recreational swimming in Okawa Bay is often prohibited because of toxic algal blooms. According to a Jan. 20 article in the New Zealand Herald, Waikato University biologist Brendan Hicks is using Landsat data to both map historical water quality deterioration and to monitor the effects of recent mitigation measures on water quality improvement.
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International Relations: Landsat on the Agenda
Strengthened cooperation between the United States and the Philippines to include bilateral cooperation on the Landsat Program, according to White House fact sheet.