Alan Belward and his colleagues at the European Commission’s Joint Research Center have used over three decades of Landsat data to map surface water trends globally. This project was possible thanks to the long, freely available Landsat data record and the processing power of Google Earth Engine.
+ USGS Video: Landsat in Action—Interview with Alan Belward
+ Mapping the World’s Most Precious Resource: Landsat Science Team Member Gives Surface Water TEDx Talk
+ Landsat Maps Global Surface Water
New research uses Landsat observations and advanced computing to chronicle wetlands lost (and found) around the globe.