- On Friday, March 26th, the U.S. Geological Survey held a Congressional briefing on the Landsat Program at the Rayburn House Office Bldg. in Washington, D.C. The briefing, co-hosted by ASPRS, featured presentations by Tony Willardson of the Western States Water Council, Randy Wynne from Virginia Tech, and Bryant Cramer, the Associate Director of the Geography division of USGS. The presenters gave examples of Landsat’s importance as an impartial, timely information source on land conditions and the necessity of such information in the fields of global change research, agriculture, forestry, and regional planning.
The world has lost 561 square miles (1,453 square kilometers) of salt marshes over the past 20 years.