In Micronesia, the nation of Palau is building sustainable aquaculture farms in the ocean with the help of satellites.
For over 30 years, Dr. Beach, aka Dr. Stephen Leatherman, a professor and coast geomorphologist at Florida International University, has created a Top 10 Beach list based on criteria including water and sand quality, safety, and management. You can find his 2021 picks here and see how Landsat views them as well.
'Green tides' of algae have wreaked havoc across the coastlines of Brittany, France, for half a century due to high levels of agricultural runoff. With efforts to reduce these underway, a new technique using over three decades of satellite images highlights the extent of the continuing problem.
Putting NASA and USGS satellite information at farmers’ fingertips leads to less water use and better crop yields in South Asia.
Harmful algal blooms pose a health risk to fish and other wildlife as well as humans; satellites, including Landsat, are helping public health officials keep people safe.
Landsat helps water resource managers know where to look for dangerous algal blooms in Utah lakes.
Most of Northern California’s kelp forest ecosystem is gone, replaced by widespread ‘urchin barrens’ that may persist long into the future, according to a new study.
Lidar measurements of surface water level combined with Landsat-based surface water maps have enabled the first quantification of how humans impact the water cycle.
Vegetation cover along the Kuiseb River in the Namib Desert has increased over the last 35 years, Landsat has helped show.