Tolhuaca National Park
Nov 13, 2018Looking at Burn Severity and Post-Fire Forest Regeneration in Chile’s Andean Cordillera, Home to the Monkey Puzzle Tree

The first study that connects field-measured data with satellite-derived burn severity in this corner of the world.

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Oct 25, 2018“Landsat 10-Era” Concepts Wanted

NASA and USGS are seeking information on system concepts and innovative approaches for its second Sustainable Land Imaging Architecture Study.

Tim Newman, USGS
Oct 24, 2018Q&A with Tim Newman: A USGS Look at Landsat’s Potential Future

Source: USGS EROS Oct 24, 2018 • When it comes to the business of acquiring remotely sensed data, of preserving that data and providing a portal to it, National Land Imaging Program Coordinator Tim Newman is a man with a focus. With Landsat 9 seemingly well-funded and on schedule for a December 2020 launch, Newman’s […]

Landsat imagery of canyon
Oct 23, 2018AmericaView Secures 5-Year USGS National Land Imaging Grant

A five-year, $6.25 million dollar grant to support nationwide remote sensing education, outreach, and research has been granted to AmericaView.

L9 ground system review panel
Oct 22, 2018Review Panels Ensure USGS, NASA Don’t Pay ‘the Price of Failure’ with Landsat 9

Agencies like NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that commit multiple millions of dollars to put Landsat satellites into space need to know that the spacecraft, the sensors onboard, the ground system operating the satellite, and the launch vehicle are all designed and built the right way.

Lewis and Clark storymap image
Oct 15, 2018The Lewis and Clark Trail from Space

Explore the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail with an interactive storymap.

a smelly HAB
Oct 11, 2018Satellites on Toxic Algae Patrol

Increasingly, water managers are turning to satellites like Landsat to monitor inland waters.

Stephen Zahn preparing to speak at L9 Ground System review
Oct 4, 2018Landsat 9 Ground System Meets Design Criteria to Move Forward

Independent review panel unanimously agreed that the Landsat 9 Ground System Critical Design Review met all of the criteria for critical design.

Landsat 8 image of New Orleans and surrounding areas
Oct 1, 2018Earth Images Enable Near-Perfect Crop Predictions

Boston-based startup TellusLabs uses Landsat and MODIS images to predict corn and soy yields with remarkable accuracy.

Landsat 9 Ground System Critical Design Review
Sep 24, 2018Landsat 9 Ground System Critical Design Review

The Landsat 9 Ground System Critical Design Review (GCDR) is taking place September 24 & 25th in Brandon, South Dakota.

Hobet Coal Mine
Sep 17, 2018Upcoming ARSET Webinar: Change Detection for Land Cover Mapping

NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) group will be hosting a two-day data training webinar.

Landsat Science Team
Sep 15, 2018Summer 2018 Landsat Science Team Presentations Available

Summer 2018 Landsat Science Team presentations have been made available by USGS.

river winding through Amazonia
Sep 6, 2018Landsat Used To Predict Tree Species Distributions in Peruvian Lowland Amazonia

Researchers have succeeded in producing distribution maps for a selection of important tropical tree species in Peruvian lowland Amazonia.

Flinders River estuary at low tide
Sep 1, 2018Reading the Tides: Monitoring Estuarine Habitats in Northern Australia with Landsat

Australian researchers have used Landsat imagery to map coastal habitats critical to threatened and migratory species in northern Australia.

Landsat in Action
Sep 1, 2018USGS Video: Landsat in Action—Water Use with Molly Maupin and Gabriel Senay

Find out how Landsat imagery has been used by the National Water Census and in studying water use trends.

Osa Peninsula land use change
Aug 31, 2018Evaluating Effects of Land Use Change on Watershed Health and Carbon Sequestration in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula

This project used Landsat 5 and Landsat 8 data to create land use maps to analyze change in riparian case study areas.

Suwannee River entering Gulf of Mexico
Aug 30, 2018Where Rivers Meet the Sea—Envisioning Science with Landsat

A Landsat 8 image of the Suwannee River meeting the Gulf of Mexico took first place in this year’s Envisioning Science image competition held by NC State.

Landsat 9 Ground System Moves from Design to Development and Beyond
Aug 20, 2018Landsat 9 Ground System Moves from Design to Development and Beyond

The final Landsat 9 Ground System Critical Design Review is being hosted by USGS EROS at the end of September.

Large fire burn scar in Yellowstone after 1988 fires
Aug 20, 2018Landsat Sees 30 Years of Yellowstone Recovery from 1988 Fires

A combination of lightning, drought and human activity caused fires to scorch more than one-third of Yellowstone National Park in the summer of 1988.

fused data, vegetation health measurements
Aug 16, 2018Landsat Adds Value, Reliability to Cubesat Imagery

Landsat is a gold standard for calibration that adds value and reliability to other satellite systems.