rock outcropping on Fleming Glacier
Sep 25, 2017Wind, Warm Water Revved Up Melting Antarctic Glaciers

A NASA study has located the Antarctic glaciers that accelerated the fastest between 2008 and 2014 and finds that the most likely cause of their speedup is an observed influx of warm water into the bay where they’re located.

temporal revisit, i.e. data for HLS
Sep 8, 2017Latest Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 (HLS) Version Released

When Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 data are used together observations can be more timely and accurate.

Landsat 8 image, 1M+
May 31, 2017Landsat 8 Scenes Top 1 Million

As of today, there are now over 1 million Landsat 8 scenes available to download from the Landsat archive.

Magnetic Island intertidal zone
May 25, 2017Welcome to the Intertidal Zone:
Mapping Australia’s Coast with Landsat

Using 28 years of Landsat data, an Australian research team has created a continent-wide intertidal zone extent map for the whole of the Australian coast.

Mt. St. Helens, 37 Years of Recovery
May 18, 2017Mt. St. Helens, 37 Years of Recovery

In the decades since the Mount St. Helens eruption, scientists have studied the recovery of the ecosystem around the mountain using the Landsat series of satellites.

Chesapeake Bay tributary
May 2, 2017Revolutionizing Land Cover and Land Change Research

A new initiative called Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection provides definitive, timely information on how, why, and where the planet is changing.

RIT Researchers Win USGS Grant to Improve Landsat 8 Data
Mar 27, 2017RIT Researchers Win USGS Grant to Improve Landsat 8 Data

Rochester Institute of Technology researchers have won funding from the U.S. Geological Survey to ensure accurate temperature data from the Landsat 8 satellite. Climate researchers depend on public data from the Earth-sensing satellite to measure surface changes over time.

New “Landsat Collections” Help Facilitate Land Change Science
Mar 24, 2017New “Landsat Collections” Help Facilitate Land Change Science

Access to consistent high-quality images to study changes on Earth’s surface is getting easier.

Sentinel-2B Successfully Launches
Mar 7, 2017Sentinel-2B Successfully Launches

“This launch completes the Sentinel-2 constellation, providing a tremendous new resource for land management and science.”

Descartes Labs map site
Feb 9, 2017Descartes Labs Releases 3.1 Trillion Pixel Landsat 8 Mosaic

Descartes Labs released a 3.1-trillion pixel, cloud-free Landsat 8 composite image of the world along with two others based on the European Union’s Sentinel satellites on Feb. 6, 2017.

NASA remote sensing image
Jan 18, 2017Landsat-Related Webinar Offered by NASA ARSET

NASA ARSET is offering an advanced webinar that teaches you how to perform land cover classifications with Landsat data.

RI forest 2015
Nov 21, 2016Landsat 8 Shows Forest Cover in Rhode Island with Gypsy Moth Damage

Twin satellite views show gypsy moth destruction in Rhode Island.

possible cal sites
Nov 17, 2016A Discovery That May Make Daily Calibration Possible

A South Dakota State University research team led by imaging engineer Larry Leigh has completed the first worldwide search for new satellite calibration sites through a partnership with Google Earth. The one-year project was made possible through a $46,000 Google Earth Engine research award.

Aaron and Matt
Nov 16, 2016An Innovative Fix for Landsat 8 TIRS Imagery

Rochester Institute of Technology researchers have solved a problem nagging NASA’s Landsat 8 Earth-sensing satellite.

Txomin Hermosilla
Nov 1, 2016Visualizing Canada’s Forest Change, 1985–2011

A joint project of University of British Columbia and the Canadian Forest Service—made possible by free and open access to the Landsat archive—has characterized the changes to Canada’s forest between 1985 and 2012.

Landsat 2 WBVTR
Oct 11, 2016Imaging the Past

Today, we are getting richer and more plentiful information about Earth’s land surface than ever before. But amid all of this modern Earth observing splendor, one truism remains: No sensor can image the past.

Joe Morrison
Sep 26, 2016#Landsaturated

Government agencies, research universities, independent hackers, coding bootcamp grads, do-good dev shops, swarms of startups, and multi-billion dollar defense contractors are all furiously building Landsat Viewers.

global surface water map
Sep 1, 2016Tracking Surface Water Changes Over the Past 30 Years

The world has gained 115,000 km2 of water and 173,000 km2 of land over the past 30 years.

fisheye view of field team
Aug 24, 2016Linking Field and Space-Based Observations

A key component of the research is our ability to connect what we see on the ground with what we see from the sky via satellite imagery.

Lachlan Hurst
Aug 23, 2016ObservedEarth: A Talk with its Creator

Thanks to a software developer in Australia you can now easily browse through Landsat 8 images on your smartphone.