Landsat image from Beck video
Aug 17, 2020‘Hyperlife’ Video from Beck/NASA Collaboration Features Landsat 8

In Beck’s “Hyperlife” video, the abstract beauty of our planet morphs from geographic location to location with the flow of the etherial track.

Virginia Norwood, 1963
Aug 7, 2020Virginia T. Norwood: The Mother of Landsat

We have Virginia Norwood to thank for the design and engineering that made the Landsat program a success and set the path for modern Earth observation.

Liza Goldberg
Jul 28, 2020Student Liza Goldberg Uses National Geographic Young Explorers Grant to Bring Satellite Imagery into Classrooms

Goldberg will launch Cloud to Classroom, an innovative project that uses satellite imagery to help K-12 classrooms understand global environmental change through remote sensing. 

Cousteau and his team during the experiment
Jul 21, 2020Chasing Satellites with Jacques Cousteau

In August 1975, Jacques Cousteau and his divers helped determine if Landsat could measure the depth of shallow ocean waters.

Dr. Lagomasino in the field
Jun 25, 2020Meet Dr. David Lagomasino

Coastal ecosystems are some of Earth’s most biologically diverse environments, especially coastal mangrove forests. Dr. Lagomasino uses Earth observing data to study these vital biomes.

Eric Bullock
May 28, 2020Meet Dr. Eric Bullock

Dr. Eric Bullock uses Earth observation data to explore the consequences of land use and land cover change in high biodiversity areas.

Zhe Zhu
Dec 11, 2019Meet the Researcher: Zhe Zhu, Natural Resources and the Environment

Zhe Zhu has dedicated his research career to learning what’s happening on our planet from satellite images of Earth.

Tom Loveland
Oct 8, 2019Pecora Award Honors Excellence in Earth Observation, Including Former Landsat Science Team Leader

The 2019 Pecora Award recipients include former Landsat Science Team leader Thomas R. Loveland and the Terra Science and Flight Operations Team.

award drawing
Jun 7, 2019RIT Scientists Recognized for Solving Issue with Landsat 8 TIRS Instrument

Aaron Gerace and Matthew Montanaro earned the 2019 USGIF Academic Achievement Award for their work on the Landsat 8 TIRS stray-light issue.

Feng Gao
May 29, 2019Landsat Science Team Member Feng Gao Wins 2018 Arthur S. Flemming Award

Dr. Gao has been awarded in recognition of his original research in the application of remote sensing for crop and vegetation monitoring.

Barbara J. Ryan
Apr 29, 2019Barbara Ryan Wins 2018 Pecora Award

Barb Ryan was recognized with the individual Pecora award for her outstanding contributions as a scientist and visionary leader for advancing the global use of remote sensing through championing data democratization.

Landsat data use and publications through time
Mar 20, 2019Landsat Science Team Members Support the Free and Open Landsat Data Policy

The resounding takeaway from a recent paper authored by Landsat Science Team members: Keep Landsat data free and open.

Valerie Thomas with CCTs
Feb 28, 2019A Face Behind Landsat Images: Meet Dr. Valerie L. Thomas

Thomas managed the development of early Landsat image processing software systems and became the resident expert on the Computer Compatible Tapes that were used to store early Landsat imagery.

C.J. Loria
Feb 19, 2019Loria Named New EROS Center Director

C.J. Loria will oversee Landsat satellite and Earth imaging operations.

Landsat poetry
Dec 13, 2018A Geospatial Poem for the Ages

Poetry and the arts can humanize science.

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.

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

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

NPS Kenai Fjords map
May 8, 2018National Park Service Cartographer Tom Patterson Talks Landsat

National Park Service cartographer Tom Patterson’s mapmaking process often incorporates information from Landsat.

Jeff Masek
Apr 23, 2018USGS Video: Landsat in Action—The Accuracy of Landsat with Jeff Masek

Landsat 9 Project Scientist Jeff Masek discusses the ways Landsat data is used and how important it is to have high quality data.

Patrick Hostert
Apr 18, 2018USGS Video: Landsat in Action—Studying Phenology with Patrick Hostert

Patrick Hostert from the University of Berlin discusses the value of Landsat’s long archive to studying phenology.