Quotes to Note
"I’m grateful that NASA, USGS, and scientists like William Pecora had the foresight to begin collecting Earth observations a half century ago."
"The first step of ecosystem accounting is to actually map the dynamics of ecosystems over time."
"I do sleep, but I dream of Landsat!"
"Without Landsat, we’d still be in the Dark Ages of tracking global forest carbon using spreadsheet models."
"The Landsat Program continues to be one of the most valuable, respected, and referenced Earth observation programs in the world."
"That is one cool thing about Landsat... people are always finding new applications."
"[Landsat] became freely available in 2008 and I think that that completely changed how we are able to use this type of data for decision making."
"This global census can help identify other lakes in need of monitoring or remediation, Dr. Shugar said. 'We hope that it allows governments to see where the hot spots might be for glacial lakes growing in the future.'"
"Whether it’s since 1985 or 2000, we see this greening of the Arctic evident in the Landsat record."
"LANDFIRE is the only complete, nationally consistent collection of spatial resource datasets with an ecological foundation."
"The success of a mission, and the societal benefits it creates, relies on many factors, including design, manufacture, launch, and operation of the sensor. However, it also includes data acquisition, accessibility, availability, and continuity, all of which are embodied by the Landsat program."
"There is no other asset in the sky that can show us what Landsat does in terms of the effect of this eruption and also the effect of recovery following the eruption."