Quotes to Note

“Landsat 9 is really a land imaging cornerstone in guaranteeing that we’ll continue to have the types of surface measurements that we’ve had for nearly 50 years, and I think that’s significant. The user community that has developed science and application advancements around Landsat 8 will now get two observatories that are nearly identical, and we can expect to have a high-quality and reliable data stream for the next 10-plus years while Landsat continues to evolve into the future.”

— Chris Crawford, Landsat Project Scientist (USGS)
December 16, 2021 •

Landsat 9 to Provide a Wealth of Data to Landsat Archive

“Landsat’s free and open data policy allows our coastline mapping methods to be easily scaled up and applied to other coastal regions, lowering barriers to understanding recent patterns and processes of coastal change globally.”

— Robbi Bishop-Taylor, Geoscience Australia coastal Earth observation scientist
December 14, 2021 •

Shifting Shores of the Australian Continent Mapped with Landsat

“The Landsat program provides an unparalleled historical record of coastal observations that captures how the world’s coastlines have changed over time in incredible detail. “Being able to access decades of regularly acquired and consistently calibrated Landsat data for even the most remote and inaccessible regions of Australia has been critical for our shoreline mapping method.”

— Robbi Bishop-Taylor, Geoscience Australia coastal Earth observation scientist
December 14, 2021 •

Shifting Shores of the Australian Continent Mapped with Landsat

“The analysis enabled by Landsat heat data provides a foundation for planning and problem solving. Without the data, we’re just guessing about what interventions work best to mitigate hot spots… unraveling the complexity of urban heat will ultimately help us build better cities and improve residents’ quality of life.”

— Jamie Ponce, executive director of Civic Infrastructure Collaborative
December 1, 2021 •

“We need to drive towards building sustainable cities and human settlements, and this depends on how well we measure these areas and how well we can predict the growth in all these cities in the future. I believe Earth observation and geospatial technologies give us the tools needed in order for us to grow in this direction.”

— Robert Ndugwa, Chief of Data & Analytics, UN-Habitat
November 11, 2021 •
“The [Landsat-informed] World Settlement Footprint is a great example on how we can mobilize the data revolution for the benefits of all countries and cities, leaving no one behind, which is one of the leitmotifs of the 2030 agenda on sustainable development.”
— Marc Paganini, ESA
November 11, 2021 •
— Chris Crawford, Landsat Project Scientist (USGS)
December 16, 2021 •

Landsat 9 to Provide a Wealth of Data to Landsat Archive

— Robbi Bishop-Taylor, Geoscience Australia coastal Earth observation scientist
December 14, 2021 •

Shifting Shores of the Australian Continent Mapped with Landsat

— Robbi Bishop-Taylor, Geoscience Australia coastal Earth observation scientist
December 14, 2021 •

Shifting Shores of the Australian Continent Mapped with Landsat

“The analysis enabled by Landsat heat data provides a foundation for planning and problem solving. Without the data, we’re just guessing about what interventions work best to mitigate hot spots… unraveling the complexity of urban heat will ultimately help us build better cities and improve residents’ quality of life.”
— Jamie Ponce, executive director of Civic Infrastructure Collaborative
December 1, 2021 •
“We need to drive towards building sustainable cities and human settlements, and this depends on how well we measure these areas and how well we can predict the growth in all these cities in the future. I believe Earth observation and geospatial technologies give us the tools needed in order for us to grow in this direction.”
— Robert Ndugwa, Chief of Data & Analytics, UN-Habitat
November 11, 2021 •
“The [Landsat-informed] World Settlement Footprint is a great example on how we can mobilize the data revolution for the benefits of all countries and cities, leaving no one behind, which is one of the leitmotifs of the 2030 agenda on sustainable development.”
— Marc Paganini, ESA
November 11, 2021 •