Dr. Sam N. Goward, the former Landsat 7 Science Team Leader and a Professor of Geography at the University of Maryland, received the 2006 USGS John Wesley Powell Award today at USGS Headquarters in Reston, Virginia.

Goward was awarded for his significant role in increasing public awareness of the USGS mission, helping the Geography Discipline prepare for the next generation of Earth-observing satellites, educating students in the science of remote sensing, and aiding the USGS in their effort to improve Landsat data products.

Read Dr. Goward’s bio