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The View from Space: Landsat’s Role in Tracking Forty Years of Global Changes

This Science Feature can be found at: http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_science_pick/the-view-from-space/

Flyer for the February 2012 Public Lecture: The View from SpaceFor nearly 40 years, Landsat and other Earth observing satellites have been silently orbiting the globe collecting high quality images that document the condition of our changing planet. These remote sensing images provide an unprecedented long-term, impartial view of the Earth’s cities and natural resources. Join us on February 1 to view the Earth from space, and discuss the profound impact Landsat has on many facets of our economy, safety, and environment.
Time: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 • 7-8pm
Speaker: Dr. Thomas R. Loveland
Location: 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20192
Phone:  703-648-4748
Please Note: This event takes place at a Federal Facility — Photo Id is Required

FREE and Open to the Public

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Requests for accommodations (i.e. sign language interpreting) require notice at least two weeks before the event. Please email jcorley@usgs.gov or call 703-648-7770.

The USGS public lectures are held monthly in Reston, Virginia. These evening events are free to the public and intended to familiarize a general audience with science issues that are meaningful to their daily lives. USGS speakers are selected for their ability and enthusiasm to share their expertise with an audience that may be unfamiliar with the topic; speakers are encouraged to thoroughly explain the subject matter and to define any words or terms that may be unfamiliar.
The USGS lecture series provides the public an opportunity to interact with USGS scientists and ask questions about recent developments in Natural Hazards; Water; Energy Minerals and Environmental Health; Climate and Land Use Change; Ecosystems; and Core Science Systems. Ultimately, the goal is to create a better understanding of the importance and value of USGS science in action.