Landsat Missions

Education

Landsat education and outreach resources can be used by students, teachers, and the general public to further understand the fundamentals of remote sensing, Landsat technology, and how practical applications of Landsat data are helping specialists manage Earth’s natural resources for a growing world population.

Remote Sensing Classroom

Remote Sensing Classroom

The USGS/EROS remote sensing classroom provides Landsat-based lesson plans on Land Change and Urban growth.  Students will use Landsat images to better understand how scientists use satellite images to study the changing earth.

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Resources for Teachers

Resources for Teachers

Browse thousands of ideas for USGS resources in elementary, secondary, university, and informal education settings.

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Date published: September 17, 2021
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 59 – Landsat 9 Ground System

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear how the USGS prepared for the launch of Landsat 9.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: August 23, 2021
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 57 – Landsat and the Great Lakes

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how Landsat can help monitor the health of the Great Lakes

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: August 9, 2021
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 56 – Modeling the Past to Plan for the Future

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how scientists built a map of pre-Colonial land cover in the U.S.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: July 26, 2021
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 55 – Urban Heat Islands of New York

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how New York City uses Landsat to pinpoint city hot spots.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: July 12, 2021
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 54 – National Land Cover Database 2019

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn about the latest land cover release from EROS.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: June 28, 2021
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 53 - Remapping Canada's Fire History

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how Landsat improved fire perimeter mapping in Canada.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: May 15, 2021
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 50 - Delaware River Basin

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn about mapping the past and the future across an East Coast river basin.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: April 1, 2021
Status: Active

Earth Observation Case Studies

Social scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Fort Collins Science Center – in collaboration with the USGS National Land Imaging Program – conduct Earth observation user case studies using qualitative research methods. This research enables them to investigate the value of Landsat data, and understand the wide variety of Landsat users. 

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Date published: March 19, 2021
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 46 – Deforestation and Forest Degradation

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear how Landsat can aid the study of deforestation around the world.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: February 8, 2021
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 43 - U.S.-Canada Water Use

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we about international cooperation in water use management.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: February 3, 2021
Status: Active

Landsat Benefits, State By State

From mapping wildfires and permafrost thaw in Alaska to tracking algal blooms and Gypsy moth invasions in Ohio, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Landsat Program offers an expansive list of benefits across all 50 States. Click the publications tab above to download each fact sheet!

Date published: January 25, 2021
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 42 – Rangelands of the U.S.

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear how Landsat helps monitor vulnerable rangelands in the Western U.S.

Contacts: Janice Nelson