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: 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
Date published: January 11, 2021
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 41 – Albedo

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 about reflected surface radiation and how satellites track it.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: December 14, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 40 – Landsat Collection 2

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 a Collections strategy boosts the value of the Landsat archive.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: September 8, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 33 – Global Land Change

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 global land cover and land change mapping.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: August 21, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 32 – Lunar Calibration

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 calibration teams use the surface of the moon and unchanging landscapes to improve Landsat data.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: August 7, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 31 – Landsat 7 Flight Operations

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 about the stellar flight operations record of the team in charge of Landsat 7.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: July 10, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 29 – Tracking Landscape Change with LCMAP

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 an exciting new initiative to track landscape change in the U.S.

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: June 29, 2020
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 28 – Peer Reviews

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 remote sensing bolstered its credibility through the strength of rigorous peer review.

Contacts: Janice Nelson