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February 8, 2012 - Dr. Alan Belward discusses the value of Landsat.

Alan Belward, head of the Land Resource Management Unit with the Institute for Environment and Sustainability at the European Commission's Joint Research Center, talks about why Landsat is important to global forest mapping.

Dr. Belward states that Landsat is a unique tool because of its 40-year time span, its archive of global images, and its free and open access. To hear the complete interview, visit EarthSky.