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Date published: November 8, 2019

Indigenous Artwork Celebrates USGS, Geoscience Australia Landsat Partnership

A multi-decade partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Geoscience Australia (GA) to monitor Earth’s landscapes using Landsat satellites now includes a new but also ancestral connection to their respective homelands.

Date published: October 28, 2019

JACIE Team Meets with Man who Inspired Satellite Compendium

The Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation (JACIE) recently released a compendium of Land Remote Sensing Satellites.

The need for a quick-reference guide to satellite sensors is important for plenty of reasons, but the circular points to one man in particular as an inspiration for...

Date published: October 21, 2019

Aerial Photo Scan Reveals Rare Image of Two Airplanes in Flight

Every work day at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, contractor Mike Austad pulls up a chair and begins scanning aerial photographs of the Earth’s surface into the massive public database that is EarthExplorer.

Date published: October 15, 2019

EROS Aids in Surveys of Greenhouse Gas-emitting Arctic Lakes

In the Arctic, there are lakes where the bubbles will burn.

The bubbles are filled with methane gas. The flammable archaeal belches form as microbes feast on stores of long-frozen organic matter, freed up for decomposition thanks to permafrost thawing somewhere deep beneath the lakebed.

Date published: October 10, 2019

New EROS Satellite Products, Research Begin to Detail Urban Hot Spots

Cities are hotter than countrysides. That much was known long before efforts began to quantify the urban heat island (UHI) effect with data points.

Date published: October 9, 2019

New Earth As Art Collection Now Available

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center is proud to announce the 6th addition to Earth As Art.

Date published: September 30, 2019

Sept 30 - New Landsat Update Special Issue: Collection 2 Sample Products

A new issue of the Landsat Update has been posted to the Landsat Missions website.

Date published: September 26, 2019

Visiting Scientists Will Bring EROS Water Monitoring Tools, Practices Home to Iraq

A group of four Iraqi scientists landed in Sioux Falls, SD recently to begin taking the final steps toward the fulfillment of a goal set in motion a decade ago for the Middle Eastern nation: A data-rich, self-sustaining water resource monitoring program.

Date published: September 20, 2019

EROS Has Request of Federal Agencies: Send Us Your UAS Data

With Federal agencies turning more and more to drone technology to help fight wildfires, map wildlife habitat, and monitor natural resources, the managers of the largest civilian archive of remotely sensed data on the planet have a simple request of them.

Send all that data from your Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to us.

Date published: September 12, 2019

GOFC-GOLD: Improving Global Forest Monitoring While Building Collegialism

After the storm, after Cyclone Idai exacted widespread death and destruction across Southeast Africa in March 2019, Dominick Kwesha turned to his friends at the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center for assistance.

Date published: September 9, 2019

USGS EROS Launches ‘Eyes on Earth’ podcast

Satellite data is everywhere. It’s in the swirling clouds of the nightly news weather forecasts and the land surface maps beneath them. It’s in our pockets, showing up as base layers in smartphone mapping applications.