Mapping, Remote Sensing, and Geospatial Data

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Date published: November 1, 2016

Global Food Security-Support Analysis Data at 30 m (GFSAD30)

Using remote sensing data, especially Landsat data to map cropland extent, and crop types, to support managing water supplies for both energy and food production to ensure global food security.

Date published: September 15, 2016
Status: Active

Northeast Region Coastal Science Capabilities Team

The USGS has developed significant expertise for a range of scientific disciplines required to understand and respond to the rapidly changing dynamics of coastal communities and ecosystems of the Northeast coastal region. By combining that expertise in a capability team focused on coastal issues, the USGS could provide critical new science products for supporting important management decisions...

Contacts: Peter Murdoch
Date published: August 17, 2016
Status: Active

Negotiation Skills for Natural Resource Professionals: Building a Foundation

The Fort Collins Science Center's Social and Economic Analysis (SEA) Branch has been conducting and publishing research on multi-party natural resource negotiation since the 1980s. This research has led to the development of the basic negotiation training courses. This course is a mix of lecture, hands-on training, and discussion. Please join us and other natural resource professionals facing ...

Date published: August 10, 2016
Status: Active

Case Studies of Landsat Imagery Use

Having access to Landsat imagery provides the irreplaceable opportunity to observe landscape change on a long-term and global scale. These featured case studies demonstrate the value of Landsat imagery by providing specific examples of how people around the world are using the data to answer meaningful questions.

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Contacts: Crista Straub
Date published: August 10, 2016
Status: Active

Surveys of Landsat Users

The social scientists at the Fort Collins Science Center have conducted the following three surveys that identify the users of Landsat imagery, describe the variety of applications it’s used for, and gauge the value of the data.

Contacts: Holly Miller
Date published: August 10, 2016

Landsat Imagery: A Unique Resource

The Landsat study is a project initiated by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Land Remote Sensing Program, the USGS Fort Collins Science Center’s Social and Economic Analysis (SEA) Branch is conducting a study to investigate the users, uses, and benefits of Landsat imagery. The goals of this study are to (1) identify and classify Landsat imagery users, (2) better understand the specific uses of the...

Contacts: Holly Miller
Date published: July 27, 2016
Status: Active

Delineation of the Hydrogeologic Framework and Saltwater-Freshwater Interface and Determination of Water-Supply Sustainability of Long Island, New York

Problem Long Island’s sole-source aquifer system, which includes the Lloyd, Magothy, Jameco, and upper glacial aquifers, supplies groundwater to over 2.8 million people. As a coastal aquifer system, it is susceptible to saltwater intrusion. Past pumpage and sewering (fig. 1) resulted in increased salinity in most aquifers in all counties (Buxton and Shernoff, 1999; Misut and others, 2004;...

Date published: July 12, 2016
Status: Active

Strategies and Tactics for the Experienced Natural Resource Negotiator

USGS's Social and Economic Analysis Branch at the Fort Collins Science Center offers an advanced negotiation training course each year. This group has been conducting and publishing research on multi-party natural resource negotiation since the 1980s. This research has led to the development of the "Strategies and Tactics for Experienced Natural Resource Negotiator" course. The course includes...

Date published: July 5, 2016

Resource for Advanced Modeling (RAM)

Branch scientists have developed the Resource for Advanced Modeling (RAM), a modeling facility for collaborative research both within the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and with the wider research community. The facility provides a collaborative working environment for up to 20 scientists from within the USGS and the wider research community. There are networked, wireless computing facilities...

Date published: July 4, 2016
Status: Active

Developing Ecological Forecasting Models for Invasive Species

Forecasts of where species might be and what impacts they may have are necessary for management of invasive species.  Researchers at FORT are using various approaches to provided needed information to resource managers to combat invasive plants, animals, and disease organisms.

Date published: June 27, 2016
Status: Active

Surface Disturbance and Reclamation Tracking Tool (SDARTT)

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have partnered to create the Surface Disturbance Analysis and Reclamation Tracking Tool (SDARTT). SDARTT is to be the national repository for and analysis tool of disturbance data pertaining to public land operations for the BLM. Users will upload disturbance and reclamation data to SDARTT to map, analyze, and...

Contacts: Gail Montgomery
Date published: May 12, 2016

USGS Radar Research

Under the Science tab you will find a list of USGS Radar research.  

Contacts: Robb Diehl