INTRIGUING IMAGE OF THE WEEK
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS & TRENDS
- Pecora Award Recognizes Excellence in Earth Observation
Dr. Curtis E. Woodcock, a longtime innovator in space-based Earth observation at Boston University, and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) team, which paved the way for the next generation of satellite precipitation observations, received the 2016 William T. Pecora Award for achievement in Earth remote sensing.
- Satellites Chronicle Forest Loss in Cambodia
Between 2001 and 2014, the annual forest loss rate in Cambodia increased by 14.4 percent: a total of 1.44 million hectares—5,560 square miles—of forest. In broad swaths of the country, densely forested landscapes—even those in protected areas—have been clear-cut during the last decade for rubber plantations and timber.
- Scientists Use Satellites to Study Bird-Killing Bacteria
Around Lake Thurmond, a large reservoir that straddles Georgia and South Carolina, something’s not right with the birds. The lake is full of vegetation—particularly an invasive aquatic plant known as Hydrilla verticillata—and the area is full of birds that are distressed or dying.
- Swarm Satellites Discover ‘Jet Stream’ in Earth’s Core
Using data from the European Space Agency’s three Swarm satellites—which measure the different magnetic fields that stem from Earth’s core, mantle, crust, oceans, ionosphere and magnetosphere—scientists discovered a jet stream deep below Earth’s surface that’s increasing in speed.
- RapidSOS and Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure Partner to Equip 9-1-1 Centers with Accurate Location from Smartphone Callers
- Velodyne LiDAR Opens Megafactory in San Jose for Large-Scale Production of 3D LiDAR Sensors
- Airbus Ready to Ship Aeolus for Final Testing Ahead of Launch
- Dates and Venues Unveiled For GeoDATA 2017 Showcase Series