Policy makers and science and industry representatives are discussing how to make large amounts of Earth observation (EO) data accessible to a wider user community.
Landsat satellites were designed to gather images of Earth’s land surfaces, but during the last four decades, the satellites also have been useful for observing blue parts of the planet.
A Georgia Tech University researcher is exploring the potential for using Earth observation drones to supplement the Georgia Department of Transportation’s network of traffic cameras.
During a 15-hour period, the storm system, comprising bands of fast-moving thunderstorms, generated nearly 400 reports of damaging thunderstorm winds. Here’s a peek below the clouds.
A NASA scientist, employing a breakthrough satellite sensor technique to track “understory” fires, poses the question: “Will we see a gradual transition from [Amazon] forest to savanna over time?”
Using satellite data to find areas of thermal updraft to fly gliders is just one of the innovative ideas developed recently in Frascati, Italy, to bring Earth observation to the everyday user.
The U.S. Geological Survey’s first Nevada drone mission will count sheep and deer within the Desert National Wildlife Refuge north of Las Vegas.
Swiss airborne mapping company Leica Geosystems has teamed with German unmanned aircraft system (UAS) manufacturer Aibotix to create a one-stop shop for infrastructure inspection and mapping.
Although wildlife and humans have competed for resources on India’s Sigur Plateau for centuries, satellite images illustrate why the situation has grown particularly tense in recent years.
Entries are being accepted by the European Space Agency’s Copernicus Masters competition for ideas in nine categories on how Earth observation data can benefit business and society.