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February 6, 2013

Emerging Markets Driving Long-Term Earth Observation Growth

Emerging Markets Driving Long-Term  Earth Observation Growth  By Adam Keith, director, Space, Euroconsult (www.euroconsult-ec.com), Montreal. Growth can be seen at each level of the global Earth observation (EO) value chain, from manufacturing, launch and data to services, despite strong budget pressures—particularly in North America and Europe. The number of EO satellites launched continues to grow. Excluding meteorology

December 11, 2012

U.S. Environmental Intelligence Efforts Need Leadership

U.S. Environmental Intelligence  Efforts Need Leadership By Nancy Colleton, president, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (http://strategies.org), Arlington, Va.   There’s nothing like a 70-mph wind gust to get your attention. It seems like only yesterday I found myself writing about the hottest July ever recorded in the United States and how it was impacting U.S.

October 4, 2012

Disaster Response Efforts Highlight the Value of Relationships

Disaster Response Efforts Highlight the Value of Relationships By M. Karen Walker, contractor, Office of Corporate Communications, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (www.nga.mil), Bethesda, Md. The U.S. response toHaiti’s January 2010 earthquake in demonstrated the life-saving power of governmental, private-sector and nongovernmental organizations working together during disaster response. Thanks to an emerging group of organizations loosely called Volunteer Technical Communities (VTCs)—such as the International

July 18, 2012

High-Resolution Satellite Imagery—Can Funding Keep Pace With Technology?

High-Resolution Satellite Imagery— Can Funding Keep Pace With Technology? By Ian Dowman, professor emeritus, University College London, and author of High-Resolution Optical Satellite Imagery, available from Whittles Publishing (www.whittlespublishing.com) and in North America from CRC Press (www.crcpress.com).   The acquisition of high-resolution images from satellites has developed at a rapid pace since GeoEye launched Ikonos

July 10, 2011

Who Uses Landsat Satellite Imagery?

Who Uses Landsat Satellite Imagery? By John R. Hughes, editorial director, Earth Imaging Journal (http://www.eijournal.com/), Greeley, Colo. Exactly who uses Landsat satellite imagery and what value do they derive from the information? In the first study of its kind, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) investigators at the Fort Collins (Colo.) Science Center surveyed a broad cross

July 9, 2011

Who Uses Landsat Satellite Imagery?

Industry Insights By John R. Hughes, editorial director, Earth Imaging Journal (www.eijournal.com), Greeley, Colo. Exactly who uses Landsat satellite imagery and what value do they derive from the information? In the first study of its kind, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) investigators at the Fort Collins (Colo.) Science Center surveyed a broad cross section of Landsat

April 9, 2011

What’s So Hard About Stopping Piracy?

By Laurence Smallman, defense research analyst, RAND Corp. (www.rand.org), Arlington, Va. The recent killing of American hostages by Somali pirates perhaps has set aside any Robin Hood-like notions that some may have had about the intent, determination, and ruthlessness of modern pirates. Pirates, Somali or otherwise, are considered “enemies of all mankind” for good reason,

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