November 19, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 19, 2015 — If you wanted to know whether shifts in the African climate during Paleolithic times correlated with the appearance and disappearance of hominin species, how would you find the answer? It’s a tricky question because of the massive amounts of noisy, complicated data you would need to analyze. Now researchers in
July 16, 2015
By Chris Crosiar, Office of Basic and Applied Research, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (www.nga.mil), Springfield, Va. In my experience as a research and development scientist at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, I recall a time when the mention of climate change was so taboo, analysts could only reference “an environmental anomaly.” Times have changed. During the last
April 29, 2015
Dewberry developed a new Wildfire Risk Model that incorporates dozens of layers of geospatial information to assess and communicate wildfire risk. The tool will come in handy for local, state and federal agencies as well as insurance companies and homeowners.
April 14, 2015
Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey analyzed nearly 30 years of Landsat Earth observation data over 3,216 square miles of southwestern Wyoming to forecast sagebrush habitat to the year 2050. The exercise was precipitated by the consideration under way for listing the sage grouse as a threatened or endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
February 15, 2015
The Copernicus Climate Change, Marine Environment and Atmosphere Monitoring services will start operations in 2015. Hence, three Delegation Agreements, for the implementation and management of the services, have been signed by the European Commission and the service operators (Mercator Océan and ECMWF). In addition, the role of the European Environment Agency (EEA) was consolidated as
February 10, 2015
The Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden recently received a research grant from the Knowledge Foundation to improve remote sensing imaging tools to better monitor climate change.
January 20, 2015
The U.S. Department of the Interior recently announced 50 new research projects with universities and other partners, awarding nearly $6 million for inquiries into the effects of climate change and community preparedness.
December 13, 2014
By Jason Moll, Office of Corporate Communications, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Although the United States has had an interest in the Arctic since it purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867, climate change has caused national leaders to develop new policies and strategies for the region. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has a key role in fulfilling the nation’s Arctic strategies because of its mission and ability to understand the land, sea and human activity.
November 18, 2014
Today, in advance of a White House meeting with members of the President’s State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, the Administration launched the first phase of the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit called for in President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit is a website (toolkit.climate.gov) developed by
November 12, 2014
BRUSSELS, Nov. 11, 2014—A ground-breaking agreement was signed in Brussels today between the European Commission and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). This agreement means that ECMWF will be managing the Copernicus Climate Change and Atmosphere Monitoring Services. The European Union’s flagship Copernicus programme ensures operational monitoring of the atmosphere, oceans, and continental surfaces, and