May 2, 2017
The European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite collected this image of the Bering Sea, north of the Alaska Peninsula, on March 26, 2017.
July 11, 2016
Although Alaska contains vast mineral deposits, its size and remoteness have prohibited study and extraction of these resources. To remedy this, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began the Alaska Hyperspectral Project to assess the applicability of hyperspectral surveying to rapidly acquire data about the distributions of surficial materials, including different types of bedrock and ground cover.
January 5, 2016
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A new digital geologic map of Alaska is being released today providing land users, managers and scientists geologic information for the evaluation of land use in relation to resource extraction, conservation, natural hazards and recreation. The map gives visual context to the abundant mineral and energy resources found throughout the state in
August 30, 2015
The story of America is told by the names on the land. When you hear names like Kentucky and Kennesaw, Klamath and Kodiak, your mind immediately starts to turn over all manner of associated thoughts of what you may have experienced or learned or even what you may imagine about that place. Geographic names often
August 25, 2015
Alaska officials celebrated the progress of a long-standing mission to upgrade a dated and often-erroneous digital map of the state. The new map is being created with interferometric synthetic aperture radar (IfSAR) technology.
February 24, 2015
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 23, 2015—New maps highlighting areas with potential for placer gold and five other critical mineral deposit types in the Bureau of Land Management’s Central Yukon Planning Area in central and northern Alaska are being released today. The maps were created using a geographic information system-based method for identifying areas with mineral resource potential across
January 20, 2015
The Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8 captured this view of a phytoplankton bloom near Alaska’s Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea on Sept. 22, 2014. The water’s milky green and light blue shading indicates the presence of vast populations of microscopic phytoplankton.
December 2, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska, Dec. 2, 2014—DAT/EM Systems International was presented the 2014 Governor’s North Star Award for International Excellence for export of services (intellectual property). The award honors DAT/EM Systems International for its significant contribution to Alaska’s trade, investment, and international relations. The Honorable Sean Parnell, Governor of the State of Alaska, presented the award during