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March 10, 2016

Canada Releases Report Detailing Economic Contributions of Geomatics Sector

The Canadian Geomatics Environmental Scan and Value Study Summary Report provides highlights and key results from two major bodies of work carried out by Hickling Arthurs Low Corporation on behalf of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).  This research represents the most comprehensive assessment of geomatics and geospatial information in Canada to date. The Geomatics Sector produces

March 1, 2016

NASA Data Used to Track Groundwater in Pakistan

The vast farmlands of Pakistan — a country with an economy based on agriculture — rely on one of the largest continuous irrigation systems in the world. Farmers were once able to depend solely on rivers and man-made canals fed by glaciers and rain. But as population and urbanization boomed in recent decades, the country

February 16, 2016

Marcia McNutt Elected 22nd NAS President; New Treasurer, Council Members Chosen

WASHINGTON -- Members of the National Academy of Sciences have elected Marcia K. McNutt, editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals, as president of the Academy.  William H. Press, Warren J. and Viola M. Raymer Professor, departments of computer science and integrative biology at The University of Texas at Austin was elected treasurer, and four

January 21, 2016

Mining Social Media Can Help Improve Disaster Response Efforts

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.—Leveraging publicly available social media posts could help disaster response agencies quickly identify impacted areas in need of assistance, according to a Penn State-led team of researchers. By analyzing the September 2013 Colorado floods, researchers showed that a combination of remote sensing, Twitter and Flickr data could be used to identify flooded areas.

January 12, 2016

Researchers to Participate in Flood Reconnaissance Mission

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas engineering researchers – experts in the study of how soil reacts to stress caused by earthquakes or floods – are participating in a multi-institutional research mission to document the effects of recent, severe flooding in the Midwest. Michelle Bernhardt, assistant professor of civil engineering, and graduate student Behdad Mofarrai

December 18, 2015

CMRE and NOAA Join Forces to Monitor Atlantic Ocean Dynamics

There are strong societal needs for improved prediction of climate variability and its impact on the countries surrounding the tropical Atlantic basin. To address this challenge, in 1997 the United States Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) initiated the PIRATA (Prediction and Research Moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic) multinational observation

December 15, 2015

Finding Where U.S. Forests Have Been Undisturbed for a Quarter Century

Dec. 14, 2015—Chengquan Huang is a Research Professor in the University of Maryland's Geographical Sciences Department. This afternoon at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting, Huang presented a poster explaining where to find U.S. forests that have been undisturbed for last 25 years. His research relied on Landsat to both find these forests and understand forest

October 22, 2015

Study Shows that Tree Planting Alone May Not Significantly Offset Urban Carbon Emissions

Around the world, from small towns to the biggest cities, civic soldiers in the battle against global warming are striving to cut carbon emissions. One oft-used strategy is to plant more trees, which suck up carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas. But does adding more oaks and maples make a dent in urban carbon-reduction goals? How

October 13, 2015

UGA Engineers Develop Sonar Navigation, Mapping System for Unmanned Aircraft

Athens, Ga.—Researchers at the University of Georgia are working to bring a new level of precision to the navigation systems used to guide drones. The work is supported through a contract with Southern Company, one of the nation's largest energy companies, which plans to use unmanned aircraft to enhance safety for crews in the field

September 10, 2015

NASA Grant to Explore Best Way to Measure Snowpack

Whether you love it or hate it, snow — or more accurately, snowpack — is critical to the survival of about a sixth of the world’s population. That includes Idaho, a highly arid state dependent on an extensive canal system for the irrigation of crops. But determining how much water is in the snowpack is

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