December 16, 2015
WASHINGTON – On the heels of a White House Roundtable on Water Innovation, the U.S. Department of the Interior today launched a new, interactive website to show the dramatic effects of the 16-year drought in the Colorado River Basin. The specialized web tool, otherwise known as Drought in the Colorado River Basin – Insights Using
October 14, 2015
Nutrient pollution is one of the nation’s most difficult environmental challenges. While nutrients are essential compounds for functioning ecosystems and the production of food, fiber, and livestock feed, excessive nutrient levels can dramatically alter aquatic environments and threaten economic and human health. Today, EPA, USGS, ED, the Great Lakes 5 Observing System, and Esri are
September 29, 2015
New findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.
June 9, 2015
Germany-based EOMAP launched a new worldwide service that uses remote-sensing techniques with high-resolution satellite imagery to monitor the water quality of inland and coastal waters. The eoApp Web application provides easy access to data derived from proprietary physics-based processing of satellite sensors.
May 15, 2015
May 15, 2015—The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces a Water Data Summit to be held at the UCAR/NCAR Center Green in Boulder, Colorado on June 3, 2015. This event is part of the June 2015 OGC Technical Committee Meeting. The goal of the Water Data Summit is to stimulate engagement in development of tools and policies for
April 7, 2015
RESTON, Va., April 7, 2015—Four federal agencies including the U.S. Geological Survey have joined forces in an effort to transform satellite data into vital information to protect the American public from freshwater contaminated by harmful algal blooms. The $3.6 million research project is a collaborative effort among NASA, NOAA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
March 22, 2015
March 17, 2015—Retired Coast Guard Vice Adm. Manson Brown was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by a voice vote of the U.S. Senate to serve as assistant secretary of commerce for environmental observation and prediction and deputy administrator for NOAA. Brown joins NOAA after 36 years of distinguished service in the U.S. Coast Guard.
January 12, 2015
ABU DHABI, UAE, and BRISTOL, UK, Jan. 12, 2015—Proteus FZC, a provider of satellite-derived mapping and classification services, is now offering a daily Water Quality Monitoring service for the Arabian Gulf. Derived from NASA satellite data, the new service provides daily online access to reports on six water quality parameters at 250-meter to 1-kilometer spatial