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Monday, August 13th, 2018

Expedition Probes Ocean’s Smallest Organisms for Climate Answers

Satellite images of phytoplankton blooms on the surface of the ocean often dazzle with their diverse colors, shades and shapes. But phytoplankton are more than just nature’s watercolors: They play a key role in Earth’s climate by removing heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis. Yet a detailed account of what becomes of that

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

NSR Report: Big Data via Satellite Value Shifts from Data to Analytics

NSR’s Big Data Analytics via Satellite, 2nd Edition report finds downstream Big Data solutions continue on a sustained growth path over the next decade, largely driven by Earth Observation and M2M/IoT applications in several key markets. Big Data analytics via satellite will generate close to $18.1 billion in cumulative revenues by 2027, owing to increasing

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Data Applications Drive $189 Billion in Satellite Capacity Revenues

NSR’s Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand, 15th Edition report finds satellite capacity revenues continuing a long-range growth path of 6.8% CAGR over the next decade. However, near-term caution persists as business models pivot to data-centric and High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) applications, amidst a projected video-centric capacity revenue loss of more than $2 billion by 2027.

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

3D Laser Mapping and GeoSLAM Merge

UK laser scanning and monitoring companies 3D Laser Mapping Ltd. and GeoSLAM Ltd. merged to take advantage of new world market opportunities and increased R&D capability as well as ensure greater market reach. The newly merged companies will trade as GeoSLAM Ltd. “This merger will combine the best of two leading organizations with strong global

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

India’s Deadly Monsoon Rainfall Measured With NASA’s IMERG

India’s southwest monsoon normally occurs between June and September and is known for being a summertime rainy season. This year’s monsoon has been assessed as average, but India’s Meteorological Department statistics show that daily mean rainfall for the country has recently been above normal. At least 15 people were killed by floods and landslides in

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

23 Groups Sign Letter in Support of USGS 3DEP

Representatives of 23 national organizations joined together to sign a letter in support of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) to newly confirmed USGS Director, Dr. James Reilly. Reilly was nominated by President Trump on Jan. 26, 2018, confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 9, and took office as the 17th Director of USGS on

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

First Laser Light for GRACE Follow-On

The laser ranging interferometer (LRI) instrument has been successfully switched on aboard the recently launched twin U.S./German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) satellites. The LRI, which is being flown as a technology demonstration, made its first measurements in parallel with GRACE-FO’s main microwave ranging instrument, and initial comparisons of the data from the

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

USGS Studies Hiking Impacts

Most visitors to protected natural areas hike on trails created with hardened treads designed to sustain traffic. However, heavy hiking traffic and use by mountain bikers, motorized vehicles and horseback riders all take their toll. Parks also are becoming more crowded, with long lines of trail users during the popular summer season. More visitors have

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Ramp-Up in Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Sea-Level Rise

Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inches (3 millimeters) in that timeframe alone, according to a major new international climate assessment funded by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). According to the study, ice losses from Antarctica are causing sea levels to rise faster today than

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Drones Aid Precision Agriculture in Brazil

Portal Produtos Agropecuários Ltda in Brazil is using SimActive photogrammetry software in its precision agriculture efforts. Drone data are transformed into useful and pertinent information for farmers with Correlator3D, leading to optimized yields and reduced costs for the agricultural season. The identification of the presence and damage caused by centipedes was one such example. When

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