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Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

New USGS Maps Identify Potential Ground-Shaking Hazards in 2017

New U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) maps identify potential ground-shaking hazards in 2017 from human-induced and natural earthquakes in the central and eastern United States (CEUS). This is the second consecutive year both types of hazards are forecasted, as previous USGS maps only identified hazards from natural earthquakes. This research recently was published in Seismological Research

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Call for Papers – Now Open EnerGIS 2017

Attention, geospatial professionals, are you involved in the energy industry, or provide mapping, engineering, or data solutions to the energy industry? Share your expertise with your colleagues at EnerGIS 2017, to be held June 5-6 in suburban Pittsburgh! This is our 5th annual conference and has become a not-to-miss event. Presentations and papers are welcome

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Sun Calendar Shows Solar Cycles Seen by Satellite

The SWAP camera onboard the European Space Agency (ESA) Proba-2 satellite takes advantage of extreme ultraviolet wavelengths to capture the hot turbulent atmosphere of the Sun’s solar corona. To illustrate what SWAP does and what it can teach, ESA and the Royal Observatory of Belgium collected and published 366 solar images—one for each day of

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

USGS Report Cites Fluid Injection as Cause for Increased Earthquakes

The central United States has undergone a dramatic increase in seismicity during the last six years. From 1973-2008, there was an average of 24 earthquakes of magnitude 3 and larger per year. From 2009-2014, the rate steadily increased, averaging 193 per year and peaking in 2014 with 688 earthquakes. So far in 2015, there have

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Luciad Announces Impressive Speaker Line-Up for its INTERACT User Conference

Belgium, Leuven – 11th August, 2016 – Luciad is delighted to announce several new speakers for INTERACT – The Luciad User Conference 2016. The conference is the premier event for geospatial professionals and developers from the Aviation, Defence, Maritime, Safety & Security and Utilities & Logistics sectors. It will be held on September 28th &

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

VisualEyes Provides a Forecasting Boost to the Energy Industry

Lightning, strong winds, snow, freezing temperatures, fog and heavy rain are just some of the meteorological challenges facing those managing energy-production facilities, such as windfarms. Forecasting favourable and unfavorable weather is vital for safety within the industry, as well as helping to improve economic efficiency. To help the energy industry meet these challenges, the Met

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Remote Real-Time Monitoring of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations

Over the last 25 years, deep-water oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico has increased significantly. With the move into greater water depths and with deeper wells being drilled, operations can experience higher pressures, increased temperatures, and greater uncertainty. A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends how

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Interior Department Takes Next Step in Comprehensive Review of Federal Coal Program

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior today launched the next step in the comprehensive review of the federal coal program to identify and evaluate potential reforms to ensure the program is properly structured to provide a fair return to taxpayers and reflect its impacts on the environment, while continuing to help meet the nation’s

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

BLM Takes Key Steps to Expedite Solar Energy Development on Public Lands

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and spur renewable energy development on public lands, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced key milestones in implementing the Western Solar Plan with the release of mitigation strategies that will expedite the safe and responsible development of solar energy zones in

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

BLM Seeks Comment on Draft Update to Measurement Standards for Oil Produced on Public Lands

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced a proposed rule today to update and replace its regulations governing the measurement of oil produced from onshore Federal and Indian leases. The requirements contained in the proposed rule reflect advances in measurement technology and critical updates in standards and practices. It also responds directly to concerns

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