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Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

The Contribution of Space Technologies to Arctic Policy Priorities

The Arctic is warming much faster than the rest of the planet, and as a result, sea ice is receding opening northern sea routes. This will increase the level of commercial shipping and give an easier access to the resource wealth of the region (hydrocarbons, minerals, and fish). The detrimental effect on land and marine

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

USGS Helps Debut New Technology to Improve Access and Use of Earth Science Data

Researchers investigating global issues now have an easy method for finding and using earth science data through a new technology developed by the Data Observation Network for Earth, or DataONE. Understanding broad and complex environmental issues, for example climate change, increasingly relies on the discovery and analysis of massive datasets. But the amount of collected