Posts Tagged ‘Mapping’

Texas Has a Successful Citizen Science Program for Detecting and Reporting Invasive Plant Species

The more trained eyes watching for invasive species, the better our chances of lessening or avoiding damage to our native landscape.

Dispatches from GEO XIII: New GEOSS Portal Intended to Engage Researchers and Public

The new GEOSS Portal has been launched, and the renovated interface offers GIS tools and mapping layers intended for everyone from researchers to journalists and the general public. The power of maps is that they can communicate complex concepts in a single image. For an international organization like the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), maps […]

Monitoring Superstorms Leading to Better Understanding of Effects

As the climate changes, superstorms are becoming more common. Earthzine staff explore how severe weather affects people and how remote sensing can change our understanding of storms. Earthzine’s latest monthly focus topic comes as spring begins to brighten the northern hemisphere. For the month of March, our focus topic articles center on superstorms – massive […]

Investigating Groundwater in Montana Informs State Water Policy Decisions

The Ground Water Investigation Program at the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology seeks to provide answers to communities about the status of local groundwater. This article was updated on March 1st, 2016. As in many western states, officials in Montana have long been concerned with water. Montana’s landmass is the size of Japan, and […]

Supporting a Forest Observation System for Siberia: Earth Observation for Monitoring, Assessing and Providing Forest Resource Information

he monitoring and assessment of the remote Russian forest resources of Siberia is challenging and can only be done by integrating remote sensing techniques. Human and environmental forest disturbances continuously affect changing forest cover and biomass levels. The ZAPÁS initiative is prototyping and supporting a forest observation system for Siberia using Earth observation data from European and Russian satellite data providers.