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Earth Matters Blog: Landsat -- Continuing the Legacy

Five decades ago, NASA and the U.S. Geological Society launched a satellite to monitor Earth’s landmasses. The Apollo era had given us our first look at Earth from space and inspired scientists to regularly collect images of our planet. The first Landsat — originally known as the Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) — rocketed into space in 1972. Today we are preparing to launch the ninth satellite in the series.

Poulter Interviewed by BBC Radio

Ben Poulter (618) was interviewed by the BBC Radio program “The Climate Question” for their episode “Have we planted too much faith in trees?”

Goldberg Featured on NBC Bay Area

Liza Goldberg (618/UMD) was featured on a segment for NBC Bay Area, where she highlighted her work on bringing Earth Observation and Remote Sensing into classrooms, through her initiative called Cloud to Classroom.
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The Biospheric Sciences Laboratory studies terrestrial ecosystems and their interactions with the atmosphere using multiscale remote sensing, mathematical modeling, and advanced analytical techniques. This research allows Laboratory scientists to characterize and predict environmental changes due to natural and anthropogenic processes at local to global scales.

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