Earth Observation

Using Google Earth and goats to combat wildfires.

Originally Published by Google Earth - We have brought you many stories in the past involving Google Earth and wildfire. For example, stories about people and organizations using Google Earth to monitor wildfires in progress, coordinate rescue operations, map global fire data and simulate forest fires. But, prevention is better than cure, so to take it a step further, here is a story about how Shea Broussard and business partner Tony Shafer created FlameMapper.

Posted on August 26th, 2014
Earth Observation

Antarctica and Greenland Losing Ice at Fastest Rate Ever Recorded

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360 - Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are losing mass at an unprecedented rate of 500 cubic kilometers per year.

Posted on August 21st, 2014
Earth Observation

Students Build Their Resume While Building Underwater Vehicles

Hands-on learning while building underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) helps young students connect with marine habitats, and gets them excited about science, math and engineering.

Jenny Woodman , posted on August 12th, 2014
Articles, Oceans

Tracking Snow: The Cryosphere in an Era of Climate Change

A new generation of weather satellites is helping researchers gain insights into the complex relationship between the cryosphere – the planet’s cold regions – and the climate. With drinking water supplies dwindling around the world, understanding the cryosphere is becoming a front-burner issue.

Osha Gray Davidson, posted on August 8th, 2014
Agriculture, Climate, Earth Observation, Ecosystems, Featured Article, Technology, Water, Weather

OGC and FAA Harmonization Initiative: Connecting Airplanes to Updated Infrastructure

Transporting people and goods from point A to point B requires technological standards that reduce risk, streamline communications and improve efficiencies. The FAA, in partnership with agencies like the Open Geospatial Consortium, is working to upgrade and implement new technologies to make air travel safer, cleaner and faster.

Jenny Woodman , posted on July 26th, 2014
Earth Observation, Quick Look

ECO Interviews Dawn Wright, Esri Chief Scientist

Originally Published by Eri - An interview with Esri's Chief Scientist, Dawn Wright.

Posted on July 22nd, 2014
Earth Observation

Doubling radar vision of Earth

Originally Published by ESA - Following a contract signed with Arianespace today, the second Sentinel-1 satellite is now set to join its identical twin sister in orbit in early 2016, optimising the mission’s global coverage to manage the environment and improve everyday lives.

Posted on July 17th, 2014
Earth Observation

Dot Earth Blog: Setting the Table for Migrating Monarch Butterflies

Originally Published by NYT - Property owners can help provide migrating and struggling monarch butterflies with a milkweed buffet and then map the insects’ arrival.

Posted on July 7th, 2014
Earth Observation, Technology

The 2014 World Cup Stadiums in Google Earth

Originally Published by Google Earth - The 2014 World Cup is well underway, being played in 12 beautiful stadiums across Brazil. All 12 stadiums have awesome 3D models in Google Earth, so we thought we’d show them off to you. Here is an example of a model in Google Earth; this is Arena de São Paulo, located in São Paulo, Brazil. The other stadiums look equally amazing, many of which seemed to have been auto-generated using Google’s 3D Imagery technique. We’ve put together a Google Earth KML file for you to download, that will fly you directly to each of the 12 stadiums so you can view them for yourself. Grab the file here and have fun exploring!

Posted on June 23rd, 2014
Earth Observation

Studying magma formation beneath Mount St. Helens

Originally Published by Science Daily - Scientists are embarking on a research expedition to improve volcanic eruption forecasting by learning more about how a deep-underground feeder system creates and supplies magma to Mount St. Helens. They hope the research will produce science that will lead to better understanding of eruptions, which in turn could lead to greater public safety.

Posted on June 19th, 2014
Earth Observation