Landsat 8

Landsat 8 imagery accessible to non-profit organizations

Landsat image of Toronto, capital of Ontario, Canada (Image: NASA)

Researchers will have easier access to Landsat 8 satellite imagery thanks to a new tool made available by Blackbridge Networks and Cybera.

Canadian non-profit organisations such as academic institutions or research networks using geospatial information will be able to access thousands of Landsat 8 Level 1T terrain-corrected, multi-spectral images that are immediately available for selected regions of Canada, the United States, Brazil, Australia, and Western Europe. 

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Amazon Web Services offers free satellite imagery

Artist's image of the Landsat-8 over Earth (Image: NASA)

Customers of Amazon Web Services will have free access to over 85,000 satellite images provided by Landsat 8. This offer will set the stage for new types of geographically-oriented cloud applications.

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Landsat 8 being used to monitor Water Quality

Landsat 8 mission

Satellites can greatly aid researchers to identify and study potential problem areas in the water from space like algae blooms and polluted runoff.  However, the study of water with space-based technology is challenging as water absorbs and scatters light often causing lakes and oceans to appear dark or lack detail in satellite images.

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Mon, 25/08/2014 - 15:45

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Satellites could help locate missing Malaysian flight

satellite image of South China sea

The Beijing-bound Malaysian Airlines flight MH730 disappeared on 8 March 2014 over the South China sea.

GeoSage, a company specialized in developing image fusion and spectral transformation analysis, is suggesting to use Landsat-8 satellite imagery to analyze the surrounding ocean area, where the plane lost contact. 

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NASA: Measuring Sea Surface Temperatures with Satellites

Surface temperatures of the Gulf Stream

With data from sensors such as the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) on NASA's Landsat 8 satellite, experts can calculate sea surface temperatures without having to measure water temperatures on site.

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Colombia: IGAC publishes USGS Landsat 8 Products Guide

Remote sensing course and spatial analysis

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, IGAC, has published a guide in Spanish for the use and processing of LDCM-Landsat 8 products.

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Mon, 04/11/2013 - 10:23

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USA: Landsat 8 captures impacts of drought in New Mexico

On July 24, 2013 the total water in storage constitutes only 3% of the reservoir

On July 8, 2013, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) aboard Landsat 8 captured impressive images of Elephant Butte Reservoir, when was only filled to 3% of its capacity, highlighting the impact that the drought has had on New Mexico.

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Mon, 29/07/2013 - 09:11

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Australia becomes Landsat 8 partner

Australia became an international collaborator on the new US-satellite mission Landsat 8, under an agreement signed on 12 July 2012 with the United States Geological Survey. Landsat 8, the latest in the series of Landsat satellites, is expected to launch in January 2013.

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