As you may have noticed, I have shifted focus away from Observing the Earth. I have been working on my dissertation and until that is wrapped up I have put the majority of my other projects on hold. I will be wrapping up the dissertation this Spring and I will get back to discussing earth observation technologies and how it can be used to understand our human:environment interaction by the Fall.
Oceanographer Gene Feldman talks about how observing the oceans from space enables NASA to monitor the biological consequences of that change and determine how it affects Earth’s ability to support life. via the Library of Congress
With World Hydrography Day upon us, there has been a lot of news from the roll out of a new global sea floor map to discussion of a potential biological shift in our oceans. On the earth observation end of things we have Cryosat’s first sea-ice map. This map and future maps will help us understand the changes that are occurring on the ocean surfaces as we see glaciers break off and move around which will help understand climate change from a different perspective. The BBC has posted (reposted?) an interview with Dr Katherine Giles about how Cryosat works in a way that brings it down to earth. Take a listen:
Jesse’s presentation Reaching out to highlight Geography from the AAG ’11 in Seattle. The presentation focuses on how to use social media and new media to distribute information about Geography. Highlights NCSG grant.
The Geospatial Revolution is a great project that has been undertaken by PBS at PennState. It offers an overview of geospatial technologies and some of the applications that they are used to support. Episode 4 is the final episode of the web series, but all episodes are available to view.
The plan is to maintain 3 versions of the podcast: HD (1280×720 in mp4 h.264), mp4 (720×400 in h.264) and avi (720×400). By the release of episode 2 I will provide links to RSS feeds for each version as well as one for the audio podcast episodes that are coming soon. Keep an eye out for the post and for the feeds in the widget area.