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Media Advisory: USGS to Host Congressional Briefing on Landsat
Released: 3/23/2010 3:54:38 PM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Jon Campbell 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4180

Update (3/25/2010): @USGSLive (Twitter account) will be live-tweeting this event.

Science requires perspective and objectivity. The U.S. Geological Survey provides both with data from the Landsat series of satellites. Multispectral imagery from Landsat – unique among the world’s observation satellites in its coverage, versatility, and continuity – fuels advanced research about the state of the Earth. Since 2008, when the images were made available free of charge, there has been a burst of innovative science applications. Come learn about what Landsat can do from the researchers doing it.

What: The USGS will host a congressional briefing on how the Landsat program provides impartial, authoritative information about land conditions for use in agriculture, forestry, regional planning, education, and global change research.

Who: Tony Willardson, Western States Water Council
Randy Wynne, Virginia Tech
Bryant Cramer, Associate Director, Geography, U.S. Geological Survey

Where: 2325 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C.

When: Friday, March 26, 2010
10:00 a.m.

Sponsors: Senator Tim Johnson
Senator John Thune
Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin

Host: American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)

For more information visit the Congressional Briefing Series Web site.

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