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two real-time info services/resources: new environmental info service debuts (GEONETCast); EarthNow! image viewer goes live Wednesday, 29 November 2006 6:44 pm

Posted by Dongmei in earth sciences, environmental science, Uncategorized.
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* From the NOAA Website:

The Group on Earth Observations introduced a vital new capability called GEONETCast. “Once fully operational, this service will put a vast range of essential environmental data at the fingertips of decision-makers and many others around the globe who might not otherwise have timely access to this information. With a 24/7 data stream, GEONETCast will provide the critical information required to protect lives and more effectively manage a world of resources,” said José Achache, director of the GEO Secretariat … Through GEONETCast, data about disease, agriculture, biodiversity, natural disasters, air and water quality, ocean conditions, ecosystems and much more will be broadcast in free or low-cost, near real-time, user-friendly formats.

* From the USGS Newsroom:

The EarthNow! image viewer went live on Nov. 2, at the USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS). EarthNow! displays data received from the Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites as they pass over the United States. When a Landsat satellite passes within range of the ground station at the USGS EROS center, image data are downlinked and displayed in near-real time.

(thanks Gary Price for pointing out these two important real-time info service/resources).

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