AmericaView Awarded Five Year USGS National Land Imaging Agreement

AmericaView is pleased to announce that the United States Geological Survey (USGS) National Land Imaging (NLI) Program has awarded the next competitive five-year agreement of the National Land Remote Sensing Education, Outreach and Research Activity (NLRSEORA) grant to AmericaView. This prestigious grant underscores the sustained commitment and collaboration between the USGS and AmericaView toward advancing Earth observation education and research across the nation and beyond.

The USGS NLI NLRSEORA grant is aimed at reinforcing the understanding and utilization of remote sensing data and technologies, especially at the local, state, and regional levels as well as boot remote sensing education at all levels. These objectives align seamlessly with AmericaView’s longstanding mission of promoting Earth observation and remote sensing knowledge through education, outreach, research, and technology transfer among a broad range of stakeholders.

Over the years, AmericaView has demonstrated a robust track record of success. By nurturing a network of universities, organizations, and individuals, AmericaView has significantly contributed to enhancing the accessibility and usability of remote sensing data to address key environmental, social, and educational issues. The network has been instrumental in fostering educational programs, developing curriculum resources, and facilitating community outreach to ensure that the benefits of Earth observation reach every corner of the nation.

Looking ahead, the renewed grant support from the USGS NLI will empower AmericaView to expand its impact further. Key initiatives include developing innovative educational materials, organizing workshops and training sessions, and fostering research collaborations that will unlock new insights into our changing planet. AmericaView will continue its efforts to expand access to critical Earth observation data, ensuring that individuals and communities across the nation are well-equipped to address local to global challenges.

A notable aspect of this collaboration is the integration of Landsat data. The Landsat program, being a crucial part of America’s remote sensing capability, provides invaluable data that forms the backbone of many AmericaView projects. Through the continued partnership with the USGS, AmericaView is poised to leverage Landsat’s rich legacy and cutting-edge technology to inspire and educate the next generation of Earth observation professionals.

The road ahead is promising, and the partnership between the USGS NLI and AmericaView is a testament to the shared vision of advancing the nation’s capability in Earth observation. Through the NLRSEORA grant, AmericaView is set to play a pivotal role in shaping a more informed and resilient society, ready to embrace the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in the ever-evolving field of Earth observation and remote sensing.