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AMS Meeting 2022 Talk – 20 Years Supporting the Real-Time Observational Needs of Alaskans

This Thursday, Jan 27 2022 at 11:15 AM CST, GINA director Jen Delamere will be giving a remote presentation to the American Meteorological Society’s Annual Meeting. The presentation will discuss GINA’s use of direct broadcast satellite data for a variety of uses, including products for volcano eruptions, wildland fire, sea ice, and more. See here …

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Hiring Geospatial Analyst

GINA is currently accepting applications for a Geospatial Analyst. Duties include working with the Alaska Fire Service during the summer on VIIRS imagery hotspot detection, analysis of satellite imagery, and development of scripts in Python. Applicants are encouraged to apply by January 9, 2022.

AGU 2021 – Direct Broadcast Operations at the Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA): Twenty Years and Counting!

Join us Tuesday, December 14, 2021 for a talk given by GINA Director Jen Delamere discussing the wide range of users that GINA produced satellite data reaches, this past year’s product expansion, and ongoing projects including wildfire detection and air quality forecasts. The talk can be attended in person or virtually. See link below for …

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VAWS: Enhancing WFO Operations Through GIS

Join us on December 15th at 11:00 am AKST for the next Virtual Weather Symposium (VAWS) webinar featuring Caleb Cravens from the National Weather Service’s Juneau office. Cravens will discuss the growing need to provide enhanced Impact-Based Decision Support Services (IDSS) and outreach-related activities all while balancing the need for telework status for COVID mitigation. …

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GINA provides a guiding hand in Arctic Ocean research

Satellite imagery produced at GINA helps the Sikuliaq research vessel weave its way through the arctic ocean. “When you are working in ice, the ice controls where you are,” says Steve Roberts, the Sikuliaq’s science systems engineer. “Knowing where sea ice is at all times is critical.” Article can be viewed here: https://www.gi.alaska.edu/news/gina-provides-guiding-hand-arctic-ocean-research

Webinar: Using Alaska’s Fire Dashboards

Jennifer Jenkins will be going through some of the functionality of ArcGIS Online hosted web applications, answering questions, and will demonstrate updated versions of the AICC Dashboard Series. Registration available here. Contact Name: Alison D York Contact E-mail: ayork@alaska.edu

KTVF Science For Alaska

Jen Delamere and Chris Waigle summarized their Science for Alaska lecture “Firewatch: Fire landscapes from Air and Space” on KTVF with Ryan Osborne. Tune in for a few minutes of a fun question and answer series

Alaska’s Changing Wildfire Environment Report

The report highlights recent wildfire trends in Alaska, their impacts to humans & climate change, and the essential relationship of wildfire managers and scientists. The role of direct broadcast satellite data is highlighted. A PDF is available for download: https://www.frames.gov/afsc/alaskas-changing-wildfire-environment.

AGU 2020

CHECK OUT AGU 2020 SESSION NOAA Satellite Proving Grounds to Enhance User Applications I IN034-02 Peter Hickman: VIIRS Direct Broadcast Advances for Improved Wildland Fire Monitoring in Alaska IN034-09 Jen Delamere: Proving Ground Activities: A Direct Broadcast Partnership at the Geographic Information Network of Alaska