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
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.
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