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U.S. Geological Survey - Overview About USGS Mission : The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to: describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources;

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U.S. Geological Survey - Overview

About USGS

Mission: The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to:

  • describe and understand the Earth;
  • minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters;
  • manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources;
  • enhance and protect our quality of life.

Vision: USGS has become a world leader in the natural sciences thanks to our scientific excellence and responsiveness to society’s needs.

About EROS

Acquisition

Archives

Access

Science

Facilities

Staff

Budget

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Secretary

DOI

U.S. Geological

Office of

Bureau of

U.S. Fish and

Survey

Surface Mining

Indian Affairs

Wildlife Service

Minerals Management

Bureau of

National Park

Bureau of

Service

Reclamation

Service

Land Management

USGS EROS Organizational Alignment

About USGS

About EROS

Acquisition

Archives

Access

Science

Facilities

Staff

Budget

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“Project EROS”

  • “…the time is now right and urgent to apply space technology towards the solution of many pressing natural resource problems being compounded by population and industrial growth.”
  • Secretary of the Interior
  • Stewart L. Udall –1966

Earth Resources Observations and Science

About USGS

About EROS

Acquisition

Archives

Access

Science

Facilities

Staff

Budget

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Earth Resources Observations and Science

About USGS

EROS

About EROS

Acquisition

Archives

Access

Science

Science:

To promote applications, users, and knowledge of land information to

better understand our planet

Data Acquisition/Access:

To ensure that scientists, researchers, businesses, decision makers, and the public have ready access

to land information

Data Archives:

To safeguard and expand the national archive of remotely sensed land data

Facilities

Staff

Budget

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DIRECTOR’S OFFICE

GEOGRAPHIC SCIENCES TEAM

Land Sciences Information Remote Sensing

Solutions Systems

Project Project Project Project Project Project

MISSION SUPPORT

TEAM

Task Task Task Task Task Task Task

TECHNICAL SERVICES SUPPORT CONTRACT

PROGRAM SERVICES

TEAM

EROS Management Framework

About USGS

About EROS

Acquisition

Archives

Access

Science

Facilities

Staff

Budget

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Satellite Operations

About USGS

Satellite Data Capture

  • Multi-Mission Data Acquisition

Multi - Temporal

- Spectral

- Spatial

- Sensor

  • 24 X 7 Operations

About EROS

Acquisition

Archives

Access

Science

Facilities

Staff

Budget

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1972 Landsat 1

Landsat 1, 2, 3

1975 Landsat 2

1978 Landsat 3

1982 Landsat 4

1984 Landsat 5

Landsat 6, 7

Landsat 4, 5

1993 Landsat 6

(failed to reach orbit)

1999 Landsat 7

2010 Future

Landsat Mission

1970

1985

1990

1995

2005

2010

1980

2000

2015

1975

2020

Life of Landsat

About USGS

About EROS

Acquisition

Archives

Access

Science

Facilities

Staff

Budget

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Landsat Network

About USGS

Landsat International Cooperators

About EROS

Acquisition

Archives

Access

Science

Facilities

Staff

International Data Exchange Standard Implemented with Landsat 7

Budget

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Archiving Earth Image Records

About USGS

  • Film Archives Digital Archives
  • - 1939 to Present - 1972 to Present
    • - 24 Major Collections - 1 to 2 Terabytes / Day
    • - Multiple film formats/sizes- 2.8 Petabytes
    • - Over 8.6 million frames - Over 21 million files

About EROS

Acquisition

Archives

  • Responsibilities
  • Populate the Archive
  • Preserve the Archive - HOLD in TRUST
  • Provide Access to the Archive
  • Distribute Products from the Archive
  • Manage and Improve the Archive
  • Seek Advice in the Management of the Archive

Access

Science

Facilities

Staff

Budget

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Accessing Data

About USGS

Earth Explorer

http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov

Global Visualization Viewer

http://glovis.usgs.gov/

The National Map

http://nationalmap.usgs.gov

Seamless

http://seamless.usgs.gov

NASA DAAC EDG

http://lpdaac.usgs.gov/main.asp

Web Mapping Services

http://gisdata.usgs.net

About EROS

Acquisition

Archives

Access

Science

Facilities

Staff

Budget

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Understanding Landscape Change

About USGS

About EROS

Acquisition

Archives

Access

Science

Las Vegas Area

in 1973 (population 358,400)

Las Vegas Area

in 2000 (population 1,563,280)

Facilities

Staff

Budget

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Center for Lidar Information Coordination and Knowledge - CLICK

About USGS

CLICK is designed to facilitate innovation in the scientific community by providing a place for all LIDAR users—inside and outside the USGS—to visit, ask and answer questions, and coordinate with others who are seeking or have data in their study area.

About EROS

Acquisition

Archives

Access

Science

Facilities

http:\\lidar.cr.usgs.gov

Staff

Budget

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Responding to Natural Hazards

About USGS

LANDFIRE: a multiyear

effort to map fire fuels

for the nation for fire risk assessment.

Fire Danger Monitoring: vegetation condition information for forecasting fire danger in support of the National Interagency

Fire Center.

Monitoring Trends

In Burn Severity:

A multiyear effort to map over 10,000 major fires since 1984 and assess trends in burn severity.

About EROS

Acquisition

Archives

Access

Science

These activities are conducted in cooperation

with DOI agencies and the U.S. Forest Service

Facilities

Staff

Budget

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Working Globally

About USGS

Famine Early Warning System (FEWS)

Wide Area Crop Water Balance Modeling - West Africa

About EROS

Acquisition

Archives

Access

Science

Facilities

Staff

Budget

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Facility

About USGS

About EROS

Acquisition

Archives

Access

Main Floor: 175,000 square feet of finished office space, meeting rooms, and IT infrastructure

Science

  • Lower Level: 43,575 square feet of finished space
    • Film Archive -- 28,725 square feet
    • Digital Archive -- 11,850 square feet
    • Computer Room -- 3,000 square feet
  • 33,800 square feet of unfinished space

Facilities

Staff

Budget

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Partnerships are Critical

About USGS

  • 8 Contract Firms Supporting South Dakota Operations
    • SAIC (391): science and operations-home base in California
    • SGT (81): information technology-home base in Maryland
    • Tri-Star (9): logistics management-home base in Indiana
    • ETI (4): short-term/temp. technical experts-home in Colorado
    • DCT (19): facility maintenance-home base in Oklahoma
    • Pleasant Valley (8): custodial services-home base in South Dakota
    • ATA (10): facility/personnel security-home base in Colorado
    • OMS (11): Financial management-home base in Colorado
  • 3 Contract Firms Supporting Satellite Operations
    • Honeywell (30): Landsat 7 mission operations-home base in Maryland
    • Computer Sciences Corporation (20): Landsat 5 mission operations-home base in Maryland
    • Aerospace (1): Satellite systems engineering-home base in California

About EROS

Acquisition

Archives

Access

Science

Facilities

Staff

Budget

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Partnerships are Critical

Government Programs

About USGS

About EROS

Acquisition

Archives

Access

Science

Facilities

Commercial Providers

Staff

Budget

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$M

Projected

*

Total 25.6 29.1 33.0 29.8 33.6 39.5 42.1 50.7 59.0 62.8 63.0 65.1 62.4 67.5

Partnerships are Critical

About USGS

About EROS

Acquisition

Archives

Access

Science

Facilities

Staff

Budget

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About USGS

About EROS

Acquisition

Questions

Archives

Access

Science

Facilities

Staff

Budget