31 July 2012
AGU Science Policy Alert 12-32
Who is the AGU Science Policy Conference for? Only scientists, policymakers, and anybody with an interest in important Earth and space science topics! But, don’t take our word for it – check out what conference speakers said in their interviews. From the changing Arctic to critical minerals to food security, these experts discuss the link between state of the art science and our nation’s environment, economy, national security, and public safety.
Last week, AGU co-hosted a briefing for the 40th anniversary of the Landsat program. As the world’s longest-running Earth-observing satellite program, Landsat is a fundamental archive of human and natural changes to the Earth and its data has a wide variety of uses. It has provided scientific and policy insight in such diverse subjects as the improvement of human health, environmental assessments, biodiversity estimates, energy and water management, urban planning, natural disaster recovery, and agricultural monitoring. We were proud to support NASA and the USGS as they review the past 40 years of success and look forward to 40 more.
These videos, as well as others, are available for on-demand viewing via the AGU Science Policy Conference YouTube channel. For more information and to stay up to date about the conference, check out the website.