look at the Database section by clicking on the top menu. The database includes: more than 900 operational satellites,  approximately 150 launchers,  all spaceport from where the satellites were launched,  nearly 400 key stakeholders in the sector.

Link of the week: Coastal Response Research Center

June 18th, 2010

If you are interested in a complete data set of observations of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Coastal Response Research Center is the right place.
The Center was established as a partnership between the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), through the Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R), and the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in 2004. Now they are the right guys in the right place.The Center is administered by and located at the UNH campus in Durham, NH.
The Center developed “The Environmental Response Management Application” (ERMA®), a web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) tool designed to assist both emergency responders and environmental resource managers who deal with incidents that may adversely impact the environment. ERMA integrates and synthesizes various types of information, provides a common operational picture to all individuals involved in an incident, improves communication and coordination among responders and stakeholders, and provides resource managers with the information necessary to make faster and better informed decisions.
After the oil spill disaster the new site http://www.geoplatform.gov/gulfresponse/ was created. There you can find the ERMA® interactive map with many relevant data.
In particular, you’ll find daily reports on the Potential Oiling Footprint (NESDIS Anomaly Analysis), elaborated from SAR satellites data:

Incidentally, all of them are non-US satellites: Canada. Italy, Europe (ESA), Germany. Does US need SAR satellites?

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Tags: COSMO-SkyMed, envisat asar, gulf of mexico oil spill, national oceanic atmospheric administration noaa, radarsat, TerraSAR-X, university of new hampshire
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