Washington, US: To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Landsat earth-observing programme, NASA and the US Geological Survey (USGS) are holding a contest that will offer winners customised satellite views of changing local landscapes.
All US citizens are eligible to enter the “My American Landscape: A Space Chronicle of Change” contest. Winners will be announced on July 23 at a Landsat Program anniversary news conference in Washington, which will be carried live on NASA Television. The submissions deadline is June 6.
The Landsat Program has created the longest continuous global record of the Earth’s surface observed from space. The images are a critical ingredient in decision making for agriculture, climate research, disaster mitigation, ecosystems, forestry, human health, and water management.
To enter the contest, send NASA an email describing the local landscape changes you are interested in where you live, and what you hope to learn about them from Landsat’s four decades of observations from space. Scientists will review the Landsat data archive for the six areas selected and show the changes observed at the July 23 event.
For more information on the contest and details on how to enter, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/landsat_contest.html