Earth Observation Day 2016

Contributed by:  Larry Biehl  americaviewlogo
IndianaView Coordinator
Purdue University


Earth Observation Day is
Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Earth Observation Day (EOD) is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and outreach event sponsored by AmericaView to celebrate the Landsat mission ( and, a joint effort of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Landsat program has provided a continuous space-based record of the surface of the Earth since 1972. Every day, Landsat satellite imagery provides information to scientists, researchers, farmers, forest managers, policy makers, and many others that helps them make wise decisions about our resources and our environment.

Earth Observation Day introduces teachers and students to satellite imagery, geography, biology, Earth observing sciences, and Earth observations in a stimulating and dynamic way using geospatial tools and technologies. Discover the beauty of Earth captured by satellites and explore images used to solve some of Earth’s most perplexing issues. Pictures of the world’s geography at your fingertips! The 2016 EOD on October 11th, 2016 is part of the American Geosciences Institute Earth Science Week (, “a national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth”.

Earth Observation Day Resources for Students and Teachers: The EOD website ( provides information and resources on how to engage teachers and students in the use and analysis of free remote sensing imagery with satellite posters of states, satellite-image based memory games, free geospatial software exercises, and a large variety of other training materials. At this site you can find contact information for the AmericaView coordinator in your state, who can assist you with support and guidance regarding geospatial resources and can arrange classroom visits by scientists.

AmericaView: AmericaView is a nationwide, university-based, and state-implemented consortium advancing the widespread use of remote-sensing data and technology through education and outreach, workforce development, applied research, and technology transfer to the public and private sectors. Explore the AmericaView website at and find contact information for your state’s AmericaView coordinator.

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• NASA Landsat Science –
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