Earth Observation Group
Utilizing cutting edge satellite technology and data to inform stakeholders on issues related to oil and gas, power outages, forest fires, and fishing.
The Earth Observation Group (EOG) specializes in nighttime observations of lights and combustion sources worldwide. The group started working with Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) data in 1994 and has produced a time series of annual cloud-free composites of nighttime lights. EOG’s current focus is on deriving products from nighttime Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) data.
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- 2019-11-19, “Earth Observation Group wins Galileo Award from International Dark-Sky Association“, Mines News
- 2019-6-15, “Editorial: Dark skies brighten the world“, Daily Camera
- 2019-5-17, “Monitoring hack shines a light on fishing boats operating under cover of dark“, Mongabay, Basten Gokkon
- 2019-2-26, “Early Edition: Environment group uses satellite images to monitor illegal fishing hotspots“, ABS-CNB News
- 2018-11-15, “Using big data and artificial intelligence to accelerate global development“, Brookings, Elizabeth Salich
- 2018-8-13, “How Space Weather Can Cause Issues with Tropical Weather“, WeatherNation
- F. Falchi, R. Furgoni, T. A. Gallaway, N. A. Rybnikova, B. A. Portnov, K. Baugh, P. Cinzano, C. D. Elvidge, 2019, “Light pollution in USA and Europe: The good, the band and the ugly” Journal of Environmental Management 248, 109227
- Hsu, F-C, Elvidge, C., Baugh K., Zhizhin, M., Ghosh, T., Kroodsma, D., Susanto, A., Budy, W., Riyanto, M., Nurzeha, R., Yeppi, S., 2019, “Cross-matching VIIRS Boat Detections with Vessel Monitoring System Tracks in Indonesia”, Remote Sensing 11(9), 995
- Elvidge, Christopher D., Mikhail Zhizhin, Kimberly Baugh, Feng Chi Hsu, and Tilottama Ghosh.,2019, “Extending Nighttime Combustion Source Detection Limits with Short Wavelength VIIRS Data” Remote Sensing 11(4), 395.