News Releases

February 14, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Near real-time, high-resolution optical satellite images supplied by the University of Alaskaʼs Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA) will soon aid firefighters to battle flames raging in Alaska.  In a collaborative effort to test the imagesʼ practical applications, the Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (AFS) hopes to use the...
February 14, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The winds that swirl above the planet’s seas are packed with information. Scientists across the globe are using this wind information in studies as diverse as global weather patterns and seafood harvesting. Currently, information on sea winds is downlinked in the Interior at the Alaska Satellite Facility, a part of the Geophysical Institute.  In...
February 14, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, International Arctic Research Center, and Poker Flat Research Range will offer free public summer tours starting June 7. The public can learn about the Alaska Satellite Facility and the Alaska Earthquake Information Center at a weekly tour being offered by the Geophysical Institute every Wednesday...