Lee-Lueng Fu Elected Fellow of the AAAS
[26-Nov-19] Lee-Lueng Fu has been elected Fellow of the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) in the Section on Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Science.
The Early Adopter Program for the Surface Water Ocean Topography Satellite Mission: Lessons Learned in Building User Engagement during the Pre-launch Era
[04-Nov-19] A workshop was organized on the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission that is planned for launch in 2021. Eleven early adopters representing a wide range of stakeholders of the SWOT mission presented projects for evaluation of SWOT's application potential and helped identify pathways to achieving successful application of data from the SWOT mission.
When Floods Cross Borders, Satellite Data Can Help
[15-Feb-19] In developing nations where floodwaters cross borders, the loss of life from dam-driven flooding underscores the urgency of making information on upstream dams more accessible to citizens. To improve timely access to upstream reservoir information in transboundary river basins of the Red and Mekong rivers, Vietnam recently launched a satellite-based operational system. This article describes the key steps to building such a transboundary dam monitoring system for water agencies of developing countries.


SWOT is being jointly developed by NASA and Centre National D'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) with contributions from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and United Kingdom Space Agency.