News Releases

November 22, 2017
A satellite team that included Eric Stevens, a satellite data liaison at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, received one of NASA’s most prestigious awards on Oct. 25. Stevens helped during launch of the GOES-R satellite in November 2016. The GOES-R team received the 2017 Group Achievement Award at NASA’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. The GOES-R, since renamed GOES-16, is the most advanced...
August 9, 2017
The most common types of satellite images are only able to see the “top” of the sky — if it is a cloudy day, the satellite will only be able to see the tops of the clouds. For weather forecasters studying sea ice, this can be a large problem. “Consider if you were riding a satellite looking down at Alaska in the springtime,” said Eric Stevens, a science liaison at the Geographic Information...
June 4, 2015
Alaska’s natural resource managers are using a UAF-developed web app to let oil field companies know when it's ok to build ice roads and drive across the tundra on the North Slope. Notifying oil companies and contractors when it is safe to operate vehicles off-road to get to remote sites without damaging the fragile tundra is the responsibility of staff at the Alaska Department of Natural...