In the Media



December 2017: Liza Goldberg was featured in the Washington Post for developing a first, a mangrove monitoring system now called EcoMap (Picture Credit: Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post).

Aug. 2017: Aboveground Biomass for Mangrove Forest, Zambezi River Delta, Mozambique cited in the ORNL DAAC, a data center in NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS).

June 2017: Below the Mangrove Canopy Blog post by Earth Observatory whose mission is to share with the public the images, stories, and discoveries about the environment, Earth systems, and climate that emerge from NASA research.

Mangrove Canopy Height Map in Gabon
This map is a combination of efforts to use satellite radar data to model the height of mangrove canopies in Gabon, Africa (2015).

May 2017: Image of the Day blog post, Gabon’s Towering Mangroves, by Earth Observatoryis helping researcher’s study the capacity for mangrove trees to store carbon. Some of the mangroves reach up to 60 m representing some of the world’s tallest mangroves.

May 2017: Mangrove Carbon with a Grain of Salt blog post by Dr. Lagomasino covers their research on Gabon’s mangrove forests in Pongara National park that are sizing up to be someof the tallest in the world.

Mangroves off the gulf of Carpentaria, Australia on July 15, 2014 from the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8.
Massive mangrove loss pictured July 20th, 2016 in excess of 7,000 hectares that are possibly linked to high temperatures in the area.

April 2017: Blog post, Dying Mangroves on the Australian Coast, show a huge loss in mangrove extent off the Australian coast. Some say this is linked to record high daytime and nighttime temperatures in the region and 41 percent less than average rainfall from january to April.

Science Hack Day
Dr. Lagomasino proposes a call to researchers to innovators to help study deforestation by linking satellite imagery and ground-images gathered through crowd sourcing.

May 2015: The Sound of Deforestation, A Hack to Make Data Sing. Dr. Lagomasino shares his hack at Science Hack day which won the best use of data award at the competition (Photo Credit: Commons Lab)

Archived Stories

September 2014: Mangroves, Mud, and More

Video Gallery

March 2017: Lola Fatoyinbo-Agueh — Goddard Space Flight Center

February 2016: NASA, partner Space Agencies Measure Forests in Gabon

February 2015: Marc Simard on NASA & Mangroves

August 2012: Presidential early Career award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Winners–Featuring our very own Dr. Fatoyinbo

October 2012: Water Quality Profiles of the Tar-Pamlico River estuary by Dr. Lagomasino