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satellite image of northwest passage
Global commercial interests have long eyed the Northwest Passage as a shorter trade route between Europe and Asia. Unfortunately, this pathway through the Canadian Arctic is often choked with ice—or at least it used to be. 
Graphic for GOES-R reddit
Want to know more about GOES-R's mission, the satellite, the launch, or the science behind it all? Join our Reddit Science AMA, October 6, 2016, and chat live with NOAA scientists!
Earth's atmosphere contains the air we breathe, the weather we experience and is our natural shield against the harsh conditions of space.
Occultation graphic
For the last nine years six small micro-satellites known as COSMIC (Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate) have provided NOAA with continuous, valuable data through asurprisingly simple yet effective technique called radio occultation (RO). p { width:900px; }
Graphic for GOES-R social event
Are you passionate about all things space, satellites and social media? Then this is the event for you. 
Africa data visualization of areas at high risk of Malaria scientists are using data and imagery from polar-orbiting environmental satellites to predict malaria risk and save lives in Sub-Saharan Africa. p { width:900px; }
The use of satellites to track harmful algal blooms goes back nearly 30 years, to the fall of 1987, when scientists used NOAA satellite data to track a bloom of Karenia brevis -- the algal species responsible for “Florida red tide”-- off the coast of North Carolina.
Wright Bros
As the nation’s aviation system continues to grow, and a greater number of people are expected to fly more miles each year, the need for satellite data to increase the accuracy and timeliness of aviation forecasts becomes ever more critical.