[ESIP-all] Looking for recent earth observations of the Tasman Sea
paul at skytruth.org
Fri Aug 9 06:13:46 EDT 2013
Frazmo et al:
Have you folks looked at Tomnod?
The've got hi-res imagery form Digital Globe.
On Aug 8, 2013, at 11:23 PM, frazmo <frazmo at gmail.com> wrote:
> It may be a long shot, but the folks at Skytruth might be able to help with this issue of the lost ship. See their web site at:
> and the recent article from the Washington Post Sunday magazine, which is informative and could be of general interest to the community:
> The same kinds of techniques they use to find illegal fishing ships could be relevant to the question of what happened to the Schooner SV Niña. Best and cheers,
> Steve Young
> On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 9:59 PM, Joe Hourcle <oneiros at grace.nascom.nasa.gov> wrote:
> I'm not much of one for observations pointed down from spacecraft.
> Does anyone know of any near-real-time observations of sufficient spatial resolution to help?
> (that they're actually allowed to talk about, of course)
> Begin forwarded message:
> > From: Barbara Thompson <barbara.j.thompson at gmail.com>
> > Date: August 8, 2013 6:26:43 PM EDT
> > To: Joe Hourclé <oneiros at annoying.org>
> > Subject: Virtual data pointing in the other direction?
> > Joe,
> > My friend Ralph is leading a search and rescue effort for a ship that's
> > been missing on the Tasman Sea. They were last heard from June 4. We're
> > trying to get images from May 28 to the present (emphasis on the earlier
> > part of that window) to see if we can get any clue of what's happened to
> > them. There are 7 people on board - one of the people on the Schooner SV
> > Niña is Evi Nemeth, author of many famous Unix/Linux sysadmin manuals. : (
> > Google granted us a free license to Google Earth Pro, but it still doesn't
> > have images that are recent enough. I wrote Google to see if they could
> > give us more recent images, but I haven't heard back. I'm kind of lost
> > when it comes to Earth-pointed data, but then I realized I have a friend
> > who is involved in Informatics for the American Geophysical Union. : )
> > Any idea how to get high-res data? The ship is 70 feet long, so the 1.5-m
> > resolution stuff in google earth would be fine. Until we get images,
> > they're focusing on ocean current models + drift models for other abandoned
> > ships to help the aerial searchers more clearly refine the expected
> > location for the ship.
> > The ship was fairly well equipped for a 3-week cruise, so it's possible for
> > them to survive with their supplies + fishing for several months.
> > Any advice is appreciated. We're posting info on the efforts at:
> > http://evxx.com/
> > Anyhow, if you have any idea how to get high-resolution data over the
> > Tasman Sea, I'd be very happy to hear it.
> > Thanks!
> > Barbara
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