The world’s oceans cover more than 70 percent of our planet and contain 97 percent of the Earth’s water. Protecting, conserving, maintaining, and rebuilding our oceans and its ecosystems is critical to life today and to future generations. As part of this global effort and National Oceans Month, Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici introduced a bi-partisan sponsored congressional resolution, H. Res. 1158, committing to increasing investments in scientific research and monitoring to better understand our changing oceans. GeoOptics supports this important Resolution.
GeoOptics is committed to monitoring our oceans and freshwater resources. Our first CICERO-2 satellites launched last month and will study the world’s oceans in great detail, examining winds, waves, the atmopshere and the ocean surface.
GeoOptics was the first commercial satellite company to provide data to NOAA’s operational numerical weather prediction (NWP) forecasts and continues to work with NOAA and other agencies to improve forecasts around the world. Taking care of the health and welfare of our oceans and waterways is critical, and commercial satellite technologies are leading the way.
GeoOptics founder, Tom Yunck, participated in the recent National Academy of Sciences workshop on its report, Leveraging Commercial Space for Earth and Ocean Remote Sensing, emphasizing the commercial satellite capabilities that exist today and technologies on the horizon.