A New Hope for the GEDI mission? Scientists fight to keep lidar on the International Space Station

GEODE lead and GEDI deputy principal investigator Scott Goetz is joining forces with other GEDI team members and remote sensing scientists across the globe to fight to keep GEDI lidar on the International Space Station. The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) successfully sent a lidar sensor to space in 2018. Since then, the instrument’s lasers have been providing scientists with a three-dimensional view of Earth’s forests. Slated for decommissioning 2023, scientists are banding together to save GEDI. As we approach a crossroads in the battle against climate change, data provided by the GEDI mission is more crucial than ever for understanding carbon storage in our forests. Read more about Scott and the other’s fight here.

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