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Operational Significant Event Imagery
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Operational Significant Event Imagery
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Wednesday, May 25 at 2:17 PM EDT

 OSEI Mission

The Operational Significant Event Imagery team produces high-resolution, detailed imagery of significant environmental events which are visible in remotely-sensed data available at the NOAA Science Center in Suitland, Maryland.

OSEI Daily Report

Our Daily Operational Significant Event Imagery Report (DOSEIR) outlines the events we have captured in satellite imagery and provides a direct link to each image. The images are described with short narratives.

This report is available Monday through Friday as an email via subscription or on this website in a remote window

OSEI Features

We occasionally create "Special Coverage" pages that follow particularly significant events and "Best of OSEI" pages which showcase some of our more striking imagery . Links to these and other features of our site are listed below.

  • OSEI Special Coverage: Hurricane Mitch (1998)
  • OSEI Special Coverage: Eruptions of Guagua Pichincha (1999)
  • OSEI Special Coverage: Iraq Imagery (2003-2004)

    OSEI Team Members

    The Operational Significant Event Imagery team consists of scientists who produce the imagery you can view on this site. Members of NOAA's Satellite Analysis Branch monitor significant environmental events and notify us of their current or potential occurrence and of their severity and scope.

    Mail questions and comments to:

    Curtis Holland
    OSEI Team Leader,
    OSEI Event Contact
    Greg Gallina
    Jay Hanna
    Jamie Kibler
    Nancy Merckle
    Mark Ruminski
    Kyle Turner

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    OSEI Image of the Day
    OSEI Image of the Day

    New Imagery

    Daily Report

    OSEI Media Resource


    Educational Resources

    Significant Event Imagery

    OSEI Archive Search
    (Courtesy of NGDC)

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    We cannot guarantee the availability or timely delivery of data and the server should not be used to support operational observation, forecasting, emergency or disaster mitigation operations - public or private.

    These web pages are designed and maintained by the Operational Significant Event Imagery support team and the Environmental Applications Team (EAT) of the Satellite Services Division (SSD) of NESDIS.
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