October 19, 2017
SWOT will provide high spatial resolution sea surface heights and water height measurements of large rivers and lakes. This survey is designed to help quantify user requirements on the SWOT data distribution and archive system hosted by JPL through PO.DAAC in support of science and applications users. If you are interested in using SWOT data please fill out the survey to help design the data distribution system.
September 20, 2017
The SWOT satellite mission will make the first global survey of Earth’s surface water to serve the hydrology and oceanography communities.
August 7, 2017
NASA is using Saskatchewan’s wetlands and the North Saskatchewan River as a testing ground for new water mapping technologies.
July 26, 2017
How SWOT Will Work - New e-brochure
July 26, 2017
Satellite observations, combined with algorithms borrowed from river engineering, could fill large gaps in our knowledge of global river flows where field data are lacking.
January 6, 2017
Tracking Water on Earth From Mountains to the Deep Sea - a presentation by SWOT Project Scientist Lee-Lueng Fu
December 15, 2016
Where There’s Water on Land… There’s SWOT’ e-brochure
November 22, 2016
NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency's Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission.
May 13, 2016
Adding hydroelectric capacity to the U.S. Non-powered dams would produce energy for millions more homes and create thousands of jobs. SWOT may inform decisions on hydroelectric power by providing valuable information on dynamics of larger river systems.
March 26, 2016
Read the article published in BAMS and led by SWOT Science Team member, Faisal Hossain
December 16, 2015
Climate change is rapidly warming lakes around the world, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems, according to a new NASA and National Science Foundation-funded study of more than half of the world's freshwater supply.
November 20, 2015
Surface water storage and fluxes in rivers, lakes, reservoirs and wetlands are currently poorly observed at the global scale, even though they represent major components of the water cycle and deeply impact human societies.
October 19, 2015
An EOS Opinion article
July 29, 2015
Four SWOT SDT members elected AGU Fellows
June 29, 2015
Watch this video about sea level rise and coastal vulnerability.
June 19, 2015
In the near future, NASA and CNES, the French space agency, will debut a new satellite that many researchers believe could be a game changer in understanding and managing Earth’s greatest resource: water.
June 19, 2015
Upper Niger River study shows that satellite altimetry could help resource managers optimize reservoir releases even on ungauged rivers.
May 6, 2015
Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have developed and demonstrated a new antenna for the SWOT telecommunication system in record time that is able to downlink high data rates.
January 6, 2015
Thales Alenia Space
September 15, 2014
Canadian company to further develop SWOT Ka-band EIK
August 18, 2014
Canada, through the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), is investing in Canadian innovation that will play a key role in the first-ever global survey of surface water.
August 1, 2014
Airborne mission will help improve understanding challenges of access to fresh water and impacts to climate change.
May 2, 2014
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall signed an agreement to move from feasibility studies to implementation of the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission.
April 22, 2014
Pavelsky receives PECASE award -- read this article
March 19, 2014
UCLA geographers develop a method of measuring river flow based on the river width.
February 6, 2014
The first two projects, in which the UK Space Agency (UKSA) will invest £15m, involve key instruments for the next generation of European weather satellites and for a mission to map water resources worldwide (SWOT).
September 13, 2013
Special issue of Environmental Development journal
September 13, 2013
From SeaSat to SWOT
June 7, 2013
This U.S., French and Canadian partnership will test technologies to be used for the SWOT mission.
April 9, 2013
Watch this cinematographic debut from a SWOT Scientist
March 6, 2013
A mission to map Earth's water from space starts with a small passenger plane flying over California's Sacramento River.
January 14, 2013
The SWOT mission will provide a comprehensive view of Earth's freshwater bodies and will allow scientists to accurately monitor lake levels globally.
December 11, 2012
SWOT researcher honored
November 20, 2012
KDP-A completed successfully
July 20, 2012
A vision for a sustainable future by Dr. Jay Famiglietti
February 16, 2012
Multiple aircraft and specialized instruments, including several from JPL, will operate in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America this year in support of studies conducted by NASA and the Earth science community, improving scientists' understanding of our planet.
NASA's Airborne Science Program and its flight campaigns play a key role in the development of both hardware and algorithms for future satellite missions, including JPL's planned Soil Moisture Active-Passive (SMAP) and Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) missions, among others.
April 19, 2011
The Ocean Front Modeling Challenge, published by MIT, 4/15/2011. MIT scientist Raf Ferrari explains why getting ocean fronts right might just help climate models become more accurate.
March 23, 2011
In a strong statement of confidence from France, the long term partnership of CNES, NASA, and JPL is advanced with significant support from the French government.
August 8, 2010
For the first time, scientists have been able to measure the amount of water that rises and falls annually in the Amazon River floodplain.
July 1, 2010
NASA announces 2020 launch date for SWOT.
September 4, 2009
SWOT mission science reuirements are now available.
October 23, 2008
50Mb mp3 file. Scroll to time mark 54:24 to hear beginning of interview
October 14, 2008
Redding Newspaper, the Record Searchlight, feature on SWOT and field work.
October 13, 2008
KHSL TV Coverage (October 2008): Link to KHSL web page and to video of Ernesto Rodriguez
January 1, 2008
AGU's Home Page (January 2008): AGU features WATER Reviews of Geophysics publication
June 20, 2007
WATER HM in the Columbus Dispatch, 2007 Article on "Ponds to Oceans"
May 31, 2007
Nature (2007): Get into space if you want to measure floods!