GINA is a mechanism within the University of Alaska (UA) for sharing data and technical capacity among Alaskan, Arctic, and world communities.

Established in 2001 as an initiative of UA’s President, GINA promotes collaboration at the local, state, and federal levels by increasing community-wide participation in the discovery and use of geospatial data. GINA’s products and services greatly expand the range of available analysis capabilities in order to better address research and management requirements.

GOES Super Rapid Scan video of severe thunderstorm from our...
Posted 7 days ago

GOES Super Rapid Scan video of severe thunderstorm from our colleagues at CIMSS. This is a great illustration of the benefits of 1-minute SSRO imaging. More of this to come when GOES-R launches in March 2016.

GOES-15 (GOES-West), GOES-14 and GOES-13 (GOES-East) visible images showing the development of a severe thunderstorm which produced multiple tornadoes, and hail up to 3 inches in diameter over west Texas on May 19, 2015. GOES-15 and GOES-13 were in standard scanning mode (images generally every 15 minutes), while GOES-14 was in 1-minute Super Rapid Scan Operations for GOES-R (SRSO-R) mode. Toward the end of the animation, note the merger with the smaller northward-moving storm.

Data/Services

GINA receives numerous geospatial data sets, many in real time. Information is then rapidly processed and managed for use by scientific researchers, state and federal agencies, and the general public.

DATA RECEIVED
Suomi-NPP
AVHRR
MODIS

DATA MANAGED
Alaska Orthoimagery
Gtopo, DEM, Bathemetry
IfSAR
LIDAR
ShoreZone
SPOT 5

NATIONAL DATA
DMSP
GOES-R
Landsat

SERVICES
Web Services
Puffin Feeder