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Improving Understanding of Plant Water Use

Download this page in PDF format Two separate reports about the use of space data to enhance understanding of how the plant-water cycle operates caught our attention this week, as they relate to products and services we provide. The first … Continue reading

Spaceports, Space Council & Satellite Inspired Ice Flows

Download this page in PDF format There have been some interesting and exciting announcements over the last week related to the space and Earth observation (EO) industries. Firstly, the UK Government announced last week that a National Space Council will … Continue reading

EO Satellite Launches, Planned Launches and Deorbits

Download this page in PDF format Whilst we’ve been talking about the exciting things from ESA’s Living Planet, there’s been quite a number of launches, planned launches and de-orbits within the industry. To start with, on the 22nd May, India’s … Continue reading

Fire & Ice

Download this page in PDF format NASA has produced a couple of articles in the last few weeks demonstrating how Earth Observation (EO) data can help monitor both ends of the temperature spectrum. Beginning with the heat, they’ve produced a … Continue reading

Earth Day Observations

Download this page in PDF format The 22nd April is the globally celebrated annual Earth Day co-ordinated by the Earth Day Network and celebrated by 192 countries. This is the forty-ninth Earth Day, and this year the theme is ‘To … Continue reading

New Lasers and Aircraft

Download this page in PDF format There have been some interesting first steps within the Earth Observation industry this week. Firstly, NASA provided the first data from it’s Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) mission – pronounced Jedi!! The mission was … Continue reading

Preserving Earth Observation Datasets

Download this page in PDF format The opportunity to go back through history is one of the amazing strengths of satellite data. To decide in a morning that you want to go back and look what a place on the … Continue reading

New Hyperspectral Satellite!

Download this page in PDF format The latest Earth Observation (EO) satellite to go into orbit is the Italian PRISMA satellite that was launched from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana at 0150 GMT on 22nd March 2019. … Continue reading

British Science Week 2019!

Download this page in PDF format We’re in the middle of the 2019 British Science Week! It’s an annual event promoting science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) across the UK and, slightly contrary to its name runs for ten days, … Continue reading

Anti-slavery and Forest Protection with Earth Observation

Download this page in PDF format Land classification has long been a key staple of the Earth Observation industry, and at the end of January, an exciting paper was published on how satellite data could be used to support work … Continue reading