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

Celebrating 3 Years of Sentinel-3!

Download this page in PDF format On February 16th 2016, just before 6 pm, the third Sentinel of the Copernicus programme, Sentinel-3A was launched. It was joined in space by its twin, Sentinel-3B, twenty-six months later on the 25 April … Continue reading

Greening Our World

Download this page in PDF format We’re so used to seeing headlines about humans destroying the rainforests, swaths of deforestation and our activities affecting the climate; seeing a report suggesting we are making the planet the greener caught our attention. … Continue reading

Developing a Drought & Flood Mitigation Service for Uganda

Download this page in PDF format It’s an exciting week as I’m in sunny Kampala in Uganda helping demonstrate the Beta version of the Drought and Flood Mitigation Service (DFMS) we’re part of developing. We’ve already had a number of … Continue reading

Earth Observation Ecosystem

Download this page in PDF format Last week I was in Brussels at the Copernicus Ecosystem Workshop 2018 which took place on the 9th and 10th October at the Docks Dome; an architecturally interesting building located on top of the … Continue reading

Drones: Useful Earth observation platform, or an expensive toy?

Download this page in PDF format Commercial drones have undergone a sharp rise in popularity over the past decade. At the beginning of 2015, 133 drones were registered in the US for commercial purposes. By the end of the same … Continue reading

Remote Sensing In Crete!

Download this page in PDF format Last week I attended the 38th Annual European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL) Symposium, which took place on the Greek island of Crete. The theme of the Symposium was Earth Observation Supporting Sustainability … Continue reading

Plant Temperatures, Artificial Intelligence and Super-Caffeinated Coffee!

Download this page in PDF format These three items are all relevant to the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket which took off last Friday, 29th June, from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 5.42am EDT. The launch was bound for … Continue reading

Sentinels Watch Over Common Agricultural Policy

Download this page in PDF format A new programme was launched on the 22nd May enabling Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data to be used to support the monitoring of the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The principles of CAP were … Continue reading

Sentinel 3B Sets Forth

Download this page in PDF format The latest Sentinel satellite in the Copernicus programme, 3B, launched on the 25th April from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Lift-off was at 18.57 (BST) and you could have watched the event live on … Continue reading