Beijing Is Sinking

Download this page in PDF format Last month a paper was publishing in the Remote Sensing journal demonstrating that the city of Beijing is gradually sinking as a result of subsidence. The paper ‘Imaging Land Subsidence Induced by Groundwater Extraction … Continue reading

Is This The Worst Global Coral Bleaching Event Ever?

Download this page in PDF format It was announced last week that 93% of the Great Barrier Reef has been hit by coral bleaching due to rising sea temperatures from El Niño and climate change. We first wrote about the … Continue reading

Sentinel-3 Sets Sail

Download this page in PDF format At 17.57 GMT yesterday (16th February 2016) Sentinel-3 set sail from the Plesetsk Space Centre in Russia, heading for its 814 km sun-synchronous low Earth orbit. Like all the other Sentinel launches, we were … Continue reading

Goodbye HICO, Hello PACE – Ocean Colour’s Satellite Symmetry

Download this page in PDF format Ocean colour is the acorn from which Pixalytics eventually grew, and so we were delighted to see last week’s NASA announcement that one of their next generation ocean colour satellites is now more secure … Continue reading

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little SAR

Download this page in PDF format Last week ESA released a new synthetic aperture radar (SAR) dataset from NASA’s Seasat mission; nothing unusual in that you might think, except that this data is over 36 years old. As part of … Continue reading

Science won’t be rushed!

Download this page in PDF format Last week scientists presented the most accurate model of ocean currents created to date using data from the GOCE satellite; twelve months after the satellite burnt up on re-entry to the Earth’s atmosphere. Immediacy … Continue reading

Rosetta: Extra-terrestrial Observation

Download this page in PDF format Most people will have seen last week’s news about ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft arriving at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and the animated images of the ‘rubber-duck’ shaped object taken from Navigation Camera (NavCam), part of Rosetta’s Attitude … Continue reading

Vienna!

Download this page in PDF format Last week I was in Vienna, Austria, attending the 2014 European Geophysical Union (EGU) General Assembly. It was a scientific smorgasbord laid in front of over 12,000 people from 106 countries. Over 4,800 oral … Continue reading

Copernicus ready for lift off!

Download this page in PDF format The first satellite of the European Union’s Copernicus project, Sentinel-1A, is due to be launched next Thursday, April 3rd. The project aims to create a constellation of satellites providing a range of Earth Observation … Continue reading

Home from Hawaii

Download this page in PDF format I got back to a ‘cold’ UK on Saturday afternoon after spending last week at Ocean Sciences 2014.  It was a fantastic conference with over 5,600 attendees.  My scientific highlights were: The Surface Ocean … Continue reading