Uganda Water Week & Multiple World Days!

Download this page in PDF format This week I’m in Uganda as part of the Drought and Flood Mitigation Service (DFMS) team for the Uganda Water & Environment Week 2019 (UWEWK2019), which takes place from the 18th to the 22nd … 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

Do the British have weather worth talking about?

Download this page in PDF format Everyone knows the British like to talk about the weather. But last week even NASA was talking about the British weather – so you know something must be happening! Well, it’s been hot. Now … Continue reading

Optical Imagery is Eclipsed!

Download this page in PDF format Last week’s eclipse gave an excellent demonstration of the sun’s role in optical remote sensing. The image to the left was acquired on the 21st August by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) … Continue reading

Algae Starting To Bloom

Download this page in PDF format Algae have been making the headlines in the last few weeks, which is definitely a rarely used phrase! Firstly, the Lake Erie freshwater algal bloom has begun in the western end of the lake … Continue reading

If no-one is there when an iceberg is born, does anyone see it?

Download this page in PDF format The titular paraphrasing of the famous falling tree in the forest riddle was well and truly answered this week, and shows just how far satellite remote sensing has come in recent years. Last week … Continue reading

Locusts & Monkeys

Download this page in PDF format Spatial resolution is a key characteristic in remote sensing, as we’ve previously discussed. Often the view is that you need an object to be significantly larger than the resolution to be able to see … Continue reading

Monitoring Fires From Space

Download this page in PDF format Monitoring fires from space has significant advantages when compared to on-ground activity. Not only are wider areas easier to monitor, but there are obvious safety benefits too. The different ways this can be done … Continue reading

Earth observation satellites in space in 2016

Download this page in PDF format If you’d like the 2017 update, please click here. Earth Observation (EO) satellites account for just over one quarter of all the operational satellites currently orbiting the Earth. As noted last week there are … Continue reading