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

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

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