Monitoring Antarctica’s Top & Bottom

Download this page in PDF format Two interesting pieces of scientific research this week have looked at the changing aspects of both the bottom and the top of the Antarctic continent. As the Antarctic ice sheet is the largest reservoir … Continue reading

Gliding Across The Ice

Download this page in PDF format There’s been a flurry of reports in the last couple of weeks, reporting melting ice and retreating glaciers in Greenland and the Himalayas respectively. A paper by McMillan et al (2016), titled ‘A high-resolution … Continue reading

Satellite Data Continuity: Hero or Achilles Heel?

Download this page in PDF format One of satellite remote sensing’s greatest strengths is the archive of historical data available, allowing researchers to analyse how areas change over years or even decades – for example, Landsat data has a forty … Continue reading

How to Measure Heights From Space?

Download this page in PDF format Accurately measuring the height of buildings, mountains or water bodies is possible from space. Active satellite sensors send out pulses of energy towards the Earth, and measure the strength and origin of the energy … Continue reading

EO applications and the ESA Living Planet Symposium

Download this page in PDF format Last week’s blog looked at developments in the technology providing Earth Observation (EO); however the industry is evolving and much more attention is now being paid to downstream activities. It’s no longer good enough … Continue reading