Happy Birthday Earth Observation!

Download this page in PDF format This week, arguably, marks the birth of the modern Earth Observation (EO). On the 23rd July 1972, the first Landsat satellite was launched – although at the time it was called Earth Resources Technology … Continue reading

Plymouth Marine Tech Expo!

Download this page in PDF format It’s Marine Tech Expo week in Plymouth! Taking place at the University of Plymouth on Thursday 21st June, the Expo will showcase the maritime businesses, marine innovation and research from Plymouth and the wider … Continue reading

Will You Have To Pay For Landsat Data?

Interesting discussions are taking place in the US on the position of free-to-access data which has the potential to affect everyone working in the downstream industry. 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

Flywheels Spinning At Data.Space

Download this page in PDF format The Data.Space Conference took place last week in Glasgow. It was an interesting, thought-provoking and useful event, which felt very friendly and was distinguished by the seniority of the attendees with a lot of … Continue reading

Looking To Earth Observation’s Future

Download this page in PDF format The future is very much the theme for Earth Observation (EO) in Europe this week. One of the biggest potential impacts for the industry could come out of a meeting that took place yesterday, … Continue reading

3 Ways Earth Observation is Tackling Food Security

Download this page in PDF format One of the key global challenges is food security. A number of reports issued last week, coinciding with World Food Day on the 16th October, demonstrated how Earth Observation (EO) could play a key … Continue reading

Landsat Turns 45!

Download this page in PDF format Landsat has celebrated forty-five years of Earth observation this week. The first Landsat mission was Earth Resources Technology Satellite 1 (ERTS-1), which was launched into a sun-synchronous near polar orbit on the 23 July … Continue reading

AgriTech Seeds Start to Grow in Cornwall

Download this page in PDF format On Monday I attended the Jump Start AgriTech event hosted by the South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications at the Tremough Innovation Centre on the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus near Falmouth … Continue reading

Small Sea Salinity & Satellite Navigation Irrigation

Download this page in PDF format A couple of interesting articles came out in the last week relating to ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission. It caught our attention, as we’re currently knee deep in SMOS data at … Continue reading