ESA 2019 Living Planet Symposium Review – Part 1

Download this page in PDF format Last week saw over 4 200 Earth Observation (EO) enthusiasts from over 80 countries travel to Milan to attend ESA’s Living Planet Symposium. With a total of 187 scheduled scientific sessions, as well as … Continue reading

Earth Day Observations

Download this page in PDF format The 22nd April is the globally celebrated annual Earth Day co-ordinated by the Earth Day Network and celebrated by 192 countries. This is the forty-ninth Earth Day, and this year the theme is ‘To … Continue reading

New Lasers and Aircraft

Download this page in PDF format There have been some interesting first steps within the Earth Observation industry this week. Firstly, NASA provided the first data from it’s Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) mission – pronounced Jedi!! The mission was … Continue reading

Preserving Earth Observation Datasets

Download this page in PDF format The opportunity to go back through history is one of the amazing strengths of satellite data. To decide in a morning that you want to go back and look what a place on the … Continue reading

Geospatial World Forum 2019

Download this page in PDF format This week I’m in Amsterdam at the Geospatial World Forum 2019 which is taking place from Tuesday 2nd April to Thursday 4th April, and I’m speaking on day two. The theme of the event … Continue reading

New Hyperspectral Satellite!

Download this page in PDF format The latest Earth Observation (EO) satellite to go into orbit is the Italian PRISMA satellite that was launched from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana at 0150 GMT on 22nd March 2019. … 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

Anti-slavery and Forest Protection with Earth Observation

Download this page in PDF format Land classification has long been a key staple of the Earth Observation industry, and at the end of January, an exciting paper was published on how satellite data could be used to support work … Continue reading

Egypt’s Latest Earth Observation Satellite Launched

Download this page in PDF format EgyptSat-A, also known as MisrSat-A, was launched on Thursday 21st February from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan by the Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat rocket. This is Egypt’s third Earth observation satellite following EgyptSat-1 and EgyptSat-2. which were … Continue reading

Is the UK Space Industry In Good Health in 2018?

Download this page in PDF format The UK Space Agency’s biennial ‘Size & Health of the UK Space Industry’ report for 2018 was issued last week. This is put together with the help of London Economics through online questionnaires with … Continue reading