Sentinels Watch Over Common Agricultural Policy

Download this page in PDF format A new programme was launched on the 22nd May enabling Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data to be used to support the monitoring of the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The principles of CAP were … 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

UK Focusing on Agri-tech

Download this page in PDF format Agri-tech has long been seen as an exploitable opportunity for Earth Observation (EO). This was highlighted again last week by Greg Clark MP, the Business Secretary, at his speech at the National Farmers’ Union … Continue reading

Monitoring Water Quality from Space

Download this page in PDF format Two projects using Earth Observation (EO) data to monitor water quality caught our eye recently. As we’re in process of developing two water quality products for our own online portal, we’re interested in what … 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

EO Market Is a-Changin’

Download this page in PDF format Historically, if you wanted satellite Earth Observation (EO) data your first port of call was usually NASA, or NOAA for meteorological data, and more recently you’d look at the European Union’s Copernicus programme. Data … Continue reading

Four Key Earth Observation Trends For 2018

Download this page in PDF format This week we’re looking at this year’s key trends in Earth Observation (EO) that you need to know. Rise of the Data Buckets! EO data is big! Anyone who has tried to process EO … Continue reading

Earth Observation’s Flying Start to 2018

Download this page in PDF format Earth Observation (EO) is taking off again in 2018 with a scheduled launch of 31 satellites next Friday, 12th January, from a single rocket by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The launch will … Continue reading

Big Data From Space

Download this page in PDF format Last week I attended the 2017 Conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS’17) that was held in Toulouse, France. The conference was co-organised by the European Space Agency (ESA), the Joint Research Centre (JRC) … Continue reading

Earth observation satellites in space in 2017?

Download this page in PDF format Earth Observation (EO) satellites currently account for just over a third of all the operational satellites orbiting the Earth. As we described two weeks ago, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists database there … Continue reading