Silver Anniversary for Ocean Altimetry Space Mission

Download this page in PDF format August 10th 1992 marked the launch of the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite, the first major oceanographic focussed mission. Twenty five years, and three successor satellites, later the dataset begun by TOPEX/Poseidon is going strong providing sea … Continue reading

Jason-3 Sets Sail for the Oceanographic Golden Fleece

Download this page in PDF format The Jason-3 oceanographic satellite is planned to launch on Sunday 17th January from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, aboard the Space-X Falcon 9 rocket. Named after the Greek hero Jason, of the Argonauts … Continue reading

El Niño causing Coral Bleaching

Download this page in PDF format Coral reefs are currently undergoing their third worldwide bleaching event linked to the El Niño effect in the last 20 years, and scientists fear this one could be the worst. El Niño is the … 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

Measuring Water Heights, upcoming presentation at GEO-Business

Download this page in PDF format Freshwater is integral to our survival on earth; whether it’s for drinking, growing food, sanitation or energy production. However, water is also a finite natural resource controlled by the complex and evolving water cycle. … Continue reading