Celebrating Landsat & the Winter Olympics

Download this page in PDF format The Landsat programme achieved a couple of significant milestones over the last two weeks. Firstly, the 11th February marked the five year anniversary of the launch of Landsat 8 which took place at the … Continue reading

Algae Starting To Bloom

Download this page in PDF format Algae have been making the headlines in the last few weeks, which is definitely a rarely used phrase! Firstly, the Lake Erie freshwater algal bloom has begun in the western end of the lake … 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

If no-one is there when an iceberg is born, does anyone see it?

Download this page in PDF format The titular paraphrasing of the famous falling tree in the forest riddle was well and truly answered this week, and shows just how far satellite remote sensing has come in recent years. Last week … Continue reading

Two Fantastic Remote Sensing Innovations

Download this page in PDF format Two academic remote sensing research announcements caught our eye this week. To be fair most remote sensing announcements catch our eye, but these two were intriguing as they are repurposing remote sensing techniques. Remote … Continue reading

Evolution of Coastal Zones

Download this page in PDF format Coastal zones are the place where the sea and the land meet, and they’ve played a massive role in the life of Pixalytics. From a personal standpoint we’re based, and live, in Plymouth on … Continue reading

Landsat Showing What The Eye Can’t See

Download this page in PDF format In our recent blog we described the five simple steps to select, download and view LandsatLook Natural Colour Images. However, did you know that the Natural Colour Image isn’t actually a single image? Instead, … Continue reading

Is space a good investment?

Download this page in PDF format Space is an expensive, and uncertain, environment to work in, and decisions to invest in space technology and missions are frequently questioned in the current global economic climate. Headline figures of tens of millions, … Continue reading

Remote Sensing Big Data: Possibilities and dangers

Download this page in PDF format Remote sensing is an industry riding the crest of the big data wave. It offers great opportunities to those that can harness the power, but it’s also fraught with dangers. Big data is a … Continue reading

The Question of Dredging

Download this page in PDF format Dredging has been a hugely contentious issue in the UK ever since the St Jude’s storm hit the country on the 28 October 2013; this marked the beginning of a relentless winter weather pattern … Continue reading