Ice and Wind Measurements

Download this page in PDF format NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) is the latest Earth observation (EO) satellite mission to launch. It left Vandenberg Air Force Base in the United States at 13.02 GMT last Saturday. It’s … Continue reading

Earth, Wind and Fire Satellites

Download this page in PDF format We’re looking at current satellite launches interested in measuring the Earth, wind and fire: Earth China launched its Gaofen-11 satellite, via the Long March 4B rocket, on the 30th July from the Taiyuan Satellite … 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

Uncovering Secrets with Remote Sensing

Download this page in PDF format Recent significant discoveries in Cambodia and Jordan have highlighted the potential offered by remote sensing and satellite imagery to help uncover secrets on Earth – a field known as satellite archaeology. Cambodia Helicopter mounted … 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

Lidar: From space to your garage and pocket

Download this page in PDF format Lidar isn’t a word most people use regularly, but recent developments in the field might see a future where is becomes part of everyday life. Lidar, an acronym for LIght Detection And Ranging, was … Continue reading

Smashing the Earth Observation Data Silos

Download this page in PDF format Earth observation (EO) is an all-encompassing term for monitoring our world, however as soon as you start examining the topography of the field in detail you’ll find all sorts of mountains, valleys and oceans. … Continue reading

Looking Deeper At Phytoplankton from Space

Download this page in PDF format NASA is currently in the middle of a joint airborne and sea campaign to study the ocean and atmosphere in preparation for developing instruments for future spaceborne missions. The Ship-Aircraft Bio-Optical Research (SABOR) campaign … Continue reading