Ocean Colour Cubes

Download this page in PDF format It’s an exciting time to be in ocean colour! A couple of weeks ago we highlighted the new US partnership using ocean colour as an early warning system for harmful freshwater algae blooms, and … Continue reading

Goodbye HICO, Hello PACE – Ocean Colour’s Satellite Symmetry

Download this page in PDF format Ocean colour is the acorn from which Pixalytics eventually grew, and so we were delighted to see last week’s NASA announcement that one of their next generation ocean colour satellites is now more secure … Continue reading

Temporal: The forgotten resolution

Download this page in PDF format Temporal resolution shouldn’t be forgotten when considering satellite imagery; however it’s often neglected, with its partners of spatial and spectral resolution getting the limelight. The reason is the special relationship spatial and spectral has, … Continue reading

Why understanding spatial resolution is important?

Download this page in PDF format Spatial resolution is a key characteristic in remote sensing, where it’s often used to refer to the size of pixels within an acquired image. However this is a simplification as the detector in the … Continue reading

Rosetta: Extra-terrestrial Observation

Download this page in PDF format Most people will have seen last week’s news about ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft arriving at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and the animated images of the ‘rubber-duck’ shaped object taken from Navigation Camera (NavCam), part of Rosetta’s Attitude … Continue reading

The Science Behind Springwatch

Download this page in PDF format Last Wednesday Pixalytics made it’s TV debut on the BBC2 Springwatch programme, where they showed a video we’d made on phytoplankton blooms.  The video was based on NASA MODIS-Aqua daily images. MODIS, or the Moderate-Resolution Imaging … Continue reading