Next Satellites Twins Ready For Launch

Download this page in PDF format The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) twin satellite mission is scheduled for launch on Monday, 21st May, from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It will be aboard the SpaceX Falcon … 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

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

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

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

Unintended Consequences of Energy Saving

Download this page in PDF format Last month a report in Science Advances got a lot of publicity as it described the increase in global light pollution following research using satellite data. Even more interesting was the fact that one … Continue reading

5 Signs You Work In Earth Observation

Download this page in PDF format Do you recognise yourself in any these five signs? if so, you’re definitely working in the Earth observation industry. You have a favourite satellite or instrument, or image search tool. When a satellite image … Continue reading

Inspiring the Next Generation of EO Scientists

Download this page in PDF format Last week, whilst Europe’s Earth Observation (EO) community was focussed on the successful launch of Sentinel-5P, over in America Tuesday 10th October was Earth Observation Day! This annual event is co-ordinated by AmericaView, a … Continue reading

Flip-Sides of Soil Moisture

Download this page in PDF format Soil moisture is an interesting measurement as it can be used to monitor two diametrically opposed conditions, namely floods and droughts. This was highlighted last week by maps produced from satellite data for the … Continue reading