First Image and First Orbits

Download this page in PDF format Last week the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a fantastic shot of the Earth, shown on the left, from the GOES-17 satellite. The satellite was launched on the 1st March 2018 and … 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

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

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

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

Earth Observation Looking Good in 2017!

Download this page in PDF format 2017 is looking like an exciting one for Earth Observation (EO), judging by the number of significant satellites planned for launch this year. We thought it would be interesting to give an overview of … Continue reading

Will Earth Observation’s power base shift in 2017?

Download this page in PDF format We’re only a few days into 2017, but this year may see the start of a seismic shift in the Earth Observation (EO) power base. We’ve previously described how the sustainable EO industry really … Continue reading