GOES-R Goes Up!

Download this page in PDF format On Saturday, 19th November, at 10.42pm GMT the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R) is due to be launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA. The GOES-R is a geostationary weather satellite operated by … Continue reading

Monitoring ocean acidification from space

Download this page in PDF format What is ocean acidification? Since the industrial revolution the oceans have absorbed approximately 50% of the CO2 produced by human activities (The Royal Society, 2005). Scientists previously saw this oceanic absorption as advantageous, however … Continue reading

Four reasons why 2016 will be big for Earth observation

Download this page in PDF format 2016 has caught its first few rays of sunlight, but is already shaping up to be an exciting year for Earth observation (EO). Here are four reasons why: Reason One China launched the world’s … Continue reading

Ocean Colour Partnership Blooms

Download this page in PDF format Last week NASA, NOAA, USGS and the US Environmental Protection Agency announced a $3.6 million partnership to use satellite data as an early warning system for harmful freshwater algae blooms. An algae bloom refers … Continue reading

Can Earth Observation answer your question?

Download this page in PDF format The opportunities and challenges of utilising Earth observation (EO) data played out in microcosm in our house over the weekend. On Sunday afternoon, I was watching highlights of the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix … Continue reading