Marine Zulu Gathering

Download this page in PDF format This week I’m at the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) IMBIZO5 event at the Woods Hall Oceanographic Institute. IMBIZO is a Zulu word meaning a meeting or gathering called by a traditional leader and … 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

Sentinel-3 Sets Sail

Download this page in PDF format At 17.57 GMT yesterday (16th February 2016) Sentinel-3 set sail from the Plesetsk Space Centre in Russia, heading for its 814 km sun-synchronous low Earth orbit. Like all the other Sentinel launches, we were … Continue reading

Sentinel-2A dips its toe into the water

Download this page in PDF format With spectacular images of an algal bloom in the Baltic Sea, ESA’s Sentinel-2A has announced its arrival to the ocean colour community. As we highlighted an earlier blog, Sentinel-2A was launched in June predominately … 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

Current Work in Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry

Download this page in PDF format Last week the annual Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc) conference was held in Aberystwyth. Now I’ve stepped down as RSPSoc Chairman I could relax and enjoy this year’s event as a delegate. Arriving … Continue reading

Report on Last Week’s Global Oceans Action Summit

Download this page in PDF format Last week I attended the Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth; held at The World Forum in The Hague (the Netherlands). It brought together 500 ocean stakeholders from over 80 … Continue reading