Haring About During March

Download this page in PDF format It has been a really busy month at Pixalytics with trips to multiple continents. We started with a trip to Bogata in Colombia for the kick off of a new project we’re engaged with, … Continue reading

To TEDx Speaking and Beyond!

Download this page in PDF format Back in April I received an invitation to speak at the ‘One Step Beyond’ TEDx event organised at the National Space Centre in Leicester, with my focus on the Blue Economy and Earth Observation … Continue reading

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

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

Locusts & Monkeys

Download this page in PDF format Spatial resolution is a key characteristic in remote sensing, as we’ve previously discussed. Often the view is that you need an object to be significantly larger than the resolution to be able to see … Continue reading

World Oceans Day

Download this page in PDF format June 8th is World Oceans Day. This is an annual global celebration of the oceans, their importance and how they can be protected for the future. The idea of a World Ocean Day was … 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-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

Month on the World’s Oceans

Download this page in PDF format June’s been a really busy month for me on the world’s oceans. I’ve not actually been out on the water, but flying over it having attended both the World Ocean Summit and the International … 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