3 Ways Earth Observation is Tackling Food Security

Download this page in PDF format One of the key global challenges is food security. A number of reports issued last week, coinciding with World Food Day on the 16th October, demonstrated how Earth Observation (EO) could play a key … 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

Supporting Soil Fertility From Space

Download this page in PDF format Last Tuesday I was at the academic launch event for the Tru-Nject project at Cranfield University. Despite the event’s title, it was in fact an end of project meeting. Pixalytics has been involved in … 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

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

Blue Holes from Space

Download this page in PDF format Blue holes are deep marine caverns or sinkholes which are open at the surface, and they get their name from their apparent blue colour of their surface due to the scattering of the light … Continue reading

Monitoring Fires From Space

Download this page in PDF format Monitoring fires from space has significant advantages when compared to on-ground activity. Not only are wider areas easier to monitor, but there are obvious safety benefits too. The different ways this can be done … Continue reading

China’s Geo-Information Survey

Download this page in PDF format The first national geo-information study of China was released last week at a State Council Information Office press briefing. The study, also referred to as the national census of geographic conditions, was originally announced … Continue reading