First Light Images

Download this page in PDF format Two of the satellites launched on 12th January by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) have released their first images. We wrote about the launch two weeks ago, and wanted to follow up on … 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

Remote Sensing Goes Cold

Download this page in PDF format Remote sensing over the Polar Regions has poked its head above the ice recently. On the 8th February The Cryosphere, a journal of the European Geosciences Union, published a paper by Smith et al … Continue reading

Supporting Chimpanzee Conservation from Space

Download this page in PDF format Being able to visualise the changing face of the planet over time is one of the greatest strengths of satellite remote sensing. Our previous blog showed how Dubai’s coastline has evolved over a decade, … Continue reading

Ten Top Tips Learnt Working for a Small Remote Sensing Company

Download this page in PDF format I am approaching the end of my year at Pixalytics, and this blog is summary of what I’ve learnt from working for a small commercial remote sensing company. The work itself has been a real … Continue reading

Differences Between Optical & Radar Satellite Data

Download this page in PDF format The two main types of satellite data are optical and radar used in remote sensing. We’re going to take a closer look at each type using the Ankgor Wat site in Cambodia, which was … Continue reading

Gliding Across The Ice

Download this page in PDF format There’s been a flurry of reports in the last couple of weeks, reporting melting ice and retreating glaciers in Greenland and the Himalayas respectively. A paper by McMillan et al (2016), titled ‘A high-resolution … Continue reading

Sentinel’s Milestone and Millstone

Download this page in PDF format There was be a significant milestone achieved for the European Commission’s Copernicus Programme with the launch of the Sentinel-1B satellite. It was the fourth satellite launched, and will complete the first of the planned constellations as the … Continue reading

Two Fantastic Remote Sensing Innovations

Download this page in PDF format Two academic remote sensing research announcements caught our eye this week. To be fair most remote sensing announcements catch our eye, but these two were intriguing as they are repurposing remote sensing techniques. Remote … Continue reading

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little SAR

Download this page in PDF format Last week ESA released a new synthetic aperture radar (SAR) dataset from NASA’s Seasat mission; nothing unusual in that you might think, except that this data is over 36 years old. As part of … Continue reading