Sentinels Watch Over Common Agricultural Policy

Download this page in PDF format A new programme was launched on the 22nd May enabling Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data to be used to support the monitoring of the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The principles of CAP were … Continue reading

Sentinel 3B Sets Forth

Download this page in PDF format The latest Sentinel satellite in the Copernicus programme, 3B, launched on the 25th April from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Lift-off was at 18.57 (BST) and you could have watched the event live on … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

Flooding Forecasting & Mapping

Download this page in PDF format Media headlines this week have shouted that the UK is in for a sizzling summer with temperature in the nineties, coupled with potential flooding in August due to the La Niña weather process. The … 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