The cost of ‘free data’

Download this page in PDF format Last week, the US and Japan announced free public access to the archive of nearly 3 million images taken by ASTER instrument; previously this data had only been accessible with a nominal fee. ASTER, … Continue reading

Satellite Data Continuity: Hero or Achilles Heel?

Download this page in PDF format One of satellite remote sensing’s greatest strengths is the archive of historical data available, allowing researchers to analyse how areas change over years or even decades – for example, Landsat data has a forty … Continue reading

Supercharging Satellite Data

Download this page in PDF format Satellite remote sensing is set for a speed turbo boost with the launch of the less than snappily named EDRS. The first node of the European Data Relay System (EDRS), which is effectively a … Continue reading

Why Satellite Agri-Tech Applications Will Grow In 2016?

Download this page in PDF format 2016 is likely to be the year of agri-tech for remote sensing. Its potential has been highlighted for some time, but last year its call was loud and clear. Agri-tech is the use of … Continue reading

Four reasons why 2016 will be big for Earth observation

Download this page in PDF format 2016 has caught its first few rays of sunlight, but is already shaping up to be an exciting year for Earth observation (EO). Here are four reasons why: Reason One China launched the world’s … Continue reading

Sentinel-2A Ready To Start Its Watch

Download this page in PDF format Sentinel-2A is due to be launched next Tuesday, 23rd June, from French Guiana. It’s the second satellite in the joint European Union and European Space Agency Copernicus programme, following Sentinel-1A’s launch in April 2014. … Continue reading