Flywheels Spinning At Data.Space

Download this page in PDF format The Data.Space Conference took place last week in Glasgow. It was an interesting, thought-provoking and useful event, which felt very friendly and was distinguished by the seniority of the attendees with a lot of … Continue reading

Big Data From Space

Download this page in PDF format Last week I attended the 2017 Conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS’17) that was held in Toulouse, France. The conference was co-organised by the European Space Agency (ESA), the Joint Research Centre (JRC) … Continue reading

Looking To Earth Observation’s Future

Download this page in PDF format The future is very much the theme for Earth Observation (EO) in Europe this week. One of the biggest potential impacts for the industry could come out of a meeting that took place yesterday, … 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

Queen’s Speech Targets Space

Download this page in PDF format Last week was the State Opening of Parliament in the UK following the General Election, this included the Queen’s Speech which set out the legislation the Government intends introduce in the coming Parliament. As … Continue reading

Three Exciting Ways to Protect Forests With Remote Sensing

Download this page in PDF format Forests cover one third of the Earth’s land mass and are home to more than 80% of the terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects. However, 13 million hectares of forest are destroyed each … Continue reading

Supporting Uganda’s Farmers

Download this page in PDF format Uganda is a landlocked country of just over 240,000 square kilometres. Agriculture is a key element of the country’s economy and was responsible for 23% of gross domestic product in 2011 and almost half … Continue reading

Perspectives from the 12th Appleton Space Conference

Download this page in PDF format Last week I attended the 12th Appleton Space Conference, it was the first time I’d been to one of these conferences, and I was excited to be giving a talk. It was hosted by RAL … 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

Shrinking Satellites

Download this page in PDF format Satellites, like Dairy Milk, Mars Bars and Snickers, are getting smaller these days. Factors contributing to this shrinkage include new technology, continued miniaturisation of computing components and increased launch costs – whereas smaller size … Continue reading