Posts tagged as earth observation

Earth observation challenge seeks mining solutions

The South African Earth Observation (SAEO) Open Innovation Challenge is now open for entries. This year’s challenge is geared towards finding ideas that assist in advancing the societal and commercial competitiveness of the South African mining industry, while considering the improvement of its environmental impact. This challenge is hosted by satellite data provider DigitalGlobe, the […]

Landsat infrared instrument ready after stringent testing

From orbit aboard the Landsat 9 satellite, the Thermal Infrared Sensor 2, or TIRS-2, will measure the temperature of Earth’s land surfaces, detecting everything from a smouldering wildfire, to the amount of irrigation used on crop fields, to wispy clouds that are all but invisible to other instruments. First, however, it had to survive tests […]

Earth observation satellite with AI ready for launch

A few months from now will see the launch of the first European satellite to demonstrate how onboard artificial intelligence can improve the efficiency of sending earth observation data back to earth. Dubbed ɸ-Sat, or PhiSat, this artificial intelligence technology will fly on one of the two cubesats that make up the FSSCat mission – […]

Foundation focuses on machine learning for earth observation

Over the past three years, Radiant Earth Foundation has share information on the growth and innovation in the earth observation (EO) marketplace broadly. More recently, the foundation has begun to explore the intersection of EO technology and machine learning techniques, and the opportunities the convergence of these technologies offer. It believes a need exists within […]

Second SpaceDataHighway satellite successfully launched

The EDRS-C satellite, the second node of the SpaceDataHighway network (also known as the European Data Relay System (EDRS)), has been successfully launched into geostationary orbit at 31° East. After testing, it will double transmission capacity of the system in order to serve two observation satellites simultaneously and provide redundant back-up for the SpaceDataHighway. This […]

AI platform launches paid plans

To make the benefits of artificial intelligence accessible to everyone, Picterra developed an online platform that allows users without machine-learning or programming expertise to plug AI into their image analysis and geospatial analytics workflow. What started in June 2018 as a beta version of an AI-powered image analysis platform, turned into a geospatial analytics hub […]

Earth observation start-up challenge takes on sustainable development

The UN Sustainable Development Goals can only be achieved with reliable, up-to-date information, much of which come from satellites. Copernicus, Europe’s earth observation programme, provides open access to data for the development of solutions in a wide variety of domains. The reliability and free access of the data holds great potential for the creation of […]

Spectrum is crucial for space-based earth observation

Climate change and growing exploitation of the earth’s natural resources is leading to a range of environmental problems that require international action. If humanity is going to respond effectively, many of the solutions will be informed by global monitoring of the environment, including the use of space assets. Indeed, space sensing observation is essential to […]

Greenhouse gas data becomes available online

The World Data Centre for Greenhouse Gases (WDCGG) of the World Meteorological Organisation has been operated since 1990 by the Japan Meteorological Agency. As the only world data centre specialising in greenhouse gases, it serves to collect, archive and distribute data on such gases (e.g. CO2, CH4, CFCs and N2O) and other related gases (such […]

Collaboration offers applicants cloud services for earth observation

The new collaboration between the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers GEO member agencies and research organisations from developing countries access to cloud services to help with the hosting, processing and analysis of big data about the earth to inform decisions for sustainable development. Eligible government agencies and research institutions […]