Posts tagged as Satellite data

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 […]

Satellite data places air pollution in focus

With air quality a serious environmental health problem, the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite is tasked with mapping air pollutants around the entire globe every day. This new mission has been providing data on carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and ozone since July 2018, and now other pollutants such as sulphur dioxide and formaldehyde have been added to […]

Takeaways from satellite interoperability workshop

During August more than 100 leaders from the geospatial industry, government, and NGOs gathered at the USGS to discuss one of the biggest questions facing the earth observation field: is the data from different satellites “interoperable,” or exchangeable, with one another? How much effort are we spending trying to make them appear interoperable? How much […]

Near real-time satellite data access

Airbus has launched near real-time satellite imagery capabilities along with its 24/7 Emergency Image Delivery Service to aid those facing emergency situations. By leveraging the Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) polar ground station in Norway, Pléiades and SPOT constellation images are now retrieved at every orbit, resulting in ultra-fast image deliveries after collection, anywhere in the […]

Remote sensing for water quality monitoring

  On 23 June 2016 Dr. Mark Matthews demonstrated the Earth Observation National Eutrophication Monitoring Programme’s (EONEMP) at the Resource Quality Services of the Department of Water and Sanitation. EONEMP is an online water quality monitoring system which uses satellite data to monitor algae and cyanobacteria levels for 102 dams in South Africa, to assist […]