With the rise of high resolution satellites, it is becoming increasingly possible to use remote sensing in the field of conservation. High resolution imagery can be used to track deforestation, habitat change, illegal activities, and wildlife population change.
An important task for Geocento in acting as an independent provider of satellite imagery has been in helping users to navigate some of the complexities of ordering imagery.
The world continues to get sharper in focus as a number of suppliers move closer towards offering imaging capabilities in the range 0.25-0.5m.
This ESA -funded project, which started on 1st December 2015, will develop an earth observation discovery and broker application for oil and gas.
Satellite imagery is becoming increasingly utilised in an ever-growing range of applications, however some recent research has been brought to our attention which uses a range of satellite data to monitor changes in coral reef habitats in Bunaken, Indonesia.
Figure: NASA/NOAA GOES Project (19, OCT 2015) This past week, satellite imagery were used for Hurricane tracking, and proving its importance within meteorology. Hurricane Olaf is located in the East Pacific and has strengthened to a major hurricane.
Ministry of Agriculture in India are employing Satellite imagery to facilitate crop insurance claims.
As this imagery from today shows in South Carolina, Satellites images provide effective snapshot of flood extent, where devastating floods have displaced many people.
Figure: Landsat-7 image (courtesy of USGS/NASA) showing wetlands in the northern Central Valley, California. There is a growing quantity of free imagery that can be extremely useful, for example in environmental projects. One such project, called BirdReturns, is using Landsat free satellite imagery to help migrating birds survive, supported by citizen science and conservation groups, […]