Image © 2016 Planet Labs Inc This week a devastating wildfire has swept across Alberta, Canada, which destroyed approximately 10% of buildings in the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta’s premier city (pictured in the above image).
Drones, or UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems), are being increasingly used worldwide for many different applications, from monitoring agricultural productivity to taking amazing pictures from the air! However, they are becoming more and more vital for minimising the detrimental impacts of climate change and natural disasters.
During the past 14 years, 8% of Tiger-inhabited forest have diminished worldwide, with the most detrimental losses evident in Indonesia and Malaysia as a result of the continually expanding agricultural sector.
Last month we posted an article detailing the launch of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) latest Copernicus mission satellite, Sentinel-3A, which occurred on 16 February 2016.
Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, at constantly in the news with reference to military activity and surveillance in the Middle East.
On March 11th 2011 at 2:46pm local time, nearly 5 years ago now, an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 occurred off the NE coast of Japan, known as the Tohoku earthquake.
Over the past 15 years, satellite imagery has revealed that deforestation has been increasing at an unprecedented rate in the Peruvian Amazon.
The big news in the Earth Observation community this week was the successful launch of the Sentinel-3 satellite.
p This past week, things at Geocento have been slightly different. Instead of working from the office in Harwell, we decided to take a trip to see our colleagues working in Madrid, Spain.
Satellite imagery is frequently used in global climate studies, to assess how the earth’s surface is changing in response to a changing climate.