Earth Observation

Earth Observation

Geodata for Financial Institutions (Part 1/2)

There is a lot of geodata publicly available. The Copernicus programme, for example, hosts 6 families of satellites (Sentinel 1 - 6) consisting of...
climate change satellite data imagery

How earth observation data and analytics is helping tackle climate change

The environmental risks posed by climate change become clearer with each extreme weather event, but we are only starting to study the impact of...

How the Danish government used AI on satellite data to identify slurry tanks?

For the past few years, I heard a lot about the potential of Deep Learning in the geospatial industry to automate analytics and interpretation...

How to map the impact of COVID-19 on your neighborhood using machine learning and...

Life amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has been somewhat surreal. Though I have been fortunate enough to be able to work from home during these...
arctic circle oil spill russia

Photos: Russian Arctic Circle oil spill as seen from space

Russia declared a state of emergency on June 3, 2020, after a fuel tank holding 21,000 tons of diesel oil collapsed in Arctic Circle...
Global wind data

Global wind data from ESA’s Aeolus satellite is now public

Aeolus, the wind satellite launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) in August 2018, is ready to share its novel observations with the world....

International space agencies plan hackathon to tackle COVID-19 pandemic

US space agency NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are cobbling together to launch a global, virtual hackathon...

Copernicus needs our support – Voice your concern against the proposed budget reductions (2021-2028)

Copernicus: One Program - 1000s of applications Over the past two decades, the European Union has funded and built a strong Space Programme that has...
Chernobyl fire satellite photos

Photos: April 2020 Chernobyl forest fires as seen from space

Earlier this month, a manmade wildfire broke out near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. NOAA-NASA's Suomi NPP earth-observing satellite captured the following image...
coronavirus china impact

Nighttime satellite images of China reflect COVID-19 lockdown impact

There’s no denying that our planet looks absolutely stunning when wrapped in ‘night lights’ from human colonies, wildfires, oil wells, auroras, or even the...

Improvement in air quality also over Europe, learning for global heating?

The anti-corona measures that were implemented by many European countries in the course of March led to a lockdown of cities, regions and even...

Better air quality over China due to anti-corona actions

Three moths ago nobody would have considered a shut down of transport, local businesses and industrial facilities as a consequence of the fight against...

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