Category Archives: Environment

HR Geostationary Imaging

In the last post I briefly touched on Disaster Monitoring Constellation (s): a system of satellites that provide high temporal resolution data for environmental monitoring. It turns out that Astrium, the European space giant, is touting a  high resolution (HR) … Continue reading

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Africa’s Forthcoming Green Revolution (?)

I read an interesting article in the Financial Times today on Kofi Annan’s campaign promoting a new Green Revolution for Africa. There is a pervasive spectre of [highly damaging] climate change. The article is only available to registered users I am … Continue reading

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“Cancel EO missions” cries Congress!

Three pieces in Space News caught my eye today. Firstly Dan Leone wrote regarding a letter from House Republicans calling for cuts in the NASA Earth Observation budget. The representatives call for $1.5 Billion in cuts in science spending with … Continue reading

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New National Digital Elevation Model (Ny Nationell Höjdmodell)

Lantmäteriet, the Swedish Land Survey, is preparing a new national Digital Elevation Model (DEM), called, in Swedish, the Ny Nationell Höjdmodell (NNH). In English this is being referred to as the New National Elevation Model. The NNH will be produced … Continue reading

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Europe’s innovative new satellite series

Civilian Earth Observation (EO) satellite sensors are normally designed to either develop or exploit a new technology, or to perform a given task. An example of the former is the Hyperion hyperpsectral sensor on NASA’s EO-1 satellite; an example of … Continue reading

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Climate Science climbs back into the ivory tower

I read a report recently about a proposal to ‘Save the Baltic’. The idea, developed at Göteborgs universitet (Gothenburg University), uses wind powered pumps to oxygenate water at 120 m, thus reducing hypoxia (where a lack of oxygen in the … Continue reading

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Crossing the threshold in ecology and water use

Two interesting reports today have highlighted, for me, the delicate balance between environmental management, ecology and water management. Rebecka Törnqvist gave a lunch time seminar on irrigation methods and efficient water management in the Aral Sea Basin. She has been … Continue reading

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