Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
Breaking News
New FLIR InSite Mobile Application Simplifies Inspection Management
WILSONVILLE, Ore. – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced...
Free ZIP Code Business Counts Data for Maptitude 2018 Mapping Software
NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS (USA) - Caliper is excited to announce...
Continental Mapping Hires New Civil Works General Manager – Retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Officer Aaron Wolf
(Sun Prairie, WI) – November, 2018 – Continental Mapping...
The INNOspace® Initiative Creates Incentives to Transfer Knowledge and Technology
Many forward-looking transfers come from industry and the fields...
Epson to Showcase SureColor T-Series Wide-Format Printers and Moverio AR Smart Glasses at Autodesk University 2018
LONG BEACH, Calif.: Who: Epson will be participating in...

December 4, 2013
Proba-V Data Ready to Use

image

Twin volcanic plumes—one ash, one gas—rise above Sicily’s Mt Etna in this Proba-V image acquired Oct. 26, 2013.

Less than seven months after launch, the European Space Agency’s Proba-V Earth-watcher satellite is ready to provide global vegetation data for operational and scientific use.

Launched from French Guiana on May 7, 2013, the Proba-V miniaturized satellite is designed to map land cover and vegetation growth across the entire planet every two days at a resolution of 330 meters.

The satellite is less than a cubic meter in volume and carries a vegetation instrument that collects light in the blue, red, near-infrared and mid-infrared wavebands. This allows Proba-V to distinguish among different types of land cover and plant species, including crops.

Vital uses of these data include daily tracking of vegetation development, alerting authorities to crop failures, monitoring inland water resources and tracing the steady spread of deserts and deforestation.

Image courtesy of European Space Agency/BELSPO

Read the full story.

Comments are closed.