Grasslands cover approximately 37 percent of Earth's land surface when calculated with shrub-lands and savannas. In Western Europe, grasslands comprise 40 percent of agricultural land. And now European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel satellites are being used to detect and better evaluate management practices of grasslands in Estonia.
Satellites Identify Unplanned Urbanization
East View Geospatial is teaming with Planet and the World Bank to identify unplanned urbanization in specific developing areas using satellite imagery. Starting in mid-2017, East View Geospatial will begin calculating and detecting change to the Floor Space Index...
Satellite Spies Desert Festival in India
The European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-2A satellite collected this image over western India: a seasonal salt marsh known as the Rann of Kutch.
Airbus Creates ˜Airbus Aerial' Commercial Drone Services Startup
Airbus recently launched its U.S. base and operations of a new commercial drone startup: Airbus Aerial. With bases in the United States and Europe, Airbus Aerial's initial business will focus on developing new imagery services that leverage software and aerospace technology to offer actionable data and analysis of information provided by drones, satellites, high-altitude aircraft and other sources.
16th Century Dutch Star-Shaped ˜Moat Fort'
Fort Bourtange is a star-shaped moat fort, located in the village of Bourtange in the east of Groningen in the Netherlands near the German border. This fort was built in 1593 to create a border around the only road between Germany and Groningen, which was was occupied by Spaniards around the time of the Eighty Years War.
Satellites, Study Track Antarctic Ice Loss
More than two decades of observations by five radar satellites show the acceleration of ice loss of 30 glaciers in Western Palmer Land in the southwest Antarctic Peninsula.
Shadows Across Arctic Iceberg
The shadow of NASA’s P-3 aircraft is seen over an iceberg on a May 8, 2017, flight supporting NASA’s Operation IceBridge mission. IceBridge began its final week of Arctic Spring 2017 surveys with a glacier-packed mission in Greenland.
World's Largest Satellite Fleet Owner Joins Geological Remote Sensing Group
The Geological Remote Sensing Group (GRSG) expanded its membership as Planet”owners and operators of the world's largest commercially operated fleet of satellites”became the group's latest corporate member.
Complexities of the Bering Sea
The European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite collected this image of the Bering Sea, north of the Alaska Peninsula, on March 26, 2017.
Satellites Locate Optimal Shipping Paths
With approximately 90 percent of world trade carried by ships, ensuring a vessel follows the fastest route has obvious economic benefits. By merging measurements from different satellites, the European Space Agency (ESA) is providing key information on ocean currents to make shipping more efficient and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.