January 20, 2015
The Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8 captured this view of a phytoplankton bloom near Alaska’s Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea on Sept. 22, 2014. The water’s milky green and light blue shading indicates the presence of vast populations of microscopic phytoplankton.
January 19, 2015
MADISON, Wis. — “The world is being rebuilt in code,” a recent New Yorker article proclaimed. What if there were a way to take the mind-boggling amount of existing computer code, organize it, and learn from it in a way that makes writing new code more error-free and secure? That scenario is headed toward reality
January 7, 2015
Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), in collaboration with Airbus, have completed a successful world première – for the first time, they have used lasers to visualise the airflow over the wing of a passenger aircraft in flight. They have developed a method that captures the movement of
January 6, 2015
A new data warehouse has been created at the University of West Hungary to combine Earth data on physical, chemical and biological processes. The Earth System project aims to combine different areas of study for a better understanding of Earth as a single complex system.
December 19, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 18, 2014—The Greenland Ice Sheet is ready for its close-up. The highest-resolution satellite images ever taken of that region are making their debut. And while each individual pixel represents only one moment in time, taken together they show the ice sheet as a kind of living body—flowing, crumbling and melting out to sea.
December 13, 2014
Conservation biology has been tasked with coordinating research and monitoring efforts to revert the current biodiversity crisis. Rooted in ecology, the discipline traditionally sought relevant information from ground-based methodologies. On the other hand, the roots of environmental remote sensing lie in the geography and engineering disciplines.
October 31, 2014
Kuala Lumpur, Oct. 31, 2014—MIMOS and leading geospatial solutions providers Esri Inc. and Esri Malaysia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will bring the government’s R&D efforts in the field of national security to new heights. The partnership was officiated at a ceremony held in conjunction with the National Innovation Conference and Exhibition
October 29, 2014
Hartley Wintney, Oct. 29, 2014—Getmapping’s nationwide aerial imagery is now available to users of Grant Thornton’s Place Insight web based mapping application. This online research and intelligence service provides exceptional ground detail and reduces the need for site visits. Adding imagery was a simple task thanks to Getmapping’s simple-to-use ‘API’ and modern WMS/WFS internet protocols. Grant
October 21, 2014
MONTREAL, CANADA, Oct. 20, 2014) - Presagis, a leading provider of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation, and embedded graphics software, and Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, are kicking off a strategic innovation partnership to develop new UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) technologies. These research activities are supported by a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
October 21, 2014
PARIS, Oct. 21, 2014—Geoflow, the geophysical experimental system built by Airbus Defence and Space on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA), is once again being used on board the International Space Station (ISS). In the coming weeks, the laboratory’s scientific instruments and the operational readiness of the system’s ground segment will first be checked before