This afternoon I chaired the BARSC Online Huddle VIII event. This, as you may be aware, is the pandemic-icised (yes, that's now a thing!) version of the events that BARSC used to hold in person in London. The idea is to give the UK commercial remote sensing community, and anyone else who wants to learn … Continue reading BARSC Online Huddle VIII
I went for a run in Wytham Woods at the weekend. For those that don't know, Wytham is the University of Oxford research woodland and there are a whole host of experiments set up in there linked to disciplines such as ecology, climatology, biogeography, biology, chemistry and others. As I passed on mature tree I … Continue reading Thinking differently
At their AGM on 26th June 2020, I was voted into the role of Chair for the British Association of Remote Sensing Companies. I am proud to take on this position and recognise the strong Committee that the Association has to guide it forward. Past Chairs and Committees have done a great job of highlighting … Continue reading BARSC Chair
In April the #scenefromabove podcast has held a series of short networking chats. I implemented these, along with co-host Andrew Cutts, in March when the lock downs around the world started to come into effect. There will likely be a couple more chats in May. Where is the growth in the EO sector? The first … Continue reading Networking chats
Wow! What a year it has been so far. Apologies for not posting more here in 2020. I went back and looked at the list of potential blog post topics that I had generated and so many seem inconsequential given the state of the world in this time of global pandemic. But then I … Continue reading Where next?
At the British Association of Remote Sensing Companies (BARSC) AGM in September 2019 I was voted in as Vice-Chair of the organisation. It is an honour to be chosen for this position as I had only joined the committee in July! The purpose of the organisation, as set out on its website, is: Promoting the … Continue reading BARSC
I went to an event earlier in the summer of 2019 that was run by Oxfordshire Greentech. It was really interesting and made me think a bit more broadly about the way that Geoger (I?) impact on the environment. As a physical geographer and keen environmentalist I am aware of many of the issues around … Continue reading Environmental thoughts
This is just a short blog post to remind all of us in the Earth observation, remote sensing and geospatial sectors to think about how we communicate to others about what it is that we do. Specifically, we need to communicate our excitement and passion for the world we work in. I attend (sadly) too … Continue reading Is EO exciting?
A couple of years ago I was asked to undertake some analysis of a river catchment to assess various ecosystem services. It was something that Sentinel-2 was perfect for, as I needed to rapidly and cheaply obtain a time series of imagery, classify the imagery into various different classes and then return some zonal statistics … Continue reading Simple solutions
Wow! The European Space Agency's Living Planet Symposium 2019 is creating a huge positive feeling towards Earth observation this week - and I'm not even there! One of the nicest things for those of us who have been unable to get there has been the social media wall (created using walls.io). I'd not come across … Continue reading Living Planet Symposium (from afar)