The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) exists to assess and mitigate the effects of desertification and drought at national and international levels through a programme of strategic international cooperation and partnership. First recommended as part of Agenda 21, and becoming active in 1996, it is the only internationally legally binding framework set up … Continue reading A great start to 2020
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 love working for myself through the mechanism of Geoger. I really do. I get the chance to work with some great clients, looking at a wide range of issues - some technological, some commercial, many of them researching new methods and tools. But with so many amazing things in the world, and so many … Continue reading One life, live it. One planet, help it.
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)
I thought that I would post about some of the interesting things that I have come across on GitHub that relate to Earth observation. GitHub, if you aren't a coder, is an online platform where software code can be managed, stored and shared. I just want to say up front that I haven't tried and … Continue reading What’s on Github?
If you follow me on Twitter or LinkedIn then you might have seen a recent announcement that I have approached to become, and have been contracted as, a JNCC Business Associate. I am incredibly chuffed with this. Being a Business Associate makes it easier for micro-businesses and freelancers to work with the project teams at … Continue reading JNCC Business Associate
Between 19th and 21st February 2019, Munich played host to the Big Data from Space 2019 (#BiDS19) conference. The conference was jointly organised by ESA, SatCen and the JRC and hosted by DLR (the German Space Agency). It's remit was to cover all spatio-temporal Earth and space observation data collected by a variety of sensors, … Continue reading BiDS19 Munich
As you may know, I host a podcast on Earth Observation with Andrew Cutts called Scene From Above. You can follow the podcast Twitter account here. In the latest episode (S3 E4) we were lucky enough to interview Anne Hale Miglarese, the CEO of the Radiant Earth Foundation. This is a great organisation, doing some … Continue reading Latest podcast interview