Posts Tagged ‘satellites’

Grey Seals of Sable Island: Seal Biologists Collect Data Beneath the Waves

The Ocean Tracking Network’s grey seal bio-probe project equips seals with tracking technology, giving researchers an unprecedented view of their behavior and environment.

Following the C: A Quick Introduction to Tracking Ocean Carbon

With the rise in atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon’s role in ocean chemistry and biology is being augmented. New tracking and modeling techniques help to reveal how a changing atmosphere may impact the oceans. Carbon plays a leading role in ocean chemistry and biology, a role currently augmented by rising atmospheric concentrations of […]

How an Instagram Feed, Next Generation Satellite Imagery and Open-Access Data Are Changing the Way We See the Planet

Daily Overview creator Ben Grant, using images from DigitalGlobe, hopes to foster a sense of stewardship for the planet.  Even the most casual Instagram viewer scrolling through images is likely to stop when a Daily Overview appears on the screen. Daily Overview images beg examination, a second look to determine what exactly is happening in the […]

Monitoring Superstorms Leading to Better Understanding of Effects

As the climate changes, superstorms are becoming more common. Earthzine staff explore how severe weather affects people and how remote sensing can change our understanding of storms. Earthzine’s latest monthly focus topic comes as spring begins to brighten the northern hemisphere. For the month of March, our focus topic articles center on superstorms – massive […]

Stepping into the SWOS Portal: How Coordination of Data Can Help Protect the World’s Vanishing Wetlands

The Earth has lost more than half of its wetland extent since 1900. The satellite-based Wetland Observation Service (SWOS) is working to provide a data portal that will have real-world impacts, helping to track wetland degradation, identify pollution sources, and assess restoration strategies. Above: Landsat satellite image examples of the Sabkhat al Jabbulin in Syria, […]