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  • Ireland's Recent Gorse Fires as Seen from Space

    By Andrew Bennett | Thu 11th May 2017

    The last few weeks has seen a large increase in the number of gorse fires incidents across the Island of Ireland, putting thousands of acres of forest at risk of destruction. The fires continue to rage in many areas across the country with counties Galway, Sligo, Roscommon, Cork, Donegal, Wicklow and Tyrone particularly badly affected. The fires have so far affected a wide range of countryside, wildlife habitats and peoples properties.

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  • Ireland as seen from Sentinel-2

    By Andrew Bennett | Wed 18th Jan 2017

    Following a year in which the European Space Agency's (ESA) Copernicus programme has captured more of the Earth than ever before, we are pleased to announce that we have put together the first complete map of the island of Ireland using images captured by ESA's Sentinel-2a satellite. The Copernicus programme is at the cornerstone of the European Union's efforts to monitor the Earth and its diverse ecosystems. Copernicus consists o

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  • Sentinel Data Helping Downstream Space Industry Deliver €3.1 billion in benefits

    By Andrew Bennett | Wed 14th Dec 2016

    A report recently released by the European Commission has revealed that only one year after the Copernicus programme began operation, it is already delivering economic, social, environmental and strategic benefits across a range of sectors. The Copernicus programme is a cornerstone of the European Union's efforts to monitor the Earth and its diverse ecosystems. Copernicus consists of a series of Earth Observation (EO) Satellites, which c

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  • Copernicus Presentations to be displayed at INTERGEO

    By Andrew Bennett | Tue 11th Oct 2016

    On display this week at the annual INTERGEO conference in Hamburg, Germany will be a video presentation created by our colleague Calvin McCoy. INTERGEO is the world's leading innovation platform for the geospatial market. Attracting over 16,500 visitors from more than 100 countries, INTERGEO is one of the most influential and important conferences in the geospatial calendar. This year, a video presentation put together by Calvin McCoy

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  • Sentinel-2 Map of Ireland

    By Andrew Bennett | Tue 22nd Mar 2016

    When the latest satellite from the European Space Agency's observation programme, Sentinel-2a, was launched back in June 2015, it heralded a new era in Earth Observation. Sentinel-2a is one of the most advanced Earth Observation satellites in operation, capable of delivering Multi-spectral data across 13 bands of light at a maximum resolution of 10m, with a revisit period of 5 days. In-orbit testing of the satellite was complete by the s

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  • First Release of Sentinel-2 images of Ireland

    By Andrew Bennett | Fri 15th Jan 2016

    When the latest satellite from the European Space Agency's observation programme, Sentinel-2a, was launched back in June 2015, it heralded a new era in Earth Observation. Sentinel-2a is one of the most advanced Earth Observation satellites in operation, capable of delivering Multi-spectral data across 13 bands of light at a maximum resolution of 10m, with a revisit period of 5 days. In-orbit testing of the satellite was complete by the s

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