Using earth observation to head off a locust invasion

NASA-funded scientists are partnering with the UN and relief organisations to better understand where locusts are likely to swarm. Using remote sensing observations of soil moisture and vegetation, researchers are tracking how environmental conditions influence locust life cycles and hoping to stop outbreaks before they spread.

Automatically detect and count animals on aerial imagery

Information from Picterra Measuring animal populations is often the first step in conservation efforts for taking well-prepared, effective action. The problem researchers face is how to detect and count animals in an efficient and environmentally-friendly way. Traditionally, wildlife surveys have been conducted directly by researchers, often using vehicles. Despite being performed in good faith, this …

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Three insights from The State of Spatial Data Science 2020 report

In order to understand the trends and shifts for Spatial Data Science across these industries, Carto has invited thought leaders from enterprise organisations across the globe to participate in the State of Spatial Data Science in Enterprise 2020 Survey to gain insights on the status quo and to explore what we can expect in 2020.

Satnav watching over rugby players

Information from ESA As France’s top rugby players scrum, run and tackle they are being tracked by more than just TV cameras and the watching eyes of the crowd. Satnav-based tracking devices between their shoulder blades are keeping tabs on their position and performance – and helping to safeguard their health. Rugby is inherently highly …

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