This year’s membership cards feature a spectacular satellite image of the Occidental Glacier in Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, Chile.
The image was captured by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2A satellite and is shown as a false colour composite. The image was produced by the Satellite Applications Catapult.
Sentinel-2 is a land monitoring mission which, following the launch of the second satellite in 2017, will provide global coverage of the Earth’s land surface every five days. Imagery is acquired across 12 spectral wavebands within the visible (true colour), near-infrared (NIR) and shortwave infrared (SWIR) regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
For the membership card image, a 3-band false colour composite using bands 11 (SWIR), 8 (NIR) and 4 (Red) was used to highlight glacial features. The image was selected because it is both visually appealing and also showcases the wide range of environmental monitoring opportunities that the use and analysis of remotely sensed data can provide.
Hanifa and Marina share Hanifa's journey to become the first Afghan woman to summit Mt Noshaq (24,580'), and explore what it takes to be a female mountaineer in Afghanistan.
30 September 2019
A team of researchers from the Society’s Migrants on the margins field research project presented two academic papers at the African Centre for Cities International Urban Conference.
4 May 2018
David will explore the future prospects of younger people, and the state, looking at the long-term demographic, economic and political drivers of differences between the generations – one of the key issues of our time.
24 October 2016
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