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.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Julian Leyland as a new co-editor for our academic journal Area.
2 May 2019
The winners of the 2016 ‘Young Geographer of the Year’ competition were announced on Friday 25 November, after answering the question ‘How is Britain changing?’
28 November 2016
Collaborative research and networking by geographers established and supported community action against climate change across the UK.
Our written evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights calls for scrutiny of how geospatial data is collected and shared, and how this impacts privacy.
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