Restless Kilauea

New Copernicus Sentinel-2 images show the continuing outpouring of fiery lava from Kilauea in Hawaii


ESA COPERNICUS: Meet Sentinel-3

The second Sentinel-3 satellite, Sentinel-3B, is set for launch on 25 April. Discover this multitalented mission and follow preparations for the liftoff of Europe’s next Copernicus satellite

Sentinel-3 latest news

Sentinel-3 over land

National Geographic: Laser Scans Reveal Maya “Megalopolis” Below Guatemalan Jungle


How to download individual Sentinel-2A granules

How to download individual Sentinel-2A granules

A few days ago I posted about my first experiences with Sentinel-2A data. Since then, I came across a post in the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Facebook group for a video of how to download and process individual Sentinel-2A granules using the free and open-source QGIS.

First and foremost, you’ll need to get two plugins from within QGIS- the OpenLayers plugin, and the Semi-Automatic Classification plugin (SCP), the latter written by Luca Congedo. You’ll then need to restart QGIS to use both plugins. You will also have to be registered with the Sentinels Scientific Data Hub, as you’ll be using your username and password in the SCP plugins.

After that, follow the instructions in the video. Be aware that downloads can take a while.

Geological Surtvey of Ireland RFT for landslide inventory survey of Kerry and Mayo

Issued 25th June 2013

Closing date: 11th July 2013, 12.00 noon (GMT)

As part of the GSI landslide susceptibility mapping project and the ongoing development of the GSI landslide database: County Kerry and Mayo landslide inventories are to be developed and integrated into GSI’s landslide susceptibility model.


Assess imagery datasets and identify candidate landslides in the two areas

Develop and deploy a strategy to carry out an efficient campaign of reconnaissance and validation fieldwork to establish the bona fides, or otherwise, of the candidate landslides and to record the landslide attributes.

Using the additional inventory data; implement the methodology developed in the previous stages of the landslide susceptibility mapping project in County Kerry and Mayo and report on its effectiveness.

Document all project tasks and workflows in systematic reports.

Please see eTenders website for further details here

Request for Tender online for Satellite Bathymetric Surveys

GSI has placed a Request for Tender on etenders for Satellite Bathymetric Surveys
Closing date is Oct 26 but application process can be all electronic and should not be too onerous (we hope)

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