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KenGen and ITC kick-off collaborative programme on geothermal energy

KenGen, Kenya’s leading electric power generation company, and the Faculty ITC of the University of Twente have agreed on a three year collaboration in the field of geothermal energy. The agreement between the two parties was signed on Thursday 1 November in Nairobi, Kenya. For the period till 2022, the partners have set up a… Read more

ASTRALiTe’s 2-in-1 Topo-Bathy LiDAR Maps Underwater Pipeline in Coral Reef

ASTRALiTe has successfully demonstrated its 2-in-1 Topo-Bathy LiDAR flying on a DJI Matrice 600 Pro UAV during three separate missions over the course of a month in Colorado and Hawaii. “This is a significant achievement in miniaturization! Bathymetry from a medium-sized UAV platform is now just as easy to perform as topographic LiDAR surveys”, said,… Read more

CSU-CAS Provides Free Image Data of Tiangong-2 Space Laboratory

The Technology and Engineering Center for Space Ultilization, Chinese Academy of Science (CSU-CAS) is now providing medium resolution image data products of Tiangong-2 space laboratory to international academia users. One such product is Wide-band Imaging Spectrometer images. Wide-band Imaging Spectrometer is a medium resolution multispectral imager on Tiangong-2 Space Laboratory. With a pushbroom imaging mode,… Read more

Review of the Young Professionals Seminar

The first collaborative Young Professionals (YP) event of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB) and GRSG, which was convened at IHS Markit in London on Thursday 16th August 2018, focused on the relationship between Petroleum Geoscience and Remote Sensing (RS). Twenty-five people were in attendance on the evening, demonstrating a significant interest in… Read more

The Bare Earth

Lidar Exposes Geology The Washington Geological Survey, within the State Department of Natural Resources Survey have created a stunning Esri Story Map to present the work they have done with Lidar For geologists, Lidar is an invaluable tool that enables them to see and study large areas of the earth’s surface, particularly in places where… Read more

Fast and easy integration and classification of hyperspectral optical and thermal data

Optical and thermal hyperspectral data, when used together, allow different varieties of minerals to be mapped. Considering the main mineralogical groups, the visible (VIS, 0.4–0.7 µm) and near-infrared (NIR, 0.7–1.0 µm) parts of the electromagnetic spectrum allow for mapping surfaces with a high concentration of Fe3+-bearing minerals (e.g., hematite, goethite and jarosite) and shortwave infrared… Read more

Remote Sensing of Hydrocarbon Microseepage

Remote sensing can help professionals in the oil and gas industry discover new areas for exploration. One such application is identifying areas of hydrocarbon microseepage. Microseeps are invisible traces of light hydrocarbons (primarily C1 – C5 substances) that seep to the surface from an oil or gas reservoir. When hydrocarbons migrate upward and reach exposed… Read more

Thermal infrared multispectral remote sensing of lithology and mineralogy based on spectral properties of materials

For many years, much research has been undertaken using spaceborne thermal systems for lithological and mineralogical mapping. Works of Ninomiya and Fu amongst others are well known as benchmarks for a number of the spectral indices that we use today, in particular with their application to ASTER data and more recently also to GaoFen-5 a… Read more