Remote Sensing

New Tide Gauge Uses GPS to Measure Sea-Level Change

May 28, 2014By
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A new way of measuring sea level using satellite navigation system signals, for instance GPS, has been implemented by scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Sea level and its variation can easily be monitored using existing coastal GPS stations. read more

UNB Technology Space Launch Delayed

September 16, 2013By
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Update: Elon Musk, SpaceX’s CEO and chief designer, has posted an update on the status of the upcoming Falcon 9 launch on his Twitter account. “Will do another static fire of rocket to make sure all is good & AF [[Air Force]] needs to test ICBMs, so probable launch Sept 29/30,” Musk tweeted. “The static fire is scheduled for later... read more

GNSS and Radio Astronomical Observations

August 1, 2013By
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An alternative tool for detecting underground nuclear explosions? By Dorota A. Grejner-Brzezinska, Jihye Park, Joseph Helmboldt,  Ralph R. B. von Frese, Thomas Wilson, and Jade Morton Well-concealed underground nuclear explosions may go undetected by International Monitoring System sensors. An independent technique of detection and verification may be offered by GPS-based analysis of local traveling ionospheric disturbances excited by an explosion.... read more

Select Energy Launches Real-Time Data Management for Water Sources

July 16, 2013By
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Proper management of large volumes of fluid has become a necessity as hydraulic fracturing has increased throughout North America. Creating the most effective fluid handling solution involves environmental, cost and project timeline considerations. Select Energy Services, LLC, has launched AquaView, a suite of services that efficiently monitor water at various stages of the project through real-time, wireless technology. AquaView’s instant... read more

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Intergeo 2013

February 12, 2013By

Intergeo is a leading conference trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. With over half a million event website users and more than 16,000 visitors from 80 countries at Intergeo itself, it is one of the key platforms for industry dialogue. Intergeo will be held October 8-10 in Essen, Germany. The 19th Intergeo will look at the significance of changes... read more

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Esri Announces 24 Organizations to Receive $2 Million in GIS Imagery Grants

January 22, 2013By

Esri and PCI Geomatics announced they have selected 24 organizations to develop and apply innovative methods for using GIS to analyze imagery for land-use management. Through the Esri Natural Resources Imagery Grant Program, Esri, the world leader in GIS, and PCI Geomatics, the world leader in geoimaging, provide each grant recipient with software and data valued at $100,000. “Esri is... read more

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Detecting Nuclear Testing: Software Under Development by OSU Could Pinpoint Treaty Violations

August 1, 2011By
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Can GPS be used to detect underground nuclear explosions? A research team is developing a software program that uses GPS to analyze the ionospheric effect of nuclear explosions. Results would show when and where a country has conducted a secret underground nuclear test. read more

Innovation: Friendly Reflections

September 1, 2010By
Figure 4. The Oceanpal installation at Lake Laja, Chile.

Monitoring Water Level with GNSS
A receiver can selectively acquire scattered signals and the resulting measurements can be interpreted to reveal certain characteristics of the source of the scattering. This article discusses the design and application of a GNSS instrument that uses scattered signals for monitoring the level and roughness of inland and coastal water surfaces for the betterment of planet Earth. read more

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