Remco Timmermans

GLEC2022: Opportunities of Space for Emerging Countries

The opportunities of space are an inspiration for people all over the world. The images of astronauts walking on the Moon, launching to the International Space Station, flying new commercial spacecraft, and images of our planet from Earth orbiting satellites equally inspire people in emerging countries as much as they excite us those in countries […]Read More

Wildlife Forensics from Space

Today Groundstation.Space is present at the grand opening of the new Wildlife Forensic Academy in Buffelsfontein, South Africa. The Wildlife Forensic Academy is a state-of-the-art forensic training platform to protect and preserve wildlife around the globe. The Academy is nature’s game changer and a preeminent voice in the mobilisation of wildlife forensic knowledge. It aims […]Read More

Happy First Birthday EUSPA!

The EU Agency for the Space Programme EUSPA celebrates its first anniversary with new services, a new satellite and even more end users. Time flies when you’re busy getting things done. And in the first year of its existence, the EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) has gotten a lot of things done. “EUSPA’s […]Read More

4 New Technologies in Agriculture That Are Helping Farmers

Agriculture is gradually becoming technologically advanced. Machinery is automated, seed and fertilizer rates can be calculated automatically, and satellite images are used to determine plant conditions. Here are four new technologies for agriculture. This article is based on a post on the OneSoil blog, edited and republished with permission. 1. Satellite images and agriculture The first satellite was launched into […]Read More

The SKIES are the limit – Career workshop for astronomy

After a few months of preparation and much anticipation, the local SKIES (SKilled, Innovative and Entrepreneurial Scientists) training finally took place in the Netherlands. On April 1 and 2, twenty students from Dutch and British institutions gathered at the the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship in Rotterdam to learn about open science, entrepreneurship, science communication and […]Read More

Are you comfortable? Monitoring heat stress in cities from space

Cities experience higher temperatures than their rural surroundings. These higher temperatures can negatively impact human health, including causing cardiovascular and respiratory disorders, as well as heat stroke. It is therefore crucial to lower heat stress in urban environments. Cities are ‘Heat Islands’ An ‘urban heat island (UHI)’ is an urban area that is significantly warmer […]Read More

EO Made Easy: Comparison of Sentinel Hub EO Browser and

It is often thought that Earth Observation is difficult. People think you need deep knowledge of data manipulation, know where to find the right data sets, understand complex GIS tools and have expert data mapping skills. Now this may have been the case ten years ago, but with the advance of new, intuitive tools like […]Read More

Galileo enables safer cycling routes in the Netherlands

An initiative in the Netherlands leverages Galileo’s enhanced accuracy and positioning to conduct a comprehensive safety assessment of local cycling routes. Article based on the original publication by the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA). Original article here. The Dutch and their bikes The Dutch love their bikes. In fact, according to a […]Read More

ONDA DIAS Skills Workshop

On Tuesday 14 June 2022 Groundstation.Space in collaboration with Serco will host a full-day workshop about using Copernicus data with ONDA DIAS. ONDA is one of five Copernicus Data Information and Access Services (DIAS), providing access to many petabytes of Earth Observation data. About the workshop This workshop is exclusive for SKIES participants and will […]Read More

ESA Funding Opportunity: Space in Response to Humanitarian Crises

Funding Opportunity According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), at the end of 2020, 82.4 million people worldwide were forcibly displaced due to persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations, or events seriously disturbing public order, resulting in multiple humanitarian crises. ESA is currently in discussions with leading humanitarian organisations including the International […]Read More