What are satellites used for?
This page exists to demonstrate the various Satellite uses, whether these be toward climate change, healthcare, or disaster relief. This page will also explore the potential future benefits from the development of new satellite technologies and innovation.
Amur Falcons: One of the Most Successful Conservation Stories to Date
Satellite-tracked Amur Falcons return successfully to the Tamenglong district in Manipur, leading to further protection and conservation efforts for migratory birds and endangered species alike. Migration and Poaching With the beginning of winter Amur Falcons (Falco Amurensis) flock in large numbers across northeast India, which acts as a stop-over ground in the bird’s annual migration path.
Utilising Satellite Technology for Wildlife Conservation
High-resolution remote sensing images have provided conservationists and ecologists with the ability to accurately monitor illegal mining, to monitor wildlife populations, to rapidly detect deforestation activities and other alterations being made to the landscape. Earth imagery provided by satellites is collected frequently, globally, and at an increasingly higher quality.
Arctic Tundra Going Green
A study led by a team of scientists from the Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff discovered by analysing high-resolution satellite imagery, that 37.3% of the Arctic Tundra grew significantly greener between 1985-2016. The Changing Arctic Tundra A Tundra biome is commonly portrayed as having a permanently frozen subsoil known as the permafrost, little precipitation and low biotic diversity.
Using Satellite Technology to Monitor Climate Change
Satellite technology has the ability to measure Earth’s temperature, greenhouse gas emissions, sea levels and atmospheric gases, which are all imperative to the awareness and improvement of climate change and the prediction of the future of the Earth.
Whales from Space
Humpback whale in Anvers Island, Antarctic Peninsula.