Imagine sending your own custom-made satellite
into space to study specific elements of rivers, glaciers, volcanoes,
landslides or agricultural practices.
Sensors, digital imaging and other sensing
components have shrunk in size and cost, which has dramatically changed the
technology available to Earth scientists in just the last five years. KAUST
researchers and international colleagues report that we are entering a new era
in Earth observation and research; and they identify what’s needed if we are to
maximize its opportunities.
Image: A quadcopter hovers above a paddock.
© 2017 Hydrology Agriculture and Land Observation team