Here are examples of how you can use satellite imagery to analyze various phenomena and events around the globe. With these examples we want to help you get familiar with satellite imagery and show you how to use some of the freely available tools for your analysis.
We’re still learning about satellite imagery ourselves, and whenever we come across useful materials, we’ll include the link to them here. If you know of a good resource that should be added to the list, please let us know!
Be curious, explore further, and you will begin to see our planet in a different light. Satellite images will help you gain new insights about the Earth. Or you will just be impressed by its beauty … we can promise that.
Use custom scripts to create useful and beautiful satellite visualizations in EO Browser. Visit our friendly tutorial for complete beginners and learn how to create custom color composites, implement remote sensing indices and use custom color scales to display the phenomena of your interest in an informative and appealing way.
Have you ever wanted to make a cool time-lapse of a certain location, but there were clouds in a way? Or the area was too large to process at once? Read our guide for creating animations from different data collections obtained via Sentinel Hub services and follow along with the provided Jupyter Notebook.
The Index tool has a user friendly interface for creating and visualizing satellite indices by dragging and dropping bands into the equation and setting up custom visualizations with just a couple of clicks. This guide will show you how to use the feature, which options you have available and how to fine-tune your visualization.
Air pollution is a serious problem worldwide - especially in large urban areas. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), some 4.2 million premature deaths each year are linked to air pollution. According to data the European Environment Agency published, around 90% of city dwellers in Europe are subjected to air pollutants at levels deemed harmful.
In early spring of 2017, the biggest Sicilian volcano - Etna - awakened and erupted several times. Let’s observe the event using satellite imagery. Can we find satellite images of any previous Etna eruptions?
In recent years, we hear a lot of news about wildfires occurring in areas, where they did not occur often in the past. In spring and summer of 2018, we have witnessed the boreal forests in Siberia burning at extraordinary rates; last summer the wildfires suddenly erupted in Portugal; in September of 2017, California was in flames, with firefighters fighting more than 9000 fires and in the beginning months of 2020, wildfires in Australia have destroyed thousands of homes and more than 5 million hectares of land. We can observe them with satellite imagery.
Sentinel Hub supports Planet and Airbus third party commercial PlanetScope, Airbus Pleiades, and Airbus Spot data. They offer global daily data in high spatial resolution of 0.5 meters (Pleiades), 1.5 meters (SPOT) and 3 meters (PlanetScope). High resolution imagery is useful for precision mapping, monitoring of vegetation or urban areas and disaster management. See our Commercial data webinar to learn how to search, order and visualize commercial data, generate time-series, view statistical information and get commercial data sponsored. See also the step by step PDF tutorial on how to search and order commercial data using Requests Builder and Postman.
You can now work with CARD4L compliantSentinel-1 data! CARD4L satellite data has been processed to a minimum set of requirements that allows immediate analysis with minimum user effort. Sentinel Hub provides full archive of global Sentinel-1 data, processed based on a CARD4L NRB (Normalised Radar Backscatter) requirement, greatly reducing the complexity of SAR data. A CARD4L tool has been developed, to help you request this data using a user friendly interface, and we have prepared a user guide, to show you how to work with the tool and how to request and download data step by step.
We are happy to present our Sentinel Hub Webinars channel, hoping it becomes a more regular source of useful information for the remote sensing and Earth observation community. For more information please see also our dedicated page, where you will find out more about the coming events and how to register for the next one.
If you’re a beginner in remote sensing or just starting out with Sentinel Hub, check out our short video course on remote sensing essentials with a comprehensive overview of common use cases and tools. This is a great introduction to what you can do with Sentinel Hub, touching on scripting, EO Browser, API, and even machine learning!
The following page is an exploratory overview of the current and upcoming sources of data, processing pipelines, and data products. It is aimed at helping non-experts explore and harness the unfolding revolution of Earth observation, with an emphasis on understanding the current capabilities and project development considerations.
Materials about the Remote Sensing basics, prepared by the University of Bonn.
General introduction to remote sensing with a short history. The page also contains amazing interactive visual material.
A repository, that contains a collection of custom scripts for Sentinel Hub, which can be fed to the services via the URL or input directly into the custom scripting window.
The page crated under The Climate Detectives project includes inspirational resources for teachers to engage students to learn about Earth’s climate and how to monitor our planet from space. It is a great starting point for everyone entering the remote sensing field.
A collection of on-line courses covering various topics that can be explored using satellite data. E-learning courses are good to study the remote sensing theory and the webinars will guide you step-by-step through the processing of satellite data in SNAP.
Born of Galileo (Danish)
Various exercises for students, in Danish language.
A blog post by Pierre Markuse, that provides a quick introduction into remote sensing for teachers who would like to use satellite images in class.
Explore interesting locations around the world by visiting our expanding pin library, contribute to it by adding your own exciting pins and descriptions, and share your collections with others.
A website aimed at teachers, researchers and the general public developed by SIGTE of the University of Girona, Spain, to facilitate the discovery of satellite images and to explore the Earth’s surface. Analyse phenomena such as forest fires, floods, the melting of glaciers and other socio-ecological problems.