Pandemic effects on Air Quality

By hammian

In the latest Kvarken Space Conversations we explored if and how did the COVID-19 pandemic affect air quality.  Well, as the magazine article itself shows, it did and it is also measurable from space. The very interesting thing is what physical phenomena are these kind of measurements based on and how does the process work?…

Space Saturday in Wasa Future Festival ’21

By hammian

Wasa Future Festival was held in  Wasa Innovation Center on 5.8. & 11.-14.8.2021. On the last day a Space Saturday segment was presented by the Kvarken Space Economy project. You can watch all the presentations from this Youtube-link. It starts in the beginning of the Space segment. What is Kvarken Space Center? Heidi Kuusniemi  Director,…

The Many Colors of the Sea

By hammian

Especially during the very nice warm weather we have had lately, the cool refreshing waters of the sea and the lakes start to get quite enticing! However, we are also closing on to the cyanobacteria season as well. In our extented web article of the latest conversation, we present how these can be estimated remotely…

Heat of the Summer

By hammian

Summer and hopefully the warmth of the summer days are coming soon! In this month’s megamagazine article we discussed heat and it’s relation to electro-magnetic radiation, how it is observable from space, how land surface temperatures can be estimated and what is urban heat island – why it occurs, what effects it has, and how…

Springtime, Floodtime?

By hammian

In our latest Kvarken Space Conversations we take a look at a familiar Spring phenomena, the flooding of the rivers. Can these be detected from the orbit and how? Why do these river floods happen? We prepared a distilled introduction to the timely topic. Read more here!

Spectral Profiling Tells Us Things Eyes Don’t See

By hammian

This month’s Mega-magazine article we explored and explained in detail the different properties of multi-spectral remote sensing with Sentinel-2 imagery. What are the spectral profiles and how they can be utilized with a simple demonstration of clusterization algorithms?  We explain the technique and go through what it tells to us about the area near Vaasa…