KvarkenSat Press Release event!

By hammian

We are extremely happy to be share the results of the design and planning process of the KvarkenSat satellite!  Press Event is held today (1.12.2021)  simultanously on four locations: Vaasa, Kiruna, Umeå and Espoo, and addtionally online as well. 11-12 EET / 10-11 CET.  Online Link If you missed it or could not participate, the…

Managing the Planet’s Forests

By hammian

This month’s Kvarken Space Conversations we explored the Forestry Thematic Exploitation Platform, run by VTT, and it’s possibilities! Additionally, we presented results produced by their in-house developed Autochange tool. Take a look at the extended article over here, and we discuss in more detail how F-TEP is related to the Copernicus programme, how the algorithm…

#MyKvarkenSat Drawing Campaign

By Johanna Haveri

Draw a Satellite And Win a Prize! #MyKvarkenSat – our future satellite   What do you think the KvarkenSat satellite will look like after it’s launched into space? Let your imagination guide your drawing. Participate and possibly win a prize!  All drawings submitted will be stored on-board the KvarkenSat satellite and orbit the planet after launching!    The University of Vaasa,…

Team Roskanautti Won in Espoo!

By Johanna Haveri

Team Roskanautti Won the Space for Humanity Bootcamp – Our Colleague Rathan Was One of the Winners! Our colleague Rathan Kumar Alagirisamy joined the Space for Humanity Finland Bootcamp in Otaniemi, Espoo. The five-day Bootcamp took place from 8th to 12th November, and it was organized by ESA BIC Finland. There were 43 participants from…

Making forest maps using space data and field observations in Sweden and Finland

By hammian

This month’s Mega magazine we had an opportunity to co-operate with the leading experts in estimating the forestry variables based on both the information from space and from the ground observations. The experts, SLU in Sweden and Luke in Finland, are responsible for producing the nation wide datasets.  Please, have a look at the extended…

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?…