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Tag: Maxar Technologies

  • Friday, January 20th 2023 - 10:23 UTC

    New Emperor Penguin colony discovered in Antarctica with satellite mapping

    Aerial imagery from the Maxar WorldView-3 satellite shows the newly discovered Emperor penguin colony at Verleger Point. Satellite image. 2023 Maxar Technologies.

    Scientists have discovered a new emperor penguin colony in Antarctica using satellite mapping technology. This new colony makes a total of 66 known emperor penguin colonies around the coastline of Antarctica, with exactly half having been discovered by satellite imagery.

  • Friday, October 18th 2019 - 09:44 UTC

    BAS technique to detect stranded whales from space

    The researchers studied satellite images covering thousands of kilometers of coastline, which provided an early insight into the extent of the mortality. Satellite image: Maxar Technologies

    A new technique for analyzing satellite images may help scientists detect and count stranded whales from space. Researchers tested a new detection method using Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite images from Maxar Technologies of the biggest mass stranding of baleen whales yet recorded.  It is hoped that in the future the technique will lead to real-time information as stranding events happen.