Extreme weather events to be captured by new Scots linked satellite network

SCIENTISTS in Edinburgh are part of a team behind a new satellite based system they say will help improve monitoring and forecasting of extreme weather events and natural disasters anywhere in the world.

The newly formed International Center for Earth Data will gather, process and deliver weather information from public and commercial sources for researchers, governments and commercial enterprises around the world.

The work involves involving small satellite technology provider Orbital Micro Systems (OMS) and the University of Edinburgh. It would gather information every 15 minutes. Continue reading “Extreme weather events to be captured by new Scots linked satellite network”

Mikoko Pamoja project wins UN Equator Prize 2017 as Edinburgh Napier University hailed for conservation work

SCOTS based scientists working with Kenyans to protect under-threat mangrove forests are to be honoured with an award by the United Nations in New York today. The team from Edinburgh Napier University have been named winners of the Equator Prize 2017 by the UN Development Programme. They will receive a $10,000 (£7400) prize towards their efforts. It recognises their work with Kenyans preserving carbon traps … Continue reading Mikoko Pamoja project wins UN Equator Prize 2017 as Edinburgh Napier University hailed for conservation work