Madagascar is the world’s fourth largest island, and due to its position in the middle of Indian Ocean is regularly hit by cyclones between the months of November and April. The last tropical cyclone “Ava” hit the island country off the southeastern … Continue reading Flooding in Madagascar, a first assessment from Satellite
Kutupalong refugee camp is a refugee camp located in Ukhia, Bangladesh inhabited mostly by Rohingya Muslims that have fled from persecution in neighboring buddhist Myanmar country. It recently became the largest refugee settlement in the world hosting almost 600,000 occupants. … Continue reading Kutupalong, the largest refugees camp in the World
Tidal phenomenon along the shores was well known since the prehistoric era, but a long trip of investigations through the centuries was necessary from the Greco-Roman Antiquity to the modern era to unravel in a quasi-definitive manner many secrets of … Continue reading Tidal monitoring with Sentinel-2
Bogoslov Island has a Russian sounding name and indeed belongs to the Aleutian Islands, Alaska which was sold by Russia to United States in 1867. It is actually the summit of a stratovolcano 1800 m height from the seabed and emerged … Continue reading Bogoslof Island: a puzzle for geographers.
Responsible for the 10% of Greenland icebergs, the Jakobshavn Glacier is one of the largest outlet glaciers in the world. According to recent scientific studies it is also one of the fastest moving glaciers on Earth, Its speed can in … Continue reading Rapid mapping of moving Glaciers
The Amazon rainforest represents over half of the planet’s remaining equatorial forests. A real Earth’s hearth and lungs threatened by the human uncontrolled activity. Its deforestation started mainly in the early seventies after the opening of the trans-Amazonian highway (1972). Amongst the … Continue reading Amazonia Deforestation from Sentinels
There is a place in the middle of the Old Wild West, which in the recent past earned the nickname of “the most bombed place on Earth”. We are in the Nevada Test Site (USA) 105 Kilometers northwest from Las … Continue reading Once upon a time in the Nuclear Old West
Bangladesh is one of the largest ships breaking country in the world. This happens there because Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries, environmental standard are very low, and workers are very cheep and willing to risk their life every … Continue reading Chittagong, where ships go to die
When we look at the Moon we can easily distinguish dozens of craters caused by the collision of large meteorites or comets with its surface. The same happened on Earth’s surface mainly during its early history but very few people know that a similar event could happen again. Continue reading “Impact Craters on Earth, a deep space proof on our Planet”
Wildfire season has just started for Mediterranean regions and considering the climate forecast projections for this summer, for the fire authorities it might not be very strait forward to face.