Highlights of June 2022
Here’s a summary of our observations from last month. On June 8th we celebrated World Oceans Day. We should take this as an opportunity to think about how to prevent pollution and save oceanic ecosystems. This month we could also observe many wildfires worldwide caused by the pervasive high temperatures and droughts. Other well-visible observations include explosive activities of volcanos such as Dukono, Etna and Sabancaya.
Examples of the latest visible changes in satellite images
Satellite images allow you to monitor recent changes over the years. Below you can see the reconstruction of the Sokhna port, the largest hub port in the Red Sea, in the last 3 years. Other noticeable changes were visible in the location of Pangong Tso. It’s bisected by the international border between India and Tibet. You can monitor this spot and the occurring construction of a new bridge parallel to the first one on upcoming satellite images, using our platform.
During the beginning of June, rivers reached extremely high levels causing flooding in at least 6 locations in Montana US including Livingston. Thanks to satellite images we are able to compare the current state of water levels, with the one from 3 months before. The same thing goes for the explosive activity of the Sabancaya volcano over the last 2 months.
Just like last month, satellite imagery enables us to follow the course of action and current situation in Ukraine. Intense fighting in Sievierodonetsk continues and multiple fires are visible on the satellite images. The vast majority of the city’s infrastructure has been destroyed. Using Sentinel2 imagery we can observe the Gryfia Shipyard in Szczecin in Poland, where the ship Canopée was built. The ship was designed to carry the Ariane 6 rocket (part of the European expendable launch system) and launched on Tuesday (28.06).