Satellite Applications: Bringing Space Down to Earth

Activity: Public Engagement and OutreachMedia Participation


Nowadays, everybody uses satellite data in some way: from Google Maps and GPS, to over-sea phone calls and weather maps. Astrid Werkmeister discusses different methods of satellite applications, especially how satellite data is used to address sustainable development goals. One of those goals is to improve disaster management, which is where satellites are not only used to organize relief efforts on the ground post-disaster, but also provide useful data to advance our understanding of tropical cyclones, for example. Learn about what is behind the satellite data that help us understand and forecast a hurricane’s intensity and path, and find out how Strathclyde University is bringing space down to Earth.
Period29 Jan 2020
Event titleDavid Elder Lecture
Event typeCourse
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • Satellite Applications
  • Science Centre