EMISSI@N Project

‘Ecological Monitoring from International Space Station Images At Night’

This project is mapping ecological risks from the colour spectrum of artificial nighttime lighting using astronaut and cosmonaut images of the earth taken from the International Space Station.

We are creating maps for Europe of the colour of nighttime lighting, and of the resultant biological risks that variation in this colour poses, in particular, this research will improve understanding of the extent and risk to ecosystems of the rapid roll out of LED lighting across Europe.

Lost at Night

Our simple and intuitive Lost at Night project is using the power of citizen science to match images and therefore identify the location of the astronauts’ photographs, thus solving the problem of sorting over 1 million uncatalogued images.

This directly helps in the study of light pollution and how it affects us and other organisms that we share the planet with.

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