The Space Placement in Industry (SPIN) scheme, which is managed by the UK Space Agency, was created to provide a link between companies working with the space and earth observation industries and those people looking to gain experience in these fields.

BARSC member company, 2Excel Geo supported ‘Spintern’ Loreena Jaouen to complete an eight week project on behalf of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

For over a decade, the RSPB has been working to restore the heathland that is vital to the health and well-being of a number of ground-nesting birds and the organisation was interested to know how airborne monitoring could assist them in this process.

In this fascinating article, Loreena explains how she used hyperspectral airborne imagery and Sentinel-2 data to provide the RSPB with the ability to perform regular change detection analysis on this crucial natural habitat.