Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023
Scenes of Planet Earth from the Perspective of SeaHawk Cubesat

The SeaHawk-1 CubeSat nanosatellite, which has been in orbit for five years, has provided valuable data for scientists studying the ocean. As the mission comes to a close, UGA Skidaway Institute researcher Sara Rivero-Calle will highlight some of the remarkable images captured by the satellite in an upcoming program.

During the program titled “Scenes of Planet Earth from the Perspective of SeaHawk Cubesat, the Miniature Ocean Color Satellite,” Rivero-Calle will showcase a series of images taken by SeaHawk-1 over the past three years. The program aims to bid farewell to this unique and important mission.

The audience will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of ecosystems depicted in the images, including coastal regions, deserts, lakes, salt fields, coral atolls, and polar regions. Additionally, Rivero-Calle will discuss significant events captured by SeaHawk-1, such as algae blooms, hurricanes, earthquakes, and icebergs detaching from Antarctica.

The program will be available both in-person and online. For those attending in person, the event will take place at the Ocean Sciences Instructional Center on the UGA Skidaway Marine Science Campus in Savannah, Georgia. The evening will commence with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the talk at 7 p.m.

For online viewers, the program can be accessed through the UGA Skidaway Institute YouTube channel. The event is open to the public and free of charge, allowing individuals from all around the world to witness and learn from the outstanding work of SeaHawk-1.

By showcasing the incredible images and discussing their significance, Rivero-Calle aims to provide a comprehensive and visually stimulating overview of our planet from the perspective of this miniature ocean color satellite.