Meterological and biological instrumentation including dataloggers and microclimate sensors.
Earth Orbiting satellites are mapping the world and monitoring Global
Climate Change and Carbon Balance. Skye Light and Radiation sensors are
being widely used on ground based systems for long term monitoring and
scaling up data to satellite equivalents. NDVI, PRI and most satellite spectral
bands in VIS, NIR and SWIR are available in calibrated 2 and 4 channel radiometers.
Skye’s name has always been synonymous with Plant Research
instrumentation. PAR and Red-Far Red light sensors, Scholander water
potential measurement, Leaf Area and Root Length software systems
and soil moisture tensiometers are widely used in universities and
research institutes world wide.
The MiniMet weather station is used in a wide variety of industrial a
pplications where due diligence records are necessary for
protection of the environment, such as waste management sites,
water treatment plants and manufacturing industries. Quarries
and construction sites also use the station for dust control and
Reflected light measurement sensors from Skye are used at ground
level for mapping, on tall masts for seasonality and on unmanned
aerial vehicles (UAVs) and aircraft for larger scales. Studies include
vegetation cover, weed mapping, satellite ground truthing and validation,
and boundary layer atmospheric aerosols.
Skye light sensors measure from low level moonlight to the brightest
sunlight. Applications are as varied as plant and crop growth, fish
farming, UV Index for skin health, meteorology, turtle conservation,
street lighting control, insect navigation, satellite ground truthing
and bat habitat monitoring.
Commercial horticulture makes regular use of Skye’s light sensors in
glasshouses and Controlled Environments and soil moisture systems
in automatic irrigation systems both under cover and outdoors.
Technology transfer from Agriculture research establishments has
resulted in Skye MiniMet weather stations in daily use producing
higher quality produce, with lower chemical and water usage.