Launched in 2014 and based on its experience in the field as well as the theoretical and technical expertise of its founders and partners (e.g. launch of the project for the International Dark Sky Reserve of the Pic du Midi), DarkSkyLab is offering today a wide range of services ranging from consulting for communities and companies wishing to improve the quality of their lighting and achieve energy savings to deep technical studies around light pollution and its environmental impact.
We use in our daily activity different scientific tools for measuring, analyzing, modeling and mapping light pollution. In particular, we are developing a simulation engine called Otus that produces light pollution maps by inputting different types of data (discrete light sources, satellite radiances, population data, etc.) according to their availability. We are also developing our own metrology tools, in particular a continuous light pollution measurement system called Ninox that allows us to perform statistical studies of light pollution.
|Otus – A Light Pollution Simulation Engine
|Ninox – An Autonomous NSB Recording System