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06 February 2014
It's not often that the Winter Olympic Games come with an ocean view, but that's what we are getting this year at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. Sochi is the warmest city ever to host the winter games, which officially run from 07 through 23 February.
05 February 2014
Scientists, satellite operators, insurance industry and Government policy officials gather this week (7 February 2014) to discuss the latest advances in forecasting and 'nowcasting' that, for the first time, enable 'real-time' risk assessment of space radiation damage to Earth-orbiting satellites.
31 January 2014
The 2014 World Wetlands Day highlights the need for wetlands and the agriculture sector to work together. ESA's GlobWetland II project assists Mediterranean countries in the sustainable use of these areas and demonstrates the evolution of wetlands and agricultural patterns over time.
29 January 2014
It takes a lot of land to grow food for the world's seven billion people. About a third of Earth's terrestrial surface is used for agriculture. And about a third of that, in turn, is used to grow crops.
24 January 2014
With the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme's first satellite nearing launch, Portugal explores how best to exploit this initiative's critical information.
22 January 2014
NASA's 2014 Earth Right Now Campaign began last week, signalling the start of an ambitious year for the agency's Earth science departments. For the first time in more than a decade, NASA will be launching five Earth science missions in a single year.
Pack it up, put it on a plane and fly it to Japan. It sounds simple enough, but a new video from NASA shows when your package is a satellite, it's anything but.
16 January 2014
Russian cosmonauts will step outside the International Space Station later this month for a second try to set up a pair of Earth observation cameras after a cabling issue inside the complex cut short a spacewalk in December.
31 December 2013
Seven years after an independent review board cited the importance of two ambitious Earth science missions, NASA officials are investigating ways to perform scaled-back versions of the original projects that fit within current budget projections.
NASA transforms access to low-Earth orbit, touches interstellar space, makes unprecedented discovieres and develops cutting-edge technologies in 2013
22 December 2013
In 2013, NASA helped U.S. commercial companies transform access to low-Earth orbit and the International Space Station even as one of the agency's venerable spacecraft was confirmed to have reached interstellar space, and engineers moved ahead on technologies that will help carry out the first astronaut mission to an asteroid and eventually Mars.
22 December 2013
Researchers from the University of Surrey have developed a new method to bring aging satellites back to Earth so they no longer pose a threat to spacecraft or other probes by continuing to orbit in a nonworking state.
20 December 2013
Following the release of the Envisat MERIS Level 1 Full Resolution Full Swath data (MER_FRS_1P) online via FTP, the products are now also retrievable via HTTP through the MERIS MERCI system.
Scientists from U of T's Department of Chemistry have discovered a novel chemical lurking in the atmosphere that appears to be a long-lived greenhouse gas (LLGHG). The chemical - perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA) - is the most radiatively efficient chemical found to date, breaking all other chemical records for its potential to impact climate.
Tracking Super Typhoon Haiyan: International effort provides new views of monster storm, saves lives
09 December 2013
By mid-afternoon on 03 November 2013, residents of Manila were sweltering. The high temperature peaked at 88 degrees Fahrenheit, but the tropical humidity made it feel like 102. A few scattered clouds above the capital city of the Philippines offered little protection from the tropical sun. A feeble and irregular breeze hardly stirred the giant Filipino flag hanging outside Malacañan Palace, where the president lives.
05 December 2013
On 05 December 2013 a new proposal call for 'TanDEM-X Intermediate DEM' products was launched by DLR.
02 December 2013
Earthzine has partnered with the NASA Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) to produce this inaugural "Earth Science Technology Showcase," an online forum that features 10 current Earth-observing technology development projects. ESTO principal investigators have submitted articles that highlight their work in developing new and emerging technologies that can enable future Earth science measurements.
27 November 2013
Geospatial imagery and services provider DigitalGlobe, which forecasts $635 million in revenue for 2013, expects to be a billion-dollar business in five years by increasing its share of its current $2 billion imagery market, establishing rights in the $10 billion market for geospatial information and tapping into the $30 billion market for information services.
20 November 2013
The Envisat MERIS Level 1 Full Resolution Full Swath data (MER_FRS_1P) has now been systematically processed and made available online.
19 November 2013
Crowned with a record-setting horde of 29 satellites, a Minotaur 1 rocket bounded into space from Virginia on Tuesday night and put on an evening sky show before releasing the medley of spacecraft more than 300 miles above Earth.
13 November 2013
Astrium Services's SPOT 6 high-resolution satellite has been qualified by the European Space Agency (ESA) to take part in the Copernicus Earth observation programme.
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