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26 September 2013
A prototype autonomous vehicle, or rover, developed by CSIRO is helping scientists improve the accuracy of Earth observation satellites that provide valuable data to our mining and agricultural industries.
23 September 2013
In the already complicated science of what creates - and causes constant change in - two giant doughnuts of radiation surrounding Earth, researchers have added a new piece of information: some of the electrons reach such enormous energies that they are driven by an entirely different set of physical processes. These results were published in a paper in Nature Physics on 22 September 2013.
20 September 2013
You might find it hard to believe that dust clouds from the African Sahara can travel thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean, but it does every year and in large quantities. In a recent study, Joseph Prospero, professor emeritus at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and collaborators at the University of Houston and Arizona State University found that the average air concentrations of inhalable particles more than doubled during a major Saharan dust intrusion in Houston, Texas.
Over 100 students and educators from the UK took part in a School Lab in Edinburgh, Scotland, as part of the Living Planet Symposium 2013. The Lab gave participants the opportunity to learn about the science and technology behind Earth Observation through half day sessions of lab experiments and demonstrations.
Jack Dangermond to receive UN top environment award for pioneering geo-spatial technology for conservation and development
18 September 2013
An environmental scientist and entrepreneur who revolutionised the use of geo-spatial technology for conservation is to receive the 2013 Champions of the Earth Award, the UN's highest environmental accolade.
ESA's Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes (D-EOP) has opened a Request For Information (RFI) directed at collecting ideas for the implementation of some Thematic Exploitation Platforms (TEPs) as part of the evolution of the Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS) operations concept.
13 September 2013
The Living Planet Symposium has come to a close in Edinburgh, and a week of talking about past, present and future satellite missions, as well as the scientific challenges facing us, has prepared Earth observation for a new chapter.
13 September 2013
The Chinese government, which over the past 20 years has been one of the world's biggest markets for commercial Earth observation satellite imagery, has achieved autonomy in medium-resolution imagery and expects to reach that goal in submetric imagery within three to five years, according to China's Center for Resource Satellite Data and Applications (CRESDA).
11 September 2013
According to Euroconsult's recently published research report, Satellite-Based Earth Observation: Market Prospects to 2022, the number of Earth observation (EO) satellites launched by civil government and commercial entities is expected to more than double over the next decade to 360 satellites, translating into $35.8 billion in manufacturing revenues over 2013 to 2022, an 88% increase over the previous decade.
04 September 2013
The topic of climate change inspires a lot of debate. At NASA, it has also inspired a lot of science.
30 August 2013
Students and educators are invited to sign up for the School Lab to be held at ESA's largest scientific conference of the year, the Living Planet Symposium.
Building on a 30-year relationship, top officials from NOAA and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) signed a long-term cooperative agreement, ensuring continued space-based weather, water and climate monitoring.
Geospatial imagery provider DigitalGlobe says the commercial market for satellite Earth imagery is growing faster than the U.S. government market and that the company remains sold out in certain regions despite its purchase, in January, of rival GeoEye and GeoEye's satellites.
13 August 2013
About 1700 participants of the Living Planet Symposium are expected in the Scottish capital on 9-13 September. To date, over 1100 people have already registered for ESA's largest scientific event of the year, and the number is growing.
12 August 2013
Escaping from the ocean, then surfing on clouds until taking that fateful fall back to Earth, water is on a journey. NASA's new short film "Water Falls" invites the public along for the ride as scientists follow water around the globe - on a globe.
10 August 2013
People already worried about the candid cameras on Google Glass and low-flying drones can add a new potential snooper to the list: cameras on inexpensive, low-orbiting microsatellites that will soon be sending back frequent, low-cost snapshots of most of Earth's populated regions from space.
06 August 2013
Worldwide, 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record according to the 2012 State of the Climate report released online 06 August by the American Meteorological Society (AMS).
31 July 2013
Millions of pieces of space debris are orbiting Earth dating back to Sputnik-1 in 1957. Could we use fishing nets, harpoons and sails to reel them in?
Data gathered and analysed by non-experts can rival the quality of data from experts, shows a new IIASA study of crowdsourced data from its Geo-Wiki project.
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