Image of the week
A thin green line of the aurora borealis (northern lights) crosses the top of this photograph, taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station. The moon appears as a white disc just above the aurora. Russia's capital city, Moscow, makes a splash of yellow light and is easily recognised by the radial pattern of its highways.
Earth Observation Missions
A cluster of 37 satellites launched out of an underground silo on a remote Russian military base Thursday, rocketing into orbit on top of a Soviet-era ballistic missile modified to haul spacecraft instead of nuclear bombs.
Research and Applications
A NASA high-altitude ER-2 aircraft concluded its participation 16 June in a study aimed at gaining a better understanding of precipitation over mountainous terrain.
Policy & Legislation
Sites like Google and Bing Maps will be able to use higher-quality satellite images, thanks to US government restrictions being lifted.
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22 - 24 September 2014
Location: Toulouse, France
The conference will cover all scientific areas of operational oceanography as well as its applications (weather, seasonal and climate monitoring, marine resources, marine safety, coastal and marine environment). The conference will be held just before the end of the FP7 funded MyOcean2 project, with the aim of providing a forum for discussion of all scientific matters related to ocean monitoring and forecasting systems, quality control and processing of observations feeding into the assimilation systems, and the use of operational oceanography products for scientific applications.
EO Missions Database
Visit the eoPortal database to find out about spaceborne EO missions and sensors to discover more about past, operational and future missions. This is complemented with detailed articles of airborne sensors.
This database is based on the book of Herbert J. Kramer Observation of the Earth and its Environments and describes over 600 missions in detail. Online updated version of "Earth Observation History of Technical Introduction" available as of January 02, 2017.