News of the week
17 November 2014
An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.
Image of the week
This image from Sentinel-1A's radar on 11 July 2014 shows Tokyo Bay in Japan. Greater Tokyo is home to nearly 38 million people, making it the world's largest 'megacity' (a metropolitan area with more than 10 million people). Today, there are over 30 megacities across the globe.
Earth Observation Missions
21 November 2014
A satellite for natural disaster monitoring was successfully launched into orbit at 2:37 p.m. Friday, China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center announced.
19 November 2014
Anyone who spends time outdoors knows that weather influences soil moisture -- the moisture locked in soils that allows plants to grow -- through temperature, wind and, of course, rain and snowfall. But in our complex, interlocking Earth system, there are almost no one-way streets. How does soil moisture influence weather in return?
Research and Applications
21 November 2014
Climate Change, crisis information, digital humanitarians, disaster resilience, earthquake precursor, flood detection, forest monitoring, and green-house gases are just some of the themes where Big Data from Space plays a fundamental role and will change the way in which these themes are addressed. This emerges from the recent 2014 Conference on Big Data from Space, co-organised by ESA, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, and the European Union Satellite Centre.
Did you know?
21 November 2014
A novel NOAA climate observatory with a unique past arrived at Cape Canaveral on Thursday to begin two months of launch preparations, testing, and fuelling before liftoff aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
20 - 22 May 2015
Organisation: G-ECO Research Inc.
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Environmental Security: Remote Sensing of Natural Resources (SplitRS 2015) is an interactive event between universities, research institutions and private firms. It considers the state-of-the-art remote sensing technology, sophisticated and comprehensive modelling approaches, data analysis, sophisticated software capabilities - all of which is incorporated in the framework of building the well-designed strategy to protect natural resources and public well-being. The proposed topics include the environmental security issues related to:
This intensive and advanced 3-day learning event presents best insights into most recent techniques learned from top international professors and researchers through lectures and hands-on sessions. Participants will learn about different remote sensing applications using primarily hyperspectral and LiDAR sensors. Learning about information extraction techniques will be an integral part of the school program in 2015.
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.