News of the week
11 February 2015
NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 6:03 p.m. EST on 11 February on its way to an orbit one million miles from Earth. DSCOVR will give NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) forecasters more reliable measurements of solar wind conditions, improving their ability to monitor potentially harmful solar activity.
Earth Observation Missions
The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), one of five instruments that will fly on-board NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) satellite, has successfully completed its pre-shipment review.
Research and Applications
12 February 2015
Circling hundreds of miles above Earth, weather satellites are working round-the-clock to provide rainfall data that are key to a complex system of global flood prediction.
Did you know?
13 February 2015
The systematic bulk processing of the MERIS Level 2 Full Resolution Full Swath dataset has been completed, and the FRS Level 2 products (MER_FRS_2P) have been made available to users on the ESA centralised dissemination server together with the previously released MERIS FRS Level 1 data (MER_FRS_1P).
05 - 07 June 2015
Location: Shanghai, China
Abstract submission deadline: 01 March 2015
Early registration deadline: 25 April 2015
The objective of this workshop is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for leading researchers in related areas to present the latest developments and applications, to discuss cutting-edge technologies, to exchange research ideas and to promote international collaboration on the Trust in Spatial Data and Validation of Global Land Cover Products.
Among the topics covered by the workshop, are the following:
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.