News of the week
05 May 2015
Scientists know more about the chemical makeup of the lower atmosphere following forest fires, sand storms, volcanic eruptions and other natural events than they do about its composition on less calamitous days - a missing, but important data point in climate-change research that a new NASA Earth Venture mission called the Atmospheric Tomography Mission (ATom), aims to furnish.
Research and Applications
A group of international researchers led by the Centre for Landscape and Climate Research at the University of Leicester have used space satellite technology to identify regions of West Africa which are vulnerable to the effects of land degradation through climate change.
Policy & Legislation
A two-day meeting of the EC-Earth consortium, hosted by ECMWF on 5 and 6 May, reviewed progress in developing an improved Earth system model for fresh insights into climate change.
09 - 13 November 2015
Contact: COSPAR Secretariat c/o CNES - firstname.lastname@example.org
Organisation: Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)
Location: Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
COSPAR has initiated a new series of scientific meetings, the Symposia, aimed at promoting space research at a regional level and to be organised in countries with medium or small size space infrastructures. The theme of the 2nd Symposium will be "Water and Life in the Universe". It will feature plenary lectures as well as parallel sessions and poster sessions.
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.