News of the week
15 September 2015
According to a NASA analysis of satellite data, the 2015 Arctic sea ice minimum extent is the fourth lowest on record since observations from space began.
Earth Observation Missions
16 September 2015
The first 1-metre high resolution optical satellite imagery from the DMC3/TripleSat Constellation satellites has been released.
15 September 2015
A laser-based instrument for mapping the 3-D structure of Earth's forests has passed a major milestone toward deployment on the International Space Station (ISS).
Policy & Legislation
11 September 2015
The Jason Continuity of Service (Jason-CS) optional programme of EUMETSAT entered into force on 9 September, based on the subscriptions from 12 Participating States. More EUMETSAT Member States are expected to join the programme in the next 12 months to bring the level of subscriptions from 90 to 100%.
10 May - 13 May 2016
Organisation: European Space Agency (ESA) and Climate and Cryosphere (CliC)
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Registration open from: February 2016
The purpose of this conference is to advance our knowledge on the potential offered by EO technology to answer some of the major open questions in cryosphere science; to review the latest developments on advanced EO-based geo-information data products addressing key cryosphere processes; and identify the major scientific requirements and challenges of the cryosphere scientific community for the coming years where EO may contribute.
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.