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Arctic sea ice summertime minimum is fourth lowest on record

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.

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Moscow, Russia

This Pleiades image, acquired on 11 August 2013, shows Moscow, the capital city of Russia.

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SSTL's DMC Constellation demonstrates 1-metre capability

16 September 2015

The first 1-metre high resolution optical satellite imagery from the DMC3/TripleSat Constellation satellites has been released.

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Forest-mapping instrument for space station passes major milestone

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).

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China launches HD observation satellite Gaofen-9

14 September 2015

China on 14 September 2015 launched its most sophisticated observation satellite, Gaofen-9, as part of the country's high-definition Earth observation project.

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Jason-CS programme enters into force - Two months ahead of COP 21

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%.

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Earth Observation and Cryosphere Science 2016

10 May - 13 May 2016

Organisation: European Space Agency (ESA) and Climate and Cryosphere (CliC)

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Registration open from: February 2016

Conference overview:

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.

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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.