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NOAA's GOES-S, T and U satellites are shaping up

08 January 2016

As NOAA's GOES-R satellite goes through mechanical testing in preparation for launch in October 2016, the remaining satellites in the series (GOES-S, T, and U) are also making significant progress.

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The Pearl-Qatar in Doha, Qatar

The Pearl-Qatar, an artificial island under construction off the coast of Doha, Qatar, is featured in this Pleiades image, acquired on 5 February 2013.

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China launches HD Earth observation satellite Gaofen-4

29 December 2015

China on 29 December launched its most sophisticated observation satellite, Gaofen-4, as part of the country's high-definition (HD) Earth observation project.

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Satellite data supporting Tor Viking through the Northern Sea Route

12 January 2016

SAR imagery from multiple satellites has been used to aid a Swedish icebreaker, the Tor Viking, in its journey home through the Northern Sea Route.

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NASA analyses Paraguay's heavy rainfall

30 December 2015

Widespread flooding has recently affected South America and Paraguay has been especially hard hit. A NASA analysis showed locations in central and southern Paraguay that received the largest rainfall totals from 23 to 29 December.

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Ice matters

11 December 2015

The satellite age has revolutionised our understanding of Earth, giving us accurate information to help critical agreements on climate change such as at the current COP21 conference in Paris. Diminishing polar ice is one of the most visible indicators of change, but how much have we learnt over the last decades?

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2nd Student Workshop on Ecology and Optics of Coastal Zones

19 - 22 July 2016

Organisation: European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL)

Location: Kaliningrad, Russia

Workshop Overview:

The 2nd Student Workshop on Ecology and Optics of Coastal Zones will be a 4-day education and training event and follows a first workshop organised in 2014 at the White Sea, Republic of Karelia. The Workshop is intended for master and PhD students dealing with natural sciences and addresses the principles, methods and results of optical methods for measuring environmental parameters. It offers students the opportunity to meet international researchers and to gain first-hand experience in hydrography and coastal ecology, in environmental optics and remote sensing. The relevance of oceans and coasts for the daily weather and for the regional climate will be outlined, and projections of the future climate based on the impact of global change on the oceans and coasts will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their projects in oral or poster presentations.

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