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NASA's IMERG measures flooding rainfall in Peru

03 March 2016

Heavy rainfall recently caused flooding, landslides and power outages in some areas of Peru. NASA's Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) measured that rainfall by using a merged precipitation product from a constellation of satellites.

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Puzzle of Utah

In this false colour image from 20 August 2015, Sentinel-2A brings us to Utah's Salt Lake City and surroundings.

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First views of Earth from Sentinel-3A

02 March 2016

Just two weeks after launch, the latest Sentinel satellite has offered a taster of what it will provide for the EU's Copernicus programme.

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FY-4 satellite is scheduled to launch at the end of 2016

07 March 2016

On 3 March, it is reported that as of late September this year the construction of main operational system of the FY-4 satellite will be completed. It is scheduled to launch at the end of 2016.

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Satellite imagery reveals deforestation in the Amazon

02 March 2016

Over the past 15 years, satellite imagery has revealed that deforestation has been increasing at an unprecedented rate in the Peruvian Amazon. According to the Environment Ministry of Peru, the high rates of deforestation are attributable to the rise of agroindustrial crops such as coffee, cacao and African palm oil. These 'cash crops' are transforming the Amazon rainforest, impacting the local climate, water cycle and biodiversity.

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DLR and JAXA strengthen cooperation

25 February 2016

On 25 February 2016, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) signed an ‘Inter Agency Arrangement for Strategic Partnership' at the German Embassy in Tokyo, Japan. With this arrangement, both partners intend to jointly undertake the new role of space agencies and significantly contribute to the advancement of the world's space development.

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2nd EARSeL and NASA joint workshop on land use and land cover

06 - 07 May 2016

Organisation: EARSeL / NASA

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Full paper submission deadline: 21 April 2016

Registration deadline: 31 March 2016

Workshop Overview:

The 2nd EARSeL Special Interest Group on Land Use and Land Cover, and the NASA Land Cover/Land-Use Change Program joint workshop has the theme "Advancing horizons for land cover services entering the big data era", and aims to set the questions towards and beyond the 2020 emerging challenges.

The workshop is organised around four representative sessions, covering the latest advances; trending activities and future challenges in land-cover services in the big data era.

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