Earth Observation Missions
The Fort McMurray wildfire in Alberta, Canada, continues to burn, and the smoke and heat from the intense fires are detectable by satellite. The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite carries an instrument so sensitive to low light levels that it can detect wildfires in the middle of the night, as well as during the daytime. It captured day and night images of the fire.
Research and Applications
Policy & Legislation
Satellites will play a vital role in ensuring the agreements reached last year at the COP21 Paris Climate Conference are followed through, but more are needed, according to Jean Yves Le Gall, president of the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), the French space agency.
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06 - 10 June 2016
Organisation: G-ECO Research Inc.
Location: Chania, Greece
Remote Sensing for Mediterranean Ecosystems (SplitRS 2016) is an international and interactive event between universities, research institutions and private firms. It considers the state-of-the-art remote sensing technology, sophisticated and comprehensive modelling approaches, data analysis, sophisticated software capabilities – all of which is incorporated in the framework of building the well-designed strategy to protect natural resources and public well-being.
This intensive and advanced, 5-day learning event, presents best insights into most recent techniques learned from top international professors and researchers through hands-on sessions and lectures. Participants will learn about different remote sensing applications using primarily SAR, hyperspectral and LiDAR sensors. Learning about information extraction techniques will be an integral part of the school program in 2016.
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.