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Sentinel-1 satellites combine radar vision

22 June 2016

The twin Sentinel-1 satellites have – for the first time – combined to show their capability for revealing even small deformations in Earth's surface.

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

This image, acquired by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 on 17 June 2016, shows Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, which spans 56 kilometres (35 miles) along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan.

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PSLV-C34 successfully launches 20 satellites in a single flight

22 June 2016

In its thirty sixth flight (PSLV-C34), ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 727.5 kg Cartosat-2 Series satellite along with 19 co-passenger satellites.

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Earth observation for humanitarian aid

24 June 2016

Earth observation satellites fly at distances of up to several hundred kilometres from Earth and can provide detailed information that assists relief workers on the ground.

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Environmental knowledge of the future

15 June 2016

The European environmental data landscape has changed considerably over the last four decades. The complex nature of environmental degradation calls for more systemic analysis and relevant data to underpin it. In recent years, the European Environment Agency's work has increasingly included systemic analyses. The EEA will continue to identify emerging issues and help expand Europe's environmental knowledge.

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The dirt on atmospheric dust

22 June 2016

It might seem small, but atmospheric dust is a big deal. Consisting (mostly) of tiny pieces of metal oxides, clays and carbonates, dust is the single largest component of the aerosols in Earth's atmosphere, and it likely has a significant impact on the Earth's climate, as it effects a wide range of phenomena, including from temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean to the rate of snowmelt in the southwestern U.S.

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Introduction to Satellite Remote Sensing for Air Quality Applications

06 July - 03 August 2016

Organisation: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Location: Online training/webinar

Registration deadline: 04 July 2016

Course Overview:

This introductory webinar series will provide a brief overview of the fundamentals essential to understanding the remote sensing process, data products, and their use in air quality applications. By the end of the training webinar series participants will be able to understand some of the basics of satellite remote sensing of aerosols and trace gases, able to access limited satellite images and data using online tools, and more familiar with remote sensing terminology.

This training is intended for National and international entities involved in air quality management and professionals interested in implementing satellite capabilities for decision support activities.

The course will have five 1 hour sessions every Wednesday from 08:00 to 09:00 EDT Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4).

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