Earth Observation Missions
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.
Policy & Legislation
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.
Did you know?
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.
06 July - 03 August 2016
Organisation: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Location: Online training/webinar
Registration deadline: 04 July 2016
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).
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.