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Climate change already accelerating sea level rise, study finds

10 August 2016

Greenhouse gases are already having an accelerating effect on sea level rise, but the impact has so far been masked by the cataclysmic 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines, according to a new study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

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The Rio Grande

This colourful image of the famous Rio Grande in Texas, United States was acquired by Flock-1 on 4 August 2016.

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SAGE III to look back at Earth's atmospheric 'sunscreen’

11 August 2016

On the upcoming SpaceX CRS-10 resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS), a Dragon spacecraft will deliver the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) III instrument to further study ozone in the atmosphere.

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Celebrating seven years of multispectral imaging with UK-DMC2

29 July 2016

On 29 July 2009, DMC International Imaging (DMCii) celebrated the successful launch of the Earth observation satellite mission UK-DMC2, part of the Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC). It has now been 7 years since the launch of UK-DMC2, and DMCii are celebrating another successful year of imaging.

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New map reveals how little of Antarctica’s rock is ice-free

11 August 2016

Until now estimates of how much of ice-free rock is exposed in Antarctica were stated as ‘less than 1%'.

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Atmosphere Monitoring Service makes big strides in first year

11 August 2016

The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS), which is operated by ECMWF on behalf of the EU, has enhanced its products and its user interface since it became fully operational last summer.

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Colour and Light in the Ocean from Earth Observation

06 - 08 September 2016

Organisation: European Space Agency (ESA)

Location: Frascati, Italy

Workshop overview:

The aim of this workshop is to bring together users and providers of ocean colour products from ESA's SEOM, OC-CCI and MAPPS projects to provide input to, and feedback on, these products. Inputs and contributions from other relevant projects and activities are most welcome.

Additional objectives include:

  • Discuss key science issues and make recommendations on the steps to be taken to develop and strengthen collaborations between communities engaged in space and in-situ observations, and marine ecosystem modelling.

     

  • Explore ways in which ocean colour products can be used to improve marine ecosystem models for climate studies
  • Define a Scientific Roadmap identifying challenge areas and research priorities for future EO data exploitation activities and shape ideas for potential new ocean-colour products to be developed for climate research and ecosystem modelling in the era of the Sentinel-3 mission.

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