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25 years of global sea level data and counting

10 August 2017

The TOPEX-Posiedon satellite ascended into orbit in 1992, and ushered a new era of oceanography with the first highly accurate, global measurements of sea levels.

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Antarctica's Larsen C Iceberg

This TerraSAR-X image shows Antarctica's Larsen C iceberg on 22 July 2017. On 12 July, the detachment of this gigantic section of the Larsen C ice shelf, astonished the world and motivated scientists to carry out further experiments to investigate the stability of the ice-sheet.

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NOAA-15 makes 100 thousandth orbit

10 August 2017

A feat 19 years in the making, NOAA-15 recently made its 100,000th trip around the Earth!

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Human-caused warming likely led to recent streak of record-breaking temperatures new study finds

10 August 2017

It is "extremely unlikely" 2014, 2015 and 2016 would have been the warmest consecutive years on record without the influence of human-caused climate change, according to the authors of a new study.

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Europe to be hit hard by climate-related disasters in the future

05 August 2017

Weather-related disasters could affect around two-thirds of the European population annually by the end of this century. This could result in a 50-fold increase in fatalities compared to today if no measures are taken, according to a new study by the Joint Research Centre – the science and knowledge service of the European Commission.

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A year in ozone over the South Pole

09 August 2017

A colourful video from a model run by Europe's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, tracks the behaviour of the ozone layer over Antarctica across all of 2016.

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42nd Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)

14 - 22 July 2018

Host Organisation: Caltech, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Location: Pasadena, California, United States of America

Contact: COSPAR Secretariat - cospar@cosparhq.cnes.fr

Event Overview:

COSPAR 2018 takes place on COSPAR's 60th anniversary, and the symposium consists of approximately 125 meetings covering the fields of COSPAR Scientific Commissions (SC) and Panels, some of which include:

  • SC A: The Earth's Surface, Meteorology and Climate
  • SC C: The Upper Atmospheres of the Earth and Planets Including Reference Atmospheres
  • Panel on Satellite Dynamics (PSD)
  • Panel on Scientific Ballooning (PSB)
  • Panel on Potentially Environmentally Detrimental Activities in Space (PEDAS)
  • Panel on Radiation Belt Environment Modelling (PRBEM)
  • Panel on Capacity Building (PCB)
  • Panel on Education (PE)
  • Special events: interdisciplinary lectures, round table, etc.

Selected papers published in Advances in Space Research and Life Sciences in Space Research, fully refereed journals with no deadlines open to all submissions in relevant fields.

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