News of the week
Europe is expected to see a considerable increase in flood risk in coming years, even under an optimistic climate change scenario of 1.5°C warming compared to pre-industrial levels.
Earth Observation Missions
A $66 million NASA-funded science sensor package bolted on to a commercial communications satellite is ready for a ride toward a 22,000-mile-high orbital perch Thursday on a European Ariane 5 rocket, commencing a two-year mission surveying a rarely-studied region of Earth's upper atmosphere.
Research and Applications
Research led by The University of Texas at Austin has found that calculations of water storage in many river basins from commonly used global computer models differ markedly from independent storage estimates from GRACE satellites.
Policy & Legislation
26 January 2018
On 24 January 2018, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) met to exchange their views on space exploration. The agencies signed a joint statement affirming their strong mutual interest in continued future cooperation in space exploration.
Did you know?
29 January 2018
More than 50 ocean and data assimilation experts came together at ECMWF from 22 to 25 January to discuss the way forward for the use of observations of sea-surface temperature (SST) and sea ice in numerical weather prediction (NWP) and climate applications.
06 - 08 March 2018
Location: Toulouse, France
In the era of digitalisation, an increasing number of companies are turning to affordable ways to access data quickly from across the globe. This conference will cover all aspects of innovative technologies being made available at lower costs: New applications of satellite radar remote sensing. Discover how these technologies are being applied via case studies from Microsoft Digital, T-Systems , and Munich RE. Showcase of companies buying satellite imagery, what kind of imagery they are using, and for what purposes. Interactive presentations covering the major challenges facing the satellite sensing industry – with Q&A sessions to ask the experts. Spur debate over who has access to this data. As private satellites proliferate and the big data revolution advances, critics argue there needs to be a debate about public and private roles in space.
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.