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NASA’s ‘Space Botanist’ Observes California, Nevada Wildfires

02 August 2018

NASA's Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) has captured new imagery of three wildfires burning in California and Nevada -- the first image of its kind to be taken by the agency's newest Earth-observing mission.

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Mati, Greece

The Pléiades satellite constellation, operated by Airbus Defence and Space, has captured images of the devastating wildfires in the village of Mati, near Athens, Greece.

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Copernicus Sentinel-2 called to action

26 July 2018

The Copernicus Emergency Management Service has been using Sentinel-2 satellite images to help in the assessment of damage brought forth by a series of disasters that struck Guatemala and Colombia this spring.

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Tracking Scotland's wildfires from space

02 August 2018

In this summer of wildfires across Europe, breakthroughs in satellite imaging are helping scientists in Scotland better understand them in real time.

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Airbus backs VietNam’s space industry development

02 August 2018

Airbus will work with Việt Nam to develop the country's space sector following a recent letter of intent inked between the company and the Ministry of Science and Technology.

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JRC analysis assists response to Laos dam collapse

03 August 2018

JRC scientists have carried out a dam break analysis to assist with emergency response efforts following catastrophic flooding in Attapeu Province in Laos.

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NOAA Offering Satellite Ride Share

31 July 2018

So, you thought ride sharing was just a new trend on Earth – it's also about to take off – literally – in space.

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Geo Week 2018

29 October - 02 November 2018

Organisation: Group on Earth Observations

Location: Kyoto, Japan

Workshop overview: Join the GEO community in Kyoto, Japan, for GEO Week 2018 and the GEO-XV Plenary.

This gathering of GEO's 105 Member governments and 126 Participating Organizations will explore efforts and opportunities for the use of Earth observations for the benefit of humankind, focusing on GEO's three priority areas:

  • Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Paris Climate Agreement
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Side events

Those interested in hosting a GEO Week side event can find all relevant information and the application form here.

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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.