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Ozone hole could've been a big one this year – but it wasn’t

02 November 2018

The ozone hole that forms over the Antarctic each September is primarily driven by two factors: the amount of ozone-destroying chlorine in the polar stratosphere and the availability of ice crystals in stratospheric clouds for the chlorine to bind to.

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Looking into the eye of Yutu

CloudSat passed over the eye of typhoon Yutu, as the storm approached the Philippines, on 28 October, 2018.

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MetOp-C ready for big day

05 November 2018

With liftoff set for 7 November, the latest MetOp weather satellite has been rolled out to the launch pad and positioned on the Soyuz rocket for its ride into space from French Guiana.

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Copernicus Sentinel-1 catches Norwegian spring floods - in autumn

31 October 2018

Spring floods occur when snow melts over large areas in short time periods, often combined with rain—so-called rain-on-snow events that add water, further intensifying snow melt. As their name suggests, such floods typically occur in spring – except for a few weeks ago, when Southern Norway was struck with this phenomenon.

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Revised remote sensing regulatory rule nears release

26 October 2018

The Commerce Department plans to soon release a new rule designed to streamline licensing of commercial remote sensing systems with what one official called a "fundamentally different" approach for licensing.

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Feeling high with Diwata-2 in the sky

04 November 2018

While waiting for the launching of Diwata-2 at the view deck in Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, Japan, with our cameras trained at the launch site, Dr. Joel Marciano, the head of Philippine Scientific Earth Observation Microsatellite Program (PHL-Microsat) whispered: "Don't just look at the rising rocket [named H-IIA F40 that carries Diwata-2] through your camera. Look at the real event so you can feel it."

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RemoveDebris: UK satellite tracks 'space junk'

31 October 2018

The British-led mission to test techniques to clear up space junk has initiated its second experiment. The RemoveDebris satellite ejected a small object on Sunday and then tracked it using a camera and laser system.

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Earth Observations for Agricultural Monitoring

18 - 20 February 2019

Organisation: ISPRS Working Group III/10 / GEOGLAM / Indian Society of Remote Sensing

Course Overview: Earth Observation is being increasingly used for operational applications in agriculture. Information derived from remotely sensed data and combined with other information, is being used to support decisions for agricultural development. This increased interest in remote sensing of agriculture has prompted more coordinated efforts, nationally, regionally and globally. To mark 50 years of remote sensing in India and to contribute to this international coordination, an international workshop is planned to review the status of Earth Observation for agricultural monitoring, at global, regional and national levels, and to discuss and propose the future course of action.

The ISPRS WG III/10, GEOGLAM, ISRS Joint International Workshop on "Earth Observations for Agricultural Monitoring upcoming will be held in New Delhi, India from 18 to 20 February 2019.

Conference Topics

  • Retrospective and Prospective of EO Applications in Agriculture (Special Session on 50 years of Remote Sensing Programme in India)
  • Advances in Crop Area Estimation
  • Disasters in Agriculture (Drought, Flood, Pest/Disease, Hailstorm, etc.)
  • Agriculture and Climate
  • Agricultural LCLUC
  • Earth Observations for Crop Risk Assessment
  • EO requirements for Agriculture
  • Yield Estimation: Global, Regional & Local Scale
  • Agro Eco-system , Processes and Modelling.

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