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Copernicus improving daily lives in 99 stories

23 November 2018

With seven Copernicus Sentinel satellites in orbit delivering an almost unimaginable amount of freely-available data about our planet, the potential of tapping into this incredible resource to better the lives of citizens is almost limitless. A new publication that collects 99 stories from European public authorities highlights how we are all benefiting from Copernicus.

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Icy art in the Sannikov Strait

As sea ice around Russia's New Siberian Islands thins and breaks-up each summer, it takes on the appearance of stained glass. This image was acquired by Landsat 8's Operational Land Imager (OLI) on 27 June, 2018.

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SSTL releases first images from S-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite, NovaSAR-1

23 November 2018

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has today released the first Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images taken from orbit by NovaSAR-1, a technology demonstration mission launched into a 580km sun-synchronous orbit on 16 September 2018.

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October 2018 was 2nd hottest on record for the globe

20 November 2018

Warmth tipped the scales again last month, making it not only the 2nd hottest October on record, but also the 4th hottest year to date for the globe, according to a fresh analysis by scientists at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information.

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Observing the Arctic provides benefits beyond climate change insights

14 November 2018

The societal benefits of Arctic observation far outweigh the investment required to conduct it, according to a new study from the JRC.

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Will mega-constellations cause a dangerous spike in orbital debris?

15 November 2018

It's no secret the mega-constellations will have a dramatic impact on space traffic. Experts now are turning their attention to ensuring they don't also create a dangerous spike in orbital debris.

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GEO - Amazon Earth Observation cloud credits programme launches

23 November 2018

A new collaboration between GEO and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have offered GEO Member agencies and research organisations from developing countries access to cloud services to help with the hosting, processing and analysis of big data about the Earth to inform decisions for sustainable development.

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ICEOA 2019 : 21st International Conference on Earth Observation and Applications

20 - 21 May 2019

Organisation: International Research Conference

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Abstracts/full-text paper submission deadline (extended): 28 February 2019

Early bird registration deadline: 19 April 2019

Course Overview:The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program. Events will run over a span of time during the conference depending on the number and length of the presentations.

ICEOA 2019: 21st International Conference on Earth Observation and Applications aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Earth Observation and Applications. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Earth Observation and Applications.

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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.