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Anak Krakatau: Finnish radar satellite eyes tsunami volcano

10 January 2019

Here's a new view of Anak Krakatau, the collapsed Indonesian volcano that generated the 22 December tsunami that devastated local coastlines.

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Uruguay River wetlands

The Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite takes us along the lower reaches of the brown, sediment-rich Uruguay River. Here, the river forms the border between Argentina and Uruguay and is the site of the Esteros de Farrapos e Islas del Río Uruguay wetlands.

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Made-in-Vietnam satellite to enter space next week

10 January 2019

MicroDragon, a made-in-Vietnam earth observation satellite, will be launched into orbit by an Epsilon-4 rocket from the Uchinoura Space Centre in Japan's Kagoshima Prefecture at 7:50 of 17 January (Hanoi time), the Vietnam National Space Centre (VNSC) announced on 9 January.

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Watch how air pollution moves across Europe

14 January 2019

This is what pollution looks like on a European scale - the animation shows the concentration and movement through the atmosphere of nitrogen dioxide.

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Ball and SSL win study contracts for methane emission tracking satellite

11 January 2019

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has awarded contracts to Ball Aerospace and Space Systems Loral to develop designs for a privately funded satellite to track methane emissions.

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A strange kind of data tracks the weather and pirate ships

11 January 2019

A group of apes is called a shrewdness; a group of ferrets is called a business; a group of small satellites is called a constellation. And Spire is the name of one shrewd business with a constellation of small satellites. More than 60 of its sats are up in orbit, collecting information about the weather, as well as the movements of ships and air traffic.

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MySat-1 opens up opportunities for UAE youth in space sector

06 January 2019

UAE students who built MySat-1, a ‘CubeSat' launched last year to the International Space Station (ISS), are now more informed and capable to contribute to the developing space sector of the country.

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GISTAM 2019

3 - 5 May 2019

Organisation: Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC)

Location: Crete, Greece

Course Overview:The International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management aims at creating a meeting point of researchers and practitioners that address new challenges in geo-spatial data sensing, observation, representation, processing, visualization, sharing and managing, in all aspects concerning both information communication and technologies (ICT) as well as management information systems and knowledge-based systems.

The conference welcomes original papers of either practical or theoretical nature, presenting research or applications, of specialized or interdisciplinary nature, addressing any aspect of geographic information systems and technologies.

Conference Topics

  • Data Acquisition and Processing
  • Remote Sensing
  • Modeling, Representation and Visualization
  • Knowledge Extraction and Management
  • Domain 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.