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Satellites saw rapid Greenland ice loss

22 January 2019

Greenland has gone through an "unprecedented" period of ice loss within the last two decades.

The Grace satellites revealed a four-fold increase in mass being lost from Greenland's ice sheet from 2003-2013.

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Fortnight of fires in Tasmania

Large fires fuelled by extremely dry and hot conditions have been burning for almost two weeks in central and southeast Tasmania, the southernmost state of Australia. This image was acquired on 28 January 2019, by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite.

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China’s Long March 11 rocket lofts Earth-imaging and tech demo satellites

22 January 2019

China's second space launch of the year released four satellites into orbits more than 300 miles (500 kilometers) in altitude, adding two spacecraft to the Chinese-owned Jilin 1 commercial Earth-imaging constellation and deploying two smallsats on tech demo missions.

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Copernicus Sentinel-2 supports forestry in Finland

29 January 2019

During 2016, two Finnish friends, Joni Norppa and Lauri Häme founded the company Satellio Ltd and received funding from the Finnish government for a project to monitor forestry by utilising satellite images. Over the last few years, they became experts in handling satellite data very efficiently.

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Desertification, land degradation and climate change go hand in hand

28 January 2019

The link between desertification, land degradation and climate change is among several issues occupying the attention of the 197 Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) for the next three days.

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India puts 'lightest satellite' Kalamsat V2 into orbit

25 January 2019

India has launched what it says is the world's lightest satellite ever to be put into orbit.

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RSCy2019 - Seventh International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment

18 - 21 March 2019

Organisation: Cyprus Remote Sensing Society

Location: Paphos, Cyprus



The Organizing Committee of the ‘Seventh International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment' invite you to join us in Cyprus on March 18-21, 2019 to network with leading experts in the field of Remote Sensing and Geo-information. The conference will take place at the Aliathon Holiday Village in Paphos, Cyprus.


The Technical Program is open to all topics in Remote Sensing and Geo-information of Environment and related techniques and applications.


The RSCy2019 will include ESA, NASA and Copernicus workshops. Additional workshops will be announced.

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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.