Earth Observation Missions
An international group of scientists have published the first study using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-3 Delay-Doppler altimeter, to monitor Antarctic Ice Sheet change.
Research and Applications
The Digital Earth Africa (DE Africa) program will build the world's largest operational platform for accessing and analyzing decades of satellite imagery specific to Africa's land and seas. DE Africa will translate data from the world's free Earth observation satellites into ready-to-use insights about the continent's environmental conditions. Such insights will enable African governments, NGOs, businesses, and individuals to make more informed decisions about soil and coastal erosion, agriculture, deforestation, desertification, water quality and changes in human settlements.
Policy & Legislation
08 March 2019
We all listen to weather forecasts and know they rely on satellite data. What may not be so obvious is that many other aspects of our lives depend on robust satellite data, from growing crops to tackling the major issue of climate change. The socio-economic benefits of Earth observation are huge, and increasing. In Europe, ESA, Eumetsat and the EU work closely together, in long-term partnerships, to make sure these benefits are delivered.
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ISRO and CNES have decided to set up a network of satellites for matitime surveillance to safeguard the Indian waters. CNES president Jean-Yves Le Gall and Isro chairman K Sivan signed an agreement in this regard in Bengaluru.
18 - 22 November 2019
Organisation: European Space Agency (ESA)
Location: Frascati, Italy
Abstract submission deadline: 20 September 2019
Registration opens: 04 November 2019
The Very High-resolution Radar & Optical Data Assessment (VH-RODA) workshop will be held in Frascati, Italy from 18-22 November 2019. The Workshop, hosted by ESA/ESRIN, will provide an open forum for the presentation and discussion of current status and future developments related to the calibration and validation of space borne very high-resolution SAR and optical sensors and data products.
EO Missions Database
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.