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Copernicus Sentinel-2 helps to safeguard mountain pastoral systems

28 June 2019

The Peneda-Gerês National Park in northeast Portugal has been home to wild ponies for around 2500 years. Today, it also provides a rich habitat for wolves, foxes, wild boars, ibex, and deer. It also hosts otters, fish, frogs, salamanders, 147 different bird species (many migratory) and 15 bat species. Data from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites are helping to safeguard this mountainous habitat.

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Water shortages in India

Nearly 65 percent of the country's reservoirs were running dry in June 2019. Image acquired by Landsat 8's Operational Land Imager on 19 June.

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UAE to launch Falcon Eye 1 satellite in July

01 July 2019

The UAE will launch its fourth reconnaissance satellite next month, sending the Falcon Eye 1 into space on 6 July.

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Satellites to the rescue after natural disasters

28 June 2019

Natural disasters showcase the widespread utility of satellite imagery. After earthquakes, landslides, hurricanes and floods, government agencies, nonprofits and emergency responders often turn to electro optical and radar imagery to gauge the severity of the damage, plan rescues, deliver aid and begin rebuilding campaigns.

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Airbus strengthens its imagery capabilities with Vision-1

26 June 2019

Airbus has enlarged its high-resolution imagery portfolio following an agreement to leverage capacity from the S1-4 satellite built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL). This new imagery offer called Vision-1 delivers full end-to-end imaging operations to Airbus' customers.

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Startup shares disaster imagery, but at what cost?

28 June 2019

Government space agencies and multinational corporations have well-established mechanisms in place to respond to requests for imagery in the wake of fires, floods or other disasters. For Iceye, the Finnish firm that launched the first small radar satellite in 2018, the frequent requests pose challenges.

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AGSE 2019

11 - 14 September 2019

The conference will take place September 11 – 14, 2019, at HFT Stuttgart. The event is organized by Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany, co-organized by the ICA Commission on SDI and Standards and the Laboratory for interoperable, and open-source Geospatial Software, Data and Standards (HFT ICA-OSGeo-Lab).

Due to the developments in the recent years we will focus the following fields:

  • Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and Crowdsourcing,
  • Earth Observation,
  • Geo-portals and Geodata Infrastruktures, collaborative data custodianship.
  • other related topics are welcome also.

The conference will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Master Programme "Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics".

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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.