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Real-time visibility into land changes key to ending deforestation

27 May 2019

With technological advances in Earth observation, we may be only a few years away from screening commodity index funds for environmental risks the same way we account for other financially material risks in public equities today.

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SSTL welcomes Thai engineers for THEOS-2 programme

16 May 2019

SSTL has welcomed Customer Engineers from the Thai Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency to Guildford to participate in the THEOS-2 SmallSAT Earth Observation project.

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Landsat collection 2 summary, sample metadata now available

15 May 2019

With the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) putting the finishing touches on its Landsat Collection 2 product, it's taking several steps to ensure that the Landsat user community has sufficient time to augment its current Landsat Collection-based data processing flow.

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UAE Space Agency to launch satellite developed by students

12 May 2019

The UAE Space Agency and EXOLAUNCH on Sunday announced a satellite developed by UAE students will be launched into orbit by the end of this year.

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Global TanDEM-X forest map is available

06 May 2019

The German Aerospace Center has created a special dataset to monitor, assess, and protect the current state and development of forests with precision - the global TanDEM-X Forest/Non-Forest Map.

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Pecora Award Honors Excellence in Earth Observation

29 April 2019

Two awardees have been recognized with the 2018 William T. Pecora Award for achievements in Earth remote sensing.

Barbara J. Ryan has been honored for her many contributions, including promoting public access to Earth observation data. The Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) international team has been recognized for significant contributions to advancing atmospheric monitoring for the human health, air quality, and natural hazards communities.

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How NASA Earth data aids America, state by state

19 April 2019

For six decades, NASA has used the vantage point of space to better understand our home planet and improve lives. A new interactive website called Space for U.S. highlights some of the many ways that NASA's Earth observations help people strengthen communities across the United States and make informed decisions about public health, disaster response and recovery, and environmental protection.

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AI for Earth observation and numerical weather prediction

17 April 2019

After substantial investments to build and launch sensors designed to observe the atmosphere, numerical weather and climate prediction have benefited greatly from the assimilation of satellite data. The overall improvement in forecasts include advances in modeling, computer power and observations. Satellite observations have also enabled fantastic advances in situational awareness for forecasters.

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EUMETSAT control room wins Prolight + Sound Award for SWiCA

04 April 2019

SWiCA Conference Technology today won the Prolight + Sound Sinus Systems Integration Award for its work on EUMETSAT's new control room.

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DLR and the University of Stuttgart test the transmission of Earth observation data using laser communications

03 April 2019

Data from space using lasers

Earth observation satellites play a key role in weather forecasting, climate research, monitoring of the planet's surface and the detection of forest fires. These tasks require satellites to transmit very large amounts of data to the ground for analysis. Today's radio systems are reaching their limits in this area.

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SSTL and OSS Collaborate on Disruptive Smallsat SAR Payload

02 April 2019

Two of the UK's leading Space sector companies, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) and Oxford Space Systems (OSS) have been awarded National Space Technology Programme funding to develop an innovative and stowage-efficient Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload.

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A Decade of Exploring Alaska’s Mountain Glaciers

29 March 2019

In Alaska, 5 percent of the land is covered by glaciers that are losing a lot of ice and contributing to sea level rise. To monitor these changes, a small team of NASA-funded researchers has been flying scientific instruments on a bright red, single-engine plane since spring 2009.

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Driverless tractors, farmerless farms: China explores precision agriculture

28 March 2019

"Sometimes, I just sit here, scrolling through my phone, playing a game or making calls."

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Sentinel Hub custom script contest

26 March 2019

ESA and the EU are looking for new innovative ideas and scripts for the Sentinel Hub EO Browser. The EO Browser offers data from Copernicus Sentinel and ESA missions, with tools to visualise, analyse and process that wealth of data.

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Funding sustainability of the environmental in situ observing networks in Europe

22 March 2019

The Copernicus In Situ Coordination team conducted a survey to analyse sustainability of in situ measurements and infrastructures for ocean, atmosphere and met services.

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Free satellite data available to help tackle public sector challenges

21 March 2019

Anyone working in the UK public sector can now receive free access to more than a thousand high-resolution satellite images of Britain, the UK Space Agency announced today (21 March 2019).

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NGA launches $1.2M challenge to advance geomagnetic data collection for the World Magnetic Model

20 March 2019

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency launched MagQuest, a $1.2 million global open innovation challenge. NGA calls upon solvers to submit novel approaches to geomagnetic data collection for the World Magnetic Model.

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600th Activation of the International Charter

20 March 2019

On 19 March 2019, the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters' was activated in response to flooding in Indonesia. This marks the 600th activation of the Charter since it became operational in November 2000.

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British-funded dengue forecasting system in Vietnam aims to curb mosquito-borne virus

19 March 2019

A British consortium funded by the UK Space Agency on Tuesday launched a pioneering dengue forecasting system in Vietnam, in the hope of curbing the spread of the deadly mosquito-borne disease that has afflicted the south east Asian nation for generations.

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Data analytics to shape the future of Earth observation

19 March 2019

The Earth observation industry is continually evolving, anticipating a seamless integration of new technologies, sensing modalities and unconventional data sources.

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