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Students learn to observe the Earth at the Living Planet Symposium School Lab

20 September 2013

Over 100 students and educators from the UK took part in a School Lab in Edinburgh, Scotland, as part of the Living Planet Symposium 2013. The Lab gave participants the opportunity to learn about the science and technology behind Earth Observation through half day sessions of lab experiments and demonstrations.

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Jack Dangermond to receive UN top environment award for pioneering geo-spatial technology for conservation and development

18 September 2013

An environmental scientist and entrepreneur who revolutionised the use of geo-spatial technology for conservation is to receive the 2013 Champions of the Earth Award, the UN's highest environmental accolade.

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ESA EO publishes Request for Information for Thematic Exploitation Platforms

17 September 2013

ESA's Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes (D-EOP) has opened a Request For Information (RFI) directed at collecting ideas for the implementation of some Thematic Exploitation Platforms (TEPs) as part of the evolution of the Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS) operations concept.

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Looking to the future of Earth observation

13 September 2013

The Living Planet Symposium has come to a close in Edinburgh, and a week of talking about past, present and future satellite missions, as well as the scientific challenges facing us, has prepared Earth observation for a new chapter.

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China's satellite imagery capabilities coming into sharper focus

13 September 2013

The Chinese government, which over the past 20 years has been one of the world's biggest markets for commercial Earth observation satellite imagery, has achieved autonomy in medium-resolution imagery and expects to reach that goal in submetric imagery within three to five years, according to China's Center for Resource Satellite Data and Applications (CRESDA).

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Earth observation opportunities expected to develop in emerging markets

11 September 2013

According to Euroconsult's recently published research report, Satellite-Based Earth Observation: Market Prospects to 2022, the number of Earth observation (EO) satellites launched by civil government and commercial entities is expected to more than double over the next decade to 360 satellites, translating into $35.8 billion in manufacturing revenues over 2013 to 2022, an 88% increase over the previous decade.

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This September, ask a climate scientist

04 September 2013

The topic of climate change inspires a lot of debate. At NASA, it has also inspired a lot of science.

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School lab comes to the UK

30 August 2013

Students and educators are invited to sign up for the School Lab to be held at ESA's largest scientific conference of the year, the Living Planet Symposium.

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NOAA, EUMETSAT sign long-term agreement for weather, climate monitoring

28 August 2013

Building on a 30-year relationship, top officials from NOAA and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) signed a long-term cooperative agreement, ensuring continued space-based weather, water and climate monitoring.

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DigitalGlobe raising GeoEye-1's orbit to keep up with commercial imagery demand

23 August 2013

Geospatial imagery provider DigitalGlobe says the commercial market for satellite Earth imagery is growing faster than the U.S. government market and that the company remains sold out in certain regions despite its purchase, in January, of rival GeoEye and GeoEye's satellites.

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Edinburgh readies for major scientific forum

13 August 2013

About 1700 participants of the Living Planet Symposium are expected in the Scottish capital on 9-13 September. To date, over 1100 people have already registered for ESA's largest scientific event of the year, and the number is growing.

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Taking a 360-degree view of water

12 August 2013

Escaping from the ocean, then surfing on clouds until taking that fateful fall back to Earth, water is on a journey. NASA's new short film "Water Falls" invites the public along for the ride as scientists follow water around the globe - on a globe.

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Microsatellites: What big eyes they have

10 August 2013

People already worried about the candid cameras on Google Glass and low-flying drones can add a new potential snooper to the list: cameras on inexpensive, low-orbiting microsatellites that will soon be sending back frequent, low-cost snapshots of most of Earth's populated regions from space.

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2012 was one of the 10 warmest years on record globally

06 August 2013

Worldwide, 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record according to the 2012 State of the Climate report released online 06 August by the American Meteorological Society (AMS).

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Fishing space debris from orbit

31 July 2013

Millions of pieces of space debris are orbiting Earth dating back to Sputnik-1 in 1957. Could we use fishing nets, harpoons and sails to reel them in?

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Citizen scientists rival experts in analysing land-cover data

31 July 2013

Data gathered and analysed by non-experts can rival the quality of data from experts, shows a new IIASA study of crowdsourced data from its Geo-Wiki project.

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