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Arctic sea ice up from record low

16 December 2013

Measurements from ESA's CryoSat satellite show that the volume of Arctic sea ice has significantly increased this autumn.

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Kiritimati atoll

Kiritimati atoll is a unique place – here, major European cities or entire countries become tiny hamlets, and where you might find that Paris is abandoned, 235 people live in Poland and London has about 1829 inhabitants. This remote Pacific island, where the seafarer James Cook and his crew celebrated Christmas back in 1777, is quite literally in deep waters. (Source: DLR)

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China's Earth observation satellite inducted into service

30 December 2013

China's high definition Earth observation satellite Gaofen-1 has been formally inducted into service, it was announced on 30 December.

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Enormous aquifer discovered under Greenland ice sheet

23 December 2013

A team of glaciologists serendipitously found the aquifer while drilling in southeast Greenland in 2011 to study snow accumulation. Two of their ice cores were dripping water when the scientists lifted them to the surface, despite air temperatures of minus 4 F (minus 20 C). 

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New mandates put the squeeze on NASA core Earth science missions

12 December 2013

In an era of flat budgets, the NASA Earth Science Division's growing role in offering sustained observations of various phenomena including ozone profiles and incoming solar energy is likely to diminish available funding for core missions, said Mike Freilich, head of NASA's Earth Science Division.

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New gossamer sail could bring decomissioned satellites out of orbit

22 December 2013

Researchers from the University of Surrey have developed a new method to bring aging satellites back to Earth so they no longer pose a threat to spacecraft or other probes by continuing to orbit in a nonworking state.

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Wavelength 2014

14 - 16 April 2014

Organisation: Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc)

Location: Great Malvern, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Conference Overview:

Wavelength is the re-branded RSPSoc annual student meeting which now welcomes both postgraduate students (or keen undergrads) and early career professionals working in remote sensing and photogrammetry.

Wavelength prides itself on offering a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for people to present their work. It also features a number of career-oriented keynote speakers, and some fun social events.

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