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eoPortal website updated

26 March 2014

The eoPortal website has been updated and the site is now fully consolidated on a single platform. The previous content remains, and the new site offers an upgraded interface and new features.

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Bamako, Mali

This SPOT-6 image, acquired 26 January 2013, shows Bamako, the capital city of Mali.

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France, China set sail on joint ocean-surface satellite project

28 March 2014

The French and Chinese space agencies on 27 March confirmed their joint venture in radar ocean-surface research, approving the final construction of a satellite carrying instruments from both nations to be launched in 2018.

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Studying crops, from outer space

24 March 2014

Plants convert energy from sunlight into chemical energy during a process called photosynthesis. This energy is passed on to humans and animals that eat the plants, and thus photosynthesis is the primary source of energy for all life on Earth.

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Global partnership for enhanced resilience to flood risk

31 March 2014

Under the lead of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre and the Dartmouth Flood Observatory (University of Colorado), the Global Flood Partnership was launched earlier this month.

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Sentinel data free and open for pre-registration

31 March 2014

In anticipation of the launch for Sentinel-1A, the European Space Agency is pleased to announce the possibility for users to pre-register for online access to Sentinel data.

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White Sea Student Workshop on optics of coastal waters

30 August - 07 September 2014

Organisation: Lomonsov Moscow State University / European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL)

Location: Primorskiy, Russia

Workshop Overview:

The White Sea Student Workshop on Optics of Coastal Waters will be a 5-day education and training event. It will address the principles, methods and results of optical analysis of environmental parameters using modern instruments in tutorials and field excursions. Findings will be evaluated in the context of hydrographic processes and ecosystem variables. The relevance of oceans and coastal zones for the daily weather and for the regional and global climate will be outlined.

The Workshop is intended for master and PhD students dealing with biological and physical oceanography and environmental sciences. It will offer students the opportunity to meet international researchers and to gain first-hand experience in marine optics and optical remote sensing in plenary sessions, individual study groups, and experiments in the laboratory and in the field. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their projects in oral or poster presentations.

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Issue 227 is now available to view online as PDF.

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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.

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