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International team maps nearly 200,000 glaciers in quest of sea-level rise estimates

06 May 2014

An international team led by glaciologists from the University of Colorado Boulder and Trent University in Ontario, Canada has completed the first mapping of virtually all of the world's glaciers -- including their locations and sizes -- allowing for calculations of their volumes and ongoing contributions to global sea rise as the world warms.

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Year-old PROBA-V charting global greenery

This image of Vietnam's Mekong Delta was acquired in 2013 by the satellite, and provides an example of how the data can be used for vegetation monitoring. More images from PROBA-V's first year are available.

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Solar generator for CBERS 4 satellite shipped to China

09 May 2014

The Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) has shipped the solar generator to China for the fourth China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite (CBERS 4).

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Satellite analysis reveals massive size of Afghan landslide

08 May 2014

Heavy rains that begun in April in northern Afghanistan have caused flooding and one catastrophic landslide that killed an unknown number of people. Additional flash floods and landslides continue to affect tens of thousands of people in many parts of the northern region while forecasts indicate more bad weather is to be expected.

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Bulgaria becomes EUMETSAT's 30th Member State

07 May 2014

With Bulgaria joining as a EUMETSAT Member State on 30 April, EUMETSAT has already achieved its goal to attain 30 Member States in the course of this year.

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Inmarsat offers free airline tracking

12 May 2014

UK satellite operator Inmarsat is to offer a free, basic tracking service to all the world's passenger airliners.

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10th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment

27 - 31 October 2014

Organisation: African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE)

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Conference Overview:

This will be the 10th biennial AARSE conference and will continue the excellent tradition of gathering world-class scientists, engineers and educators engaged in the fields of remote sensing and environment. AARSE believe that the scientific themes of this event, focusing on the characterisation of dynamic Earth processes, assimilation, today's and upcoming satellite missions and integrated Earth observing systems will allow the formation of a most interesting technical program.

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