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Thermal monitoring of volcanic activity from space

03 June 2014

Data from the Meteosat satellite has been used to measure the temperature of lava at a remote volcano in Africa.

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Bulls-eye - Mauritania

This Deimos-1 image, acquired 21 May 2014, shows the Richat Structure, also known as the Eye of the Sahara, a prominent circular feature in the Sahara desert in Mauritania. This structure is a deeply eroded, slightly elliptical, 40 km in diameter dome.

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New Sentinel-1 sample products available

06 June 2014

Additional Sentinel-1 sample products have been made available on the Sentinel Data Hub.

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How NASA builds a space laser

03 June 2014

To build a satellite that will measure all the bumps and dips of our dynamic Earth, engineers started with a black box, built of a composite honeycomb material to make it as light as possible.

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For forests, an earlier spring than ever

05 June 2014

Every spring, as the weather warms, trees in forests up and down the east coast explode in a bright green display of life as leaves fill their branches, and every fall, those same leaves provide one of nature's great colour displays of vivid yellow, orange and red.

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Lockheed Martin wins contract for Space Fence

02 June 2014

Lockheed Martin won a $915 million contract Monday to build a "space fence" for the U.S. Air Force to monitor hundreds of thousands of objects in orbit, allowing the military to detect and track ten times more space junk than possible with existing decades-old technology.

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Climate Research and Earth Observations from space: Climate information for decision making

13 - 17 October 2014

Organisation: EUMETSAT

Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Symposium Overview:

The main goal of the symposium is to provide a forum for discussing the current state of climate science and climate observations in order to evaluate recent achievements, ascertain critical objectives to be achieved with satellite-based climate information, and identify gaps in the current space-based climate observing system.

A major topic that will be discussed is the proposed Architecture for sustained Climate Monitoring from Space that has been developed under the auspices of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), the Coordination Group of Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) and WMO. Beyond the monitoring of the current state of the Climate System, the conference will also consider how Earth observation contributes to future developments in climate prediction and climate change projection.

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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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