News of the week
16 January 2015
The year 2014 ranks as Earth's warmest since 1880, according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists.
Earth Observation Missions
All six instruments that will fly on the NOAA's Geostationary Operational Satellite - R (GOES-R) satellite have now completed integration onto the spacecraft.
Research and Applications
A new global cropland map combines multiple satellite data sources, reconciled using crowdsourced accuracy checks, to provide an improved record of total cropland extent as well as field size around the world.
Policy & Legislation
12 January 2015
The year 2015 has been marked as a year of "climate challenges", the one in which a legally binding international agreement on climate will be negotiated.
Did you know?
12 January 2015
What goes up must go down. When it comes to satellites, this dictum has become a statutory requirement. Otherwise, key low orbits may well become unusable as they fill with debris.
30 March - 01 April 2015
Organisation: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) / University of Lausanne
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
JURSE is a forum of excellence where researchers, practitioners and students in urban remote sensing will present and discuss their latest findings and results. This event is committed to introduce innovative methodologies and technological resources recently employed to investigate urban environments through orbital and airborne remote sensing.
Emerging topics like new methods for urban land cover and land use classification with detailed discrimination of urban targets, 3D modelling of urban buildings, forecast and impact assessment of natural and man-made hazards in urban areas, urban social studies, urban ecology as well as data fusion, algorithms and techniques for remotely sensed data interpretation, and multisource remote sensing data will be approached, aiming to address pressing questions and offer effective solutions in urban remote sensing but also to unravel new possibilities for the interpretation, processing, fusion, and application of remotely sensed data in urban investigations.
EO Missions Database
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.
This database is based on the book of Herbert J. Kramer Observation of the Earth and its Environments and describes over 600 missions in detail. Online updated version of "Earth Observation History of Technical Introduction" available as of January 02, 2017.