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NASA launches groundbreaking soil moisture mapping satellite

31 January 2015

NASA successfully launched its first Earth satellite designed to collect global observations of the vital soil moisture hidden just beneath our feet.

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Corsica

The Mediterranean Sea's most mountainous island, Corsica, dominates this image from the Landsat-8 satellite, acquired on 29 August 2014.

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Sentinel-1 monitors floods in Malawi

29 January 2015

Sentinel-1 has contributed to aid disaster response efforts in Malawi, following devastating floods which have affected the south African nation in January 2015.

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Scientists trial system to improve safety at sea

30 January 2015

A space scientist at the University of Leicester, in collaboration with the New Zealand Defence Technology Agency and DMC International Imaging, has been trialling a concept for using satellite imagery to significantly improve the chances of locating ships and planes, such as the missing Malaysian flight MH370, lost at sea.

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Satellites can improve regional air quality forecasting

28 January 2015

Satellites planned for launch during the next several years may have an expanded role: Forecasting air-quality worldwide.

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NOAA satellites helped in the rescue of 240 people last year

29 January 2015

NOAA's fleet of weather satellites helped save 240 people last year from potentially life-threatening situations throughout the United States and its surrounding waters.

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6th ESA Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing

14 - 18 September 2015

Organisation: European Space Agency (ESA)

Location: Bucharest, Romania

Course Overview:

As part of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) programme element, the European Space Agency (ESA) organises each year an advanced Land Training Course devoted to train the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit data from ESA and operational EO Missions (e.g. Sentinels) for science and applications development.

Post graduate, PhD students, post doctoral research scientists and users from European countries and Canada interested in Land Remote Sensing and its applications are invited to apply to the 5 day course on the subject, which will be held at the University of Agronomic Science and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, in Bucharest, Romania.

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