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Antarctic ice shelf thinning speeds up

26 March 2015

Scientists have their best view yet of the status of Antarctica's floating ice shelves and they find them to be thinning at an accelerating rate.

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Lake Chad and a Bodele dust plume

This east-looking photograph, taken by astronauts from the International Space Station on 12 February 2015, shows the arid landscapes of the Sahara and the darker vegetation of the wetter, semi-arid woodland known as the Sahel.

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South Korean satellite launched by Dnepr rocket

26 March 2015

A stockpiled Soviet-era ballistic missile shot out of an underground silo on a remote Russian military base Wednesday and powered into orbit with a South Korean Earth observation satellite.

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Increased rainfall in tropics caused by more frequent big storms

25 March 2015

A new study based in part on NASA satellite data has shown that an increase in large, well-organised thunderstorms is behind increased rainfall in the wettest regions of the tropics.

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UK joins Sentinel Collaborative Ground Segment

19 March 2015

ESA and the UK Space Agency have signed an arrangement that establishes access to data from the Sentinel satellites, marking a significant step in their exploitation.

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Scuttling satellites to save space

26 March 2015

It takes a lot of ingenuity - not to mention a massive quantity of sheer force - to get satellites into orbit. Now space engineers are applying comparable ingenuity to the challenge of getting their missions out of there, too.

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36th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing

19 - 23 October 2015

Organisation: Asian Association of Remote Sensing (AARS)

Location: Metro Manila, the Philippines

Conference Overview:

ACRS 2015 will bring together students, researchers, scientists, policy makers, professionals and practitioners from developed and developing countries from and around Asia to share insights into the challenges and opportunities of Remote Sensing and related geospatial technologies in building resiliency and encouraging economic growth and development in one, dynamic Asia.

The conference takes place at a significant moment when disasters and climate change continues to negatively impact our people and the community. The conference, therefore, will provide an outstanding opportunity to learn how Remote Sensing will help us build resiliency to these disturbances, and in strengthening our capability to adapt to stress and change.

While addressing this issue, ACRS 2015 will also look into finding ways and opportunities for Remote Sensing to encourage inclusive economic growth in Asian countries. It has been widely proven that Remote Sensing can help us map our natural resources. But how do we use Remote Sensing and related technologies to efficiently manage these resources to ensure productive employment as a means of increasing the incomes of poor and excluded groups and raising their standards of living? These important issues and many others will be discussed thoroughly during the plenary and thematic sessions, poster sessions, workshops, and many side events of ACRS 2015.

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