Earth Observation Missions
02 July 2015
While ESA's water mission continues to deliver key information on soil moisture and ocean salinity to advance our understanding of Earth, it is becoming increasingly important for 'real world' applications, further demonstrating the societal benefit of Earth observation.
Research and Applications
Many pressing questions about Earth's climate revolve around water. With droughts and flooding an ongoing concern, people want to know how much water is on the move and where it is going. To help answer those questions, a new NASA study provides estimates for the global water cycle budget for the first decade of the 21st century, taking the pulse of the planet and setting a baseline for future comparisons.
Policy & Legislation
UrtheCast Corp., announced on 22 June that its subsidiary has entered into a definitive agreement with Elecnor, S.A. to acquire Elecnor's Earth Observation business dba Deimos Imaging for an aggregate price of €74.2 million, subject to customary working capital adjustments, with €69 million due at closing and €5.2 million to be paid over the next five years.
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EUMETSAT Council concludes the approval of the EPS Second Generation Programme and achieves progress on Jason-CS
24 June 2015
The EUMETSAT Council successfully concluded the approval process for the EUMETSAT Polar System Second Generation (EPS-SG) programme with all 30 Member States having now firmly committed themselves.
08 - 10 December 2015
Organisation: United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) / WIDM Canada
Location: Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates
The 5th International Conference on Earth Observation for Global Changes (EOGC 2015) and the 7th International Conference on Geo-information Technologies for Natural Disaster Management (GiT4NDM 2015) are designed to advance the research and development as well as encouraging innovative applications of Geomatics technologies in global change studies, and to specifically address the international aspects of the coupled social, land and climate systems in global change studies using advanced geospatial tools, spatiotemporal models, and Earth observation systems.
The conference offers an interdisciplinary forum in the fields of remote sensing, surveying and mapping, geodesy and geosciences, geography, marine science, forestry, renewable energy, environment, transportation, natural hazards, disaster management, and climate change science.
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.