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Five UK satellites go into orbit on Indian rocket

10 July 2015

An Indian rocket has put five UK satellites in orbit. It is thought to be the largest number of wholly British-built spacecraft to go up on a single launch.

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Central Algeria

The sandy and rocky terrain of the Sahara desert in central Algeria was captured in this image by the Sentinel-2A satellite on 27 June 2015.

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SMOS sings the song of ice and fire

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.

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NASA balances water budget with new estimates of liquid assets

07 July 2015

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.

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UrtheCast to acquire the Deimos Imaging Earth observation business from Elecnor S.A.

22 June 2015

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.

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5th EOGC and 7th GiT4NDM conferences

08 - 10 December 2015

Organisation: United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) / WIDM Canada

Location: Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates

Conference Overview:

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.

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