News of the week
Earth's 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Earth Observation Missions
Jason-3, a U.S.-European satellite mission, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 10:42 a.m. PST on 17 January aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, to become the latest spacecraft to track the rate of global sea-level rise.
Research and Applications
23 January 2016
A unique dataset of gravity anomalies has been released for Antarctica, representing a significant step forward in the investigation of the largest ice-covered continent on Earth. More than 50 scientists from research institutions in eight countries, among others Germany, UK, USA and Russia have been actively collaborating since 2003 to make this gravity data compilation possible.
Policy & Legislation
On 19 January 2016, Klaus Uckel, Director of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) Project Management Agency, and Wang Ruijun, Director General of the National Center for Science and Technology Evaluation (NCSTE), signed an agreement for closer collaboration in programmes to promote research and innovation support systems.
30 July - 07 August 2016
Contact: COSPAR Secretariat c/o CNES - firstname.lastname@example.org
Organisation: Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
The 41st COSPAR Scientific Assembly encompasses approximately 125 meetings covering the fields of COSPAR Scientific Commissions (SC) and Panels including:
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.