Image of the week
On 25 October, 2015, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8 satellite acquired this image of Ellis Island and the Liberty Island. Those once-modest islands stand like magnificent sentries in New York Harbor, with Jersey City, New Jersey to the west and the lower reaches of Manhattan Island and Brooklyn to the northeast and east.
Earth Observation Missions
16 March 2016
Jason-3, a new U.S.-European oceanography satellite mission with NASA participation, has produced its first complete science map of global sea surface height, capturing the current signal of the 2015-16 El Niño.
Research and Applications
18 March 2016
ECMWF has launched a new dataset called Simulated Satellite Data (SSD), which provides global high-resolution forecasts of the weather as seen from space.
15 March 2016
The Norwegian Coast Guard recently took part in a demonstration to test the feasibility of using satellite derived sea ice information products for navigation at high latitudes in the Arctic Ocean.
Did you know?
The Earth has lost more than half of its wetland extent since 1900. The satellite-based Wetland Observation Service (SWOS) is working to provide a data portal that will have real-world impacts, helping to track wetland degradation, identify pollution sources, and assess restoration strategies.
09 May - 13 May 2016
Organisation: European Space Agency (ESA)
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Registration deadline: 22 April 2016
The 2016 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium is organised with the support of the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.
The main objectives of the symposium are:
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.