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Sentinel satellite probes coral health from orbit

24 May 2016

Scientists are working on techniques that would allow them to routinely monitor the health of corals worldwide from orbit.

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Chile's salt flat

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us to the diverse landscape of the eastern Atacama desert in South America in this image from 8 March 2016.

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GOES-13 turns 10

24 May 2016

Ten years ago, on 24 May 2006, GOES-13 was launched into orbit aboard a Boeing Delta IV rocket that took flight from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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NASA to aid disaster preparedness in Rio de Janeiro

25 May 2016

NASA has signed an agreement with Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to support innovative efforts to better understand, anticipate, and monitor natural hazards, including drought, flooding, and landslides, in and around the city.

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Sentinel-1 helping Cyclone Roanu relief

26 May 2016

Cyclone Roanu has claimed over 100 lives in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and has left tens of thousands in need of aid. Officials are looking to the sky for information on flooded areas to analyse the cyclone's aftermath and support emergency response activities.

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DLRmagazine 150 – Eyes in the sky see the world changing

24 May 2016

The latest issue of the DLRmagazine is available, and presents some of DLR's latest activities. Amongst the topics covered in this issue they look at how satellites are viewing our changing world for climate research and other applications.

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36th EARSeL Symposium

20 - 24 June 2016

Organisation: European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL)

Location: Bonn, Germany

Symposium Overview:

EARSeL is a scientific network of European remote sensing laboratories, coming from both academia and commercial/industrial sector, which covers all fields of geoinformation and earth observations through remote sensing. All scientists, professionals and researchers involved or interested in the field of the symposium are strongly encouraged to present their papers in many subjects including:

  • Agriculture
  • Archaeology
  • Biogeophysical/ Biogeochemical parameters
  • Climate Change
  • Land Degradation and desertification
  • Developing countries
  • Disaster management
  • Forestry and forest fires
  • Heritage conservation
  • Ice and snow
  • Land use and land cover
  • Oceans, coastal zones, and inland waters
  • SDSS and monitoring systems
  • Urban areas
  • Vegetation and chlorophyll fluorescence
  • Water management
  • Wetlands

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