News of the week
Early Wednesday morning (02:30 GMT), the Metop-A meteorological satellite crossed the equator to begin its 50,000th orbit since its launch from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, in 2006.
Earth Observation Missions
On 7 June, 2006, the CALIPSO satellite got to work doing something that has made atmospheric scientists very, very happy over the last 10 years.
Research and Applications
A new computer algorithm that can "fill in" underground water levels in areas where quality data is not available could lead to improved models of groundwater flow in regions where pumping and aquifer depletion are a concern.
Did you know?
08 June 2016
As you read this paragraph, a NASA satellite orbits around planet Earth, gathering data on — of all things — soil moisture. Moisture in the soil acts like a thermostat for the planet. Along with affecting agricultural production, it has a large influence on the weather and climate. Its impact on the planet is so important, NASA has sent a satellite into space to measure it.
06 - 27 July 2016
Organisation: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Location: Online training/webinar
Registration deadline: 05 July 2016
In this introductory webinar, participants will be provided with an overview of remote sensing for coastal and ocean applications. This will include a background in aquatic remote sensing, data access and tools for processing and analysing imagery, and examples and live demonstrations of applied sciences tools that have been developed for NASA and partner organisations.
This course will review data products from MODIS, VIIRS, HICO, and other sensors commonly used for ocean applications. Participants will learn about NASA Earth observation resources (data and tools) available for coastal and ocean applications, including: a basic understanding of remote sensing in aquatic environments, how to access and visualise relevant NASA Earth Science data, and techniques for using NASA Earth Science data for coastal and ocean applications in the areas of animal migrations and coral reef health.
The course will have four 1 hour sessions every Wednesday from 13:00 to 14:00 EDT Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4).
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.