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Landsat – The watchman that never sleeps

18 July 2016

In western North America, mountain pine beetles infest and ravage thousands of acres of forest lands. Landsat satellites bear witness to the onslaught in a way that neither humans nor most other satellites can.

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Cape Coral

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) acquired this image on 27 April 2016 using the highest power lens available to document the complex patterns around Cape Coral, a master-planned city born in 1957. The development is a hub of the Fort Myers metropolitan area-one of the youngest cities in the United States and home to 680,000 people.

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WorldView-2 Earth Imaging Satellite involved in space debris event

20 July 2016

The WorldView-2 satellite in operation by DigitalGlobe was involved in a "debris-causing" event on Tuesday liberating at least eight pieces of unknown size, the Joint Space Operations Center reported.

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Chilly summer for Sentinel-2B

18 July 2016

While most of us may be looking forward to spending some time in the sunshine this summer, the Sentinel-2B satellite is being subjected to the extreme cold of space to make sure it is fit for life in orbit.

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Historical records miss a fifth of Global Warming: NASA

21 July 2016

A new NASA-led study finds that almost one-fifth of the global warming that has occurred in the past 150 years has been missed by historical records due to quirks in how global temperatures were recorded. The study explains why projections of future climate based solely on historical records estimate lower rates of warming than predictions from climate models.

 

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Helping satellites to better observe our oceans

20 July 2016

PML scientists are embarking on two new projects funded by the European Space Agency, ESA, to ensure the accuracy of satellite data that is used to observe our changing oceans, now and into the future.

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FOSS4G 2016

24 - 26 August 2016

Organisation: Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo)

Location: Bonn, Germany

Submission deadline: 21 March 2016

Conference overview:

FOSS4G is the annual global event of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). The FOSS4G conference focuses on Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial. Additionally to high level technical talks four key domain topics practically connect the software with communities from neighbouring domains. The key topics in 2016 are:

  • Open Data
  • Remote Sensing
  • Land information
  • Disaster Management

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