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Sentinel-1 provides new insight into Italy’s earthquake

29 August 2016

On 24 August, an earthquake struck central Italy, claiming at least 290 lives and causing widespread damage. Satellite images are being used to help emergency aid organisations, while scientists have begun to analyse ground movement.

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore

This image shows a moment in time. Cape Hatteras National Seashore on 7 June 2015, captured by Landsat-8. These islands have been in flux long before the park was established, and they continue to change today.

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China hi-res imaging satellite sends back pictures

26 August 2016

China on Thursday published the first pictures transmitted back to earth from Gaofen-3, the country's first C-band high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite with a resolution of one metre.

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Surface water shifting around the Earth

25 August 2016

Scientists have used satellite images to study how the water on the Earth's surface has changed over 30 years.

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USGS and India Space Research Organisation to cooperate further in observing Earth

26 August 2016

The U.S. Geological Survey and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) have finalized an agreement for new levels of cooperation in the exchange and use of Earth observation data.

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Announcement of Opportunity: TanDEM-X Digital Elevation Model (DEM)

25 August 2016

Today, the announcement of opportunity (AO) for the final TanDEM-X Digital Elevation Model (DEM) has been launched!

This AO is related to the provision of the digital elevation products with 12m and 30m independent pixel spacing generated by the TanDEM-X (TerraSAR-X add-on for Digital Elevation Measurements) mission.

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Exploiting open data with MELODIES

11 - 13 October 2016

Organisation: Institute for Environmental Analytics

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Conference overview:

Following three years of research and innovation, the MELODIES project will be hosting the three-day conference, sharing some of the challenges of using environmental Open Data in Europe – as well as the techniques and the solutions that the consortium of 16 academic and industrial partners have developed to combat them.

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