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Meteosat-8 ready to boost observations over the Indian Ocean

23 September 2016

The potential to better observe the weather and climate over the Indian Ocean has received a major boost with the arrival this week of EUMETSAT's Meteosat-8 satellite in its new position of 41.5°E.

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Yukon River, Canada

The windy Yukon River ambles through this Flock-1 image from 19 September 2016.

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METimage – Next-generation weather forecasts

20 September 2016

METimage a new satellite instrument for weather and climate forecasting, is now entering its final phase. On 20 September 2016, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and Airbus Defence and Space signed an agreement for the design, construction and testing of the radiometer.

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Lake Victoria hazardous thunderstorm study could improve climate forecasts around U.S.

22 September 2016

An international study has determined that Lake Victoria in East Africa will become a hotspot for hazardous thunderstorms due to climate change using techniques that could improve regional climate and weather forecasts around inland bodies of water in the United States.

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Fine wine app wins top prize at App Camp

19 September 2016

An app that uses satellite data to evaluate the quality of wine took home the top prize at this year's Space App Camp at ESA's centre in Frascati, Italy.

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Out-of-control Chinese space lab expected to fall to Earth next year

23 September 2016

China's Tiangong 1 space lab, replaced by an upgraded human-rated research station launched last week, is heading for an uncontrolled re-entry back into Earth's atmosphere in late 2017.

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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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