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Satellite imaging breakthrough by Stanford scientists improves ability to measure plant growth

23 March 2017

Satellite images of Earth's plant life have been valuable for managing crops or detecting deforestation, but current methods are often contaminated by light reflected by other things like clouds, soil and snow. Now, researchers at Stanford and the Carnegie Institution for Science have unlocked the potential of decades-old satellites with a technological tweak to better isolate the signal from plants alone.

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Grand Turk Island

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station took this photograph of Grand Turk Island, situated on the southern end of the Bahamas archipelago in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Grand Turk Island is just 10 kilometres (6 miles) long, and much of the island is occupied by Cockburn Town (population about 5,000), the capital of Turks and Caicos.

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Vietnam set to self-produce satellites by 2022

24 March 2017

Vietnam targets to self-develop Lotusat-2 by 2022 when its technical facilities for satellite research, assembly, integration and testing are ready to operate, according to the Vietnam National Satellite Center (VNSC).

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CryoSat reveals Antarctica in 3D

24 March 2017

Around 250 million measurements taken by ESA's CryoSat over the last six years have been used to create a unique 3D view of Antarctica, offering a snapshot of the undulating surface of this vast ice sheet.

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How A.I. captured a volcano's changing lava lake

22 March 2017

One of our planet's few exposed lava lakes is changing, and artificial intelligence is helping NASA understand how.

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Satellite data reveal effects of aerosols in Earth's atmosphere

24 March 2017

Earth's atmosphere is dusted with tiny particles known as aerosols, which include windblown ash, sea salt, pollution, and other natural and human-produced materials. Aerosols can absorb or scatter sunlight, affecting how much light reflects back into space or stays trapped in the atmosphere.

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ECOSUD 2017

26 - 28 April 2017

Organisation: Wessex Institute

Location: Cadiz, Spain

Workshop Overview:

The aim of the Conference is to encourage and facilitate interdisciplinary communication between scientists, engineers, socio-economic specialists and other professionals working in ecological systems and sustainable development. Emphasis will be given to those areas that will most benefit from the application of scientific methods for sustainable development, including the conservation of natural systems around the world.

Topics will include:

  • Energy systems and the environment
  • Sustainable development and planning
  • Ecosystem modelling
  • Environmental innovative approaches
  • Natural resources management
  • Protection and mitigation
  • Economic and social issues

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