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Future temperature and soil moisture may alter location of agricultural regions

17 October 2017

Future high temperature extremes and soil moisture conditions may cause some regions to become more suitable for rainfed, or non-irrigated, agriculture, while causing other areas to lose suitable farmland, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study.

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Sagaing Division, Myanmar

The Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite brings us over part of the Sagaing Division in northwest Myanmar, and along the border with India.

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Air quality-monitoring satellite in orbit

13 October 2017

The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel‑5P, was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia on 13 October 2017.

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Ozone layer recovery could be delayed by 30 years

12 October 2017

Rising global emissions of some chlorine-containing chemicals could slow the progress made in healing the ozone layer.

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NASA pinpoints cause of Earth's recent record Carbon Dioxide spike

12 October 2017

A new NASA study provides space-based evidence that Earth's tropical regions were the cause of the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration seen in at least 2,000 years.

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ESA takes the reins of the Disasters Charter

16 October 2017

When disaster strikes, a group of international space agencies pools its resources and expertise to support relief efforts on the ground. For the next six months, ESA will be leading the International Charter Space and Major Disasters as it brings information from satellites to the aid of the vulnerable.

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European Space Week 2017

03 - 09 November 2017

Organisers: European Commission under the auspices of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU and co-organised by the European Space Agency, AZO Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen and Garage48.

Location: Tallinn, Estonia

Event Overview:

The European Space Week will foster interactions between the space and digital community and will provide visibility to the rapidly changing space sector, its applications and the European Union's Space Programmes Copernicus and Galileo. Central aim is to bring together the most important European space stakeholders, companies, partners and visionaries pushing the topic of space in Europe and beyond.

The European Space Week 2017 is conceived to be a constellation of events ranging from a hackathon, accelerator boot camps, a festive Awards Ceremony, conferences, a Horizon 2020 Space Info Day, a ministerial meeting, to the opening of ESA BIC to an exhibition. The week will address different space-related topics that will interest different audiences from policy makers to start-ups, the public and authorities to industry players. The knowledge exchange will take place through debates, award ceremonies, workshops, symposia and exhibitions in nine different locations.

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