News of the week
21 April 2018
Earth may be the "Blue Planet", with more than 70 percent of its surface covered in water, but it is still a thirsty planet, with freshwater in heavy demand. The most significant draw on the water supply is crop irrigation, accounting by some measures for nearly two-thirds of U.S. surface-freshwater withdrawals.
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Earth Observation Missions
13 April 2018
The batch of new results from ESA's Swarm mission has not only included the highest-resolution map of the magnetic field generated by Earth's crust and a map of the tiny magnetic signals from the oceans, but also, remarkably, some unexpected insight into lightning in the upper atmosphere and geomagnetic storms.
Research and Applications
20 April 2018
The information provided by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) was used to develop the European State of the Climate 2017 report, an important step forward towards a better understanding and assessment of the state and the indicators of our changing climate.
Policy & Legislation
18 April 2018
China and Finland have signed an agreement to establish a joint research center for Arctic space observation and data sharing services, the China Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced.
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A new partnership between NASA and the University of Twente aims to help people in developing countries harness the power of Earth observations and geospatial technologies.
16 - 19 May 2018
Location: Deqing, Zhejiang, China
International conference of Asia-Oceania Global Earth Observation System of Systems (AOGEOSS) will provide a platform for participants to discuss the key issues to promote the implementation of Asia-Oceania regional GEOSS, exchange technical experiences, and share innovative solutions in their applicability in AO regions.
The training workshop will focus on knowledge spread and experience exchanging on certain domains in 2-day courses,in order to promote capacity building for access, analysis and application EO data in AO region, especially developing countries. The training course mainly consists of a series of lectures and practical exercises in some selected topics, not only introduce how to discover the EO data around the world, the key points involved in the idea, policy, methodology and new practices of data access, processing, and sharing; also include introduction of the show cases of regional concerns, discussion and practical exercises on data applications.
EO Missions Database
Visit the eoPortal database to find out about spaceborne EO missions and sensors to discover more about past, operational and future missions. This is complemented with detailed articles of airborne sensors.
This database is based on the book of Herbert J. Kramer Observation of the Earth and its Environments and describes over 600 missions in detail. Online updated version of "Earth Observation History of Technical Introduction" available as of January 02, 2017.