News of the week
The 23 July failure of the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam unleashed more than 130 billion gallons of water on rural villages in southern Laos, in Southeast Asia, devastating thousands of houses and businesses and displacing more than 6,000 people.
Earth Observation Missions
19 August 2018
Five satellites of the Indian Space Research Organisation are playing a key role in saving lives in rain-battered Kerala, monitoring the grave flood situation and assisting in relief work.
Research and Applications
New NASA-funded research has discovered that Arctic permafrost's expected gradual thawing and the associated release of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere may actually be sped up by instances of a relatively little known process called abrupt thawing. Abrupt thawing takes place under a certain type of Arctic lake, known as a thermokarst lake that forms as permafrost thaws.
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Copernicus for Kids: How Copernicus is preparing a new generation of responsible citizens and professionals
17 August 2018
It is our responsibility to ensure that new generations come to know Copernicus as the tool for environmental, social and economic sustainability. And we must get creative about introducing the Copernicus programme to children.
Graduate students at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) received first and second place awards for technical papers relating to microspace missions developed by SFL.
22 - 24 May 2019
Location: Vannes, France
The biennial international Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) will take place in Vannes, France. JURSE is a forum of excellence where researchers, practitioners and students present, share and discuss their latest findings and results.
This event is committed to introduce innovative methodologies and technological resourcesrecently employed to investigate the manifold aspects of the urban environment through orbital and airborne remote sensing data.
The objectives of JURSE 2019 are:
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.