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Scientists Deploy Damage Assessment Tool in Laos Relief Efforts

17 August 2018

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.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

This Proba-V false-colour image shows us the Southern part of the Dominican Republic and the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean

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5 Isro satellites come to rescue of flood-hit Kerala

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.

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Aeolus teams ready for space

17 August 2018

The teams responsible for flying the Aeolus satellite completed a pre-launch ‘dress rehearsal' at ESA's ESOC operations centre in Darmstadt today, the last major step in getting ready for next Tuesday's liftoff.

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Unexpected Future Boost of Methane Possible from Arctic Permafrost

17 August 2018

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.

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UTIAS-SFL Students Win Significant Awards for their Technical Papers

14 August 2018

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.

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Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event

22 - 24 May 2019

Organisation: JURSE

Location: Vannes, France


Conference overview:

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:

  • gathering people coming from academia, industry, local and national/international agencies together to discuss topics related to remote sensing for urban monitoring;
  • fostering the research and the applications of available data sets over urban areas, with a special consideration for high resolution satellite data and data fusion;
  • providing new ideas for developing sensors and/or systems able to analyse and monitor urban areas;
  • improving the knowledge and the know-how by means of the interaction of researchers coming from different communities (photogrammetry, signal processing, computer vision, geomatics, data science, town and regional planning, geology, hydrology, climatology, ecology, etc) in this truly interdisciplinary field.

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