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Human Activity in China and India Dominates the Greening of Earth, NASA Study Shows

11 February 2019

The world is literally a greener place than it was 20 years ago, and data from NASA satellites has revealed a counterintuitive source for much of this new foliage: China and India. A new study shows that the two emerging countries with the world's biggest populations are leading the increase in greening on land. The effect stems mainly from ambitious tree planting programs in China and intensive agriculture in both countries.

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Moorea

With Valentine's Day in mind, Copernicus Sentinel-2 brings you this image which captures the beauty of the little heart-shaped island of Moorea in the South Pacific.

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Taking Aeolus to the next level

11 February 2019

Since ESA's Aeolus satellite was launched in August, engineers and scientists have been carefully checking the information that this pioneering mission is delivering on the world's winds – and now it's time for the next phase.

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NASA Finds Possible Second Impact Crater Under Greenland Ice

11 February 2019

A NASA glaciologist has discovered a possible second impact crater buried under more than a mile of ice in northwest Greenland.

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SSTL and 21AT announce new Earth Observation data contract

02 February 2018

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) signed a £25M contract in Beijing yesterday with Twenty First Century Aerospace Technology Co., Ltd (21AT) to provide data from a new Earth Observation satellite (SSTL-S1) due for launch on PSLV in the middle of this year.

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Can 'Big Brother' technology clean up palm oil's image?

11 February 2019

Some of the world's major palm oil users, including Nestle, Unilever, and Mondelez, are trying out new satellite technology to track deforestation, as pressure grows on them to source the ingredient responsibly.

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Introductory Webinar: Using Earth Observations to Monitor Water Budgets for River Basin Management

13 March - 3 April 2019

Organisation: NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) Course

 

Overview: Rivers are a major source of freshwater. They support aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, provide transportation, and generate hydropower. Managing river basin watersheds is critical for developing policies for sustainable water allocation and development. Over the course of four sessions, this introductory webinar series will address using satellite data and Earth system modeling data sources to estimate surface water budgets.

 

Learning Objectives: By the end of this training, attendees will become familiar with: remote sensing and Earth system modeling data sources relevant for river basin watershed management estimating surface water budgets and their temporal variability in sub-watersheds within river basins.

 

Course Dates: 13 March through 3 April 2019.

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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.