News of the week
Image of the week
Images of Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica, were acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite from 2000 to 2019. Images show a wide view of Pine Island Glacier (PIG) and the long-term retreat of its ice front.
Earth Observation Missions
When you hear news about ice loss from Greenland or Antarctica, an aquifer in California that is getting depleted, or a new explanation for a wobble in Earth's rotation, you might not realize that all these findings may rely on data from one single mission: the U.S.-German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE).
Research and Applications
Remote sensing and satellite imagery have become common use in monitoring and modelling of various biological and physical characteristics of Earth - now Copernicus Sentinel-1 is giving a new approach for monitoring the evolution of shorelines.
Policy & Legislation
With human activity leaving its indelible mark on the landscape and affecting the climate, our natural world is changing faster than at any other time in history. Science is fundamental to understanding environmental change so that these huge challenges can be tackled. To ensure a more efficient approach on Earth-system science and to bring direct benefits to society, ESA and the European Commission are working to join forces.
Did you know?
The UAE Space Agency and EXOLAUNCH on Sunday announced a satellite developed by UAE students will be launched into orbit by the end of this year.
5, 12 and 19 June 2019
Organisation: NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET)
Course Dates: 5, 12 and 19 June 2019, at 10:00 to 12:00 EDT (UTC-4)
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.