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Space agencies combine efforts for space hydrology
11 November 2016
Heads of space agencies are meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco at the COP22 climate change summit to reaffirm their commitment to a coordinated approach for monitoring Earth's climate, with particular focus on the water cycle.
In the meeting hosted by Morocco's Royal Centre for Remote Sensing and France's CNES space agency, the heads of space agencies noted climate change is set to alter the water cycle, causing changes in precipitation and evaporation regimes and the acceleration of glacier melting. This will have direct effects on both ecosystems and societies across the globe.
Image credit: ESA/AOES Medialab - SMOS in orbit