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Satellites predict city hot spots

Satellites are helping to forecast the location of urban areas most affected during heat waves, helping planners to design cooler, more comfortable cities.

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Thu, 29/09/2011 - 11:00

ESA mapping deadly mosquitoes

ESA is helping to take the bite out of mosquitoes and their deadly diseases by tracking their distribution and habitat via observation satellites, satnav, and mobile communications.

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Wed, 25/05/2011 - 10:53

A new space policy for Europe: Independence, competitiveness and citizen’s quality of life

Improving the safety and daily lives of European citizens thanks to radio navigation, guiding tractors by satellite for high-yield crops, optimizing response to humanitarian crisis…This cruc

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Wed, 06/04/2011 - 11:51

INSPIRE Geoportal

Planetek Italia is starting the activities to set up the INSPIRE Geoportal, the central portal for environmental information in the European Union.

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Wed, 30/03/2011 - 11:09
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45.8036
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8.6296

The INSPIRE State of Play reports for 2009 - 2010 now available

On 9 February 2011, the European Commission published the 6th edition of the INSPIRE State of Play reports, which covers the period from 2009 to 2010.

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Tue, 22/02/2011 - 12:48
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50.8785
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4.7001

Better mapping of human settlements to support crisis management operations

When a major disaster strikes in remote parts of the world, knowing if the area is populated, and how densely, is crucial for the effective organisation of humanitarian operations.

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Tue, 22/02/2011 - 11:30
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54.526
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15.2551

European Centre of Excellence in Earth Observation Research Training

The University of Leicester (UK) is going to launch a "Centre of Excellence in Earth Observation Research Training" with the aim of teaching and training young researchers to use the late

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Wed, 26/01/2011 - 15:47
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52.6348
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-1.12952

FLEX and CarbonSat, vying to be 8th Earth Explorer addressing key climate and environmental change issues

As part of the procedure to realise ESA's series of Earth Explorers, two new mission proposals have been selected for further development.

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Fri, 26/11/2010 - 15:14
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48.8567
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2.35099

Use satellites to know your snow

Satellite information on snow cover is now available through ESA’s GlobSnow project soon after it snows. Understanding snow conditions helps us to predict floods and advance climate studies.

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Fri, 05/11/2010 - 18:23
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61.9241
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25.7482

European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS)

The Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) established in 1998 an expert group to develop and implement advance methods for the evaluation of forest fir