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Forecasting wildfire behaviour with WIFIRE

A map showing locations that experienced wildfires greater than 250 acres, from

A new instrument to fight the exponential increase of wildfires, WIFIRE, is currently being prepared in California, USA.

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Tue, 19/08/2014 - 11:17
latitude: 
32.8606
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-117.186

ISS-RapidScat Mission set to begin in fall 2014

ISS-RapidScat scatterometer instrument

NASA’s International Space Station ISS-RapidScat scatterometer instrument platform is scheduled to be launched during the fall of 2014.

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Mon, 18/08/2014 - 11:22
latitude: 
28.4939
longitude: 
-80.6815

WorldView-3 Satellite launched by DigitalGlobe

Digital Globe's WorldView-3 satellite can collect 650,000 sq km of imagery a day

On 13 August 2014, DigitalGlobe successfully launched its WorldView-3 commercial high resolution, multispectral Earth observation satellite from Vandenber

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Fri, 15/08/2014 - 08:27
latitude: 
34.7582
longitude: 
-120.516

UN-GGIM endorses Global Geodetic Reference Frame

Logo of the UN-GGIM

From 6 to 8 August 2014 the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) met in New York.

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Tue, 12/08/2014 - 15:30
latitude: 
40.7128
longitude: 
-74.0059

Using space technologies to study algal bloom

Algal bloom in the west end of Lake Erie captured by MODIS

Using a remote sensing technology that was originally developed for Mars exploration, NASA researchers are taking a closer look at algal bloom in Lake Erie in Northern America.

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Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:40
latitude: 
42.0669
longitude: 
-81.3399

In session: UN Committee of Geo-spatial Information Management Experts

UN-GGIM Logo

Ministers and senior leaders from UN Member states and international organizations are meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City from 6 to 8 August 2014 for the Fourth Session of

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Wed, 06/08/2014 - 15:15
latitude: 
40.7128
longitude: 
-74.0059

US launches its seventh GPS 2F satellite

Artist's concept of the GPS-2F satellite

On 1 August 2014, the U.S. Air Force launched the seventh of its GPS 2F series of positioning, navigation and timing satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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Wed, 06/08/2014 - 11:50
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28.3883
longitude: 
-80.6036

New app connects local disaster response resources with open data

DAAD Application allows to share resources and request assistance.

The US company Appallicious released on 29 July 2014 the Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard (DAAD), a new cloud-based app that can organize

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Thu, 31/07/2014 - 11:47
latitude: 
38.8859
longitude: 
-77.0188

NASA: New robotic technology to fuel and fix orbiting satellites

The Remote Robotic Oxidizer Transfer Test, or RROxiTT

NASA's Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office (SSCO) at Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, in partnership with the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, wants to create a robotic gas st

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Wed, 30/07/2014 - 11:24
latitude: 
38.9912
longitude: 
-76.8526

Landsat 8: Increased acquisition rates with up to 700 scenes per day

Granite outcrops in Yosemite National Park captured by Landsat 8 on April 2014

The United States Earth Observation satellite Landsat 8 has recently seen a high increase in acquisition rates.

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Tue, 29/07/2014 - 15:01
latitude: 
44.3007
longitude: 
-69.7693