13 October 2012 is the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDRR). IDRR seeks to raise awareness of how people are taking action to reduce their risk to disasters.
For decades, satellite remote sensing has provided fundamental insights in countless physical science fields such as ecology, geosciences, atmospheric physics, and chemistry.
A review of crisis response using Earth observation techniques is now available online.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has stopped acquiring images from the 27-year-old Landsat 5 Earth observation satellite due to a rapidly degrading electronic component.
In the predawn hours last Friday, the National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparation Project satellite (let’s just call it NPP for short) was launched from Van
A new type of Earth-observing satellite has been launched into orbit.
Climate scientists warn that critical gaps in climate data could open up after the current generation of Earth-observation satellites comes to the end of its life, with the next generation nowhere
A good photographer needs agility. So it is with ESA microsatellite Proba-1, which turns in space to capture terrestrial targets.
As the UN marked World Food Day earlier this week, international representatives convened in Korea to discuss ways to curb the loss of productive land to desertification.
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