Earth Observation

DigitalGlobe: End of QuickBird mission

QuickBird's final image showing Port Elizabeth in South Africa

On 27 January, the QuickBird Earth Observation satellite re-entered Earth’s atmosphere after 13 years in orbit.

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Germany to launch microsatellite to detect forest fires

Microsatellites TET-1 and BIROS

In October 2015, Germany will launch the Berlin Infrared Optical System (BIROS), a microsatellite capable of monitoring forest fires from Space. The microsatellite was partly developed by the Institute of Optical Sensor Systems in Berlin of the German Aerospace Agency (DLR). BIROS will be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India.

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Wed, 18/02/2015 - 11:28

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Systematic observation for Climate Change Adaptation: Joint GCOS-IPCC-UNFCCC workshop

Representatives of Member States, UNFCCC bodies, GCOS, IPCC and various UN agencies discussed systematic observations

From 10 to 12 February 2015, international experts and representatives of Member States gathered in Bonn, Germany, for a workshop on systematic observations for climate change adaptation.

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Survey: Possible EU actions in relation to global coordination of Earth observations

The survey will assess the general awareness of the European public on Earth observations

The European Commission has launched a survey as a way to consult the public on possible actions of the European Union (EU) in relation to global coordination of Earth observations via the Group on Earth Observations (GEO)

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ALOS-2/CIRC data is now open to the public

The ALOS data is accessible via the CIRC observation data search

After the calibration and validation of ALOS-2/CIRC, the Japanese Space Agency JAXA confirmed that the data quality of ALOS-2/CIRC is adequate. All ALOS-2/CIRC data is therefore now available to the public.

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Mon, 09/02/2015 - 15:59

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Earth observation cubesats to be developed by Planet Labs

Dove cubesats of Planet Lab's "Flock 1" constellation.

The American private company Planet Labs announced that it will invest USD 95 million into the development of Earth-observation satellites of reduced dimensions and high-resolution imagery potential. The cubesats will be just 20 centimeters long, 10 centimeters wide and 10 centimeters tall.

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Thu, 29/01/2015 - 09:44

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SAR-EDU: New web platform for radar remote sensing education

SAR-EDU, a new web platform for radar remote sensing education has been recently launched. SAR-EDU is a joint education initiave for Radar Remote Sensing, conducted and coordinated by Friedrich-Schiller University Jena and the German Aerospace Center DLR.

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Mon, 26/01/2015 - 10:44

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Ghana: First Earth observation satellite to be developed and launched

The satellite will work around the West-african region.

Ghana has announced its intention to launch its first Earth observation satellite, the Ghana Satellite One (GHANASAT 1).

The project will be led by the Ghana Space Science and Technology (GSSTI), under the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), and with technical support from MENASAT Gulf Group PLC.

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Korean delegation visited the UN-SPIDER Bonn Office

Delegation of the Ministry of Public Safety and Security visits UN-SPIDER

On Friday 12 December 2014, a delegation from the Emergency

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ESA and the Asian Development Bank to employ Earth observation data for sustainable development

Earth observation image for agriculture and rural development applications

In October 2014 a new cooperative project between ESA and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), called Earth Observation for a Transforming Asia Pacific (EOTAP), was launched.

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