Earth Observation

FAO and Norway to help developing countries monitor their forest through Earth observation

Forest observed through satellite imagery (Image: NASA/GSFC)

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has signed a partnership agreement with Norway in order to help developing countries assess their forest resources and changes.

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Mon, 20/04/2015 - 08:41

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South Africa plans to launch Earth observation satellite in 2019

Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, captured by the Proba-V satellite in January 2015 (Image: ESA/VITO)

South Africa will launch an Earth observation satellite in 2019, as the head of the South African National Space Agency Sansa, Sandile Malinge, announced to a newspaper.

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Tue, 07/04/2015 - 07:04

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Joint EOGC-GIT4NDM 2015 Conference

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08/12/2015 to 10/12/2015

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United Arab Emirates University

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Al-Ain

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  • United Arab Emirates

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United Arab Emirates University and Waterloo Institute for Disaster Management (WIDM), Canada

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College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Geography and Urban Planning Department, University of Waterloo, Canada

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Sentinel-2: Europe's new Earth Observation satellite ready

Sentinel-2 (Image: ESA/S. Corvaja)

The lead spacecraft built within the Europe's new Earth observation (EO) programme is ready to go into orbit.

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Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:38

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WCDRR Working Session: Earth Observation and High Technology to Reduce Risks

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15/03/2015

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Sendai

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Sendai International Centre Room N°: Exhibition Hall 1

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  • Japan

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Governments: Japan: Cabinet Office, MIC, MEXT, GSI, JAXA; Germany: DLR; China: NDRCC; Dominican Republic: CNE - EIGEO Bangladesh: MoDMR; Sri Lanka: DMC.

International and Regional Organizations: UNOOSA/ UN-SPIDER, UNESCAP, UNSD, UN-GGIM, UNITAR/UNOSAT, FAO, ITU, GEO, CEOS, GFDRR, ESA, ADRC, ICIMOD, ISCGM, IEEE RAS, IAEE, IMWI, CAS-TWAE-SDIM , IRS, CRASAR.

Academia: IRIDEeS, Tohoku University, Japan

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New satellite can capture entire dayside Earth

Earth from Space (Image:NASA)

The first satellite capable of watching the entire diurnal side of Earth continuously, DSCOVR, was launched into space earlier this month.

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Mon, 23/02/2015 - 14:14

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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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Wed, 18/02/2015 - 12:57

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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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Fri, 13/02/2015 - 15:11

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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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Tue, 10/02/2015 - 12:33

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