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GlobTemperature project: One stop shop for surface temperature data

Global monthly land surface temperature from Envisat’s AATSR for July 2006.

The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched a new project to provide scientists with a one-stop shop for land, lake and ice temperature data - measured by satellites.

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Tue, 14/01/2014 - 16:43

Third International Conference on the Use of Space Technology for Water Management

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Mon, 20/01/2014
Venue City: 
Rabat
Basic Information
Date: 
01/04/2014 - 04/04/2014
Venue: 
Royal Center for Remote Sensing
Venue Country: 
Marocco
Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA), Government of Morocco, European Space Agency (ESA) and Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW)

Language of event: 
English

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA), the Government of Morocco and the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) are jointly co-organizing the above Con

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Space debris: How satellites could retire in the future

NASA's image shows the population of satellites orbiting around the Earth

What happens with satellites when they finish their mission? Staying in orbit may pose a threat to other spacecraft, so now scientists are testing safe ways to deorbit ageing satellites.

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Wed, 08/01/2014 - 15:02
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51.2623
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Japan: 2011 Earthquake affected Gravity

GOCE gravity results compared to a model

ESA’s GOCE satellite revealed earlier this month that the great Japanese Earthquake from 2011 caused a tiny change in the local gravity.

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Mon, 16/12/2013 - 12:50
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ESA: CryoSat measures storm surge in northern Europe

Realistic storm surge models play a crucial role when natural disasters strike

During 5 and 6 December 2013, a major storm passed through northern Europe coinciding with a period of high tides in the North Sea and resulting in extremely high sea levels – a ‘storm surge’.

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Fri, 13/12/2013 - 09:48
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First Sentinel-3 workshop for performance validation

A southern summer bloom

The first Sentinel-3 Validation Team workshop was recently held at ESA’s centre for Earth observation in Frascati, Italy, validating Sentinel-3 data in order to allow to verify their performance on

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Wed, 11/12/2013 - 10:13
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Proba-V ready for operations

Proba-V is ready for operations

Launched on 7 May 2013, ESA’s Earth Observation satellite Proba-V has now completed the crucial commissioning phase and declared ready for its operational phase, providing global vegetation data fo

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Tue, 10/12/2013 - 11:57
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48.8413
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Global Space Applications Conference

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Paris
Basic Information
Date: 
02/06/2014 - 04/06/2014
Venue: 
UNESCO Headquarters
Venue Country: 
France
Event Organisers: 

UNESCO, International Astronautical Federation

Co-organisers: 

UNESCO, International Astronautical Federation

Language of event: 
English

This Conference will provide an excellent introduction cutting-edge satellite-based applications.

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Access to Sentinel satellite data will be free and open

The Act will allow long-term continued access to data

With the entering into force of the European Delegated Act on Copernicus data and information policy in the coming days, users will be provided free, full and open access of environmental data from

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Thu, 21/11/2013 - 15:08
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48.8413
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2.30029

ESA's GOCE satellite finishes successful career

GOCE was launched in 2009 to map with precision variations in Earth’s gravity

On 11 November 2013, ESA’s GOCE satellite reentered Earth’s atmosphere on a descending orbit while most of it disintegrated, as expected, within the high atmosphere.

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Wed, 13/11/2013 - 16:03
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