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Special Issue "Earth Observation and In-Situ Sensing for Risk Assessment from Natural Threats"

An increasing awareness is emerging that, although extremely useful in a large pool of applications, space-based sensing, alone, is not sufficient to reach the desired accuracy, reliability, precision, and especially completeness of data requested in some cases.

Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing for Earth Observations: An Analysis of Stakeholder Opinions on the Present and Future

Abstract: The impact of Crowdsourcing and citizen science activities on academia, businesses, governance and society has been enormous.
This is more prevalent today with citizens and communities collaborating with organizations, businesses and authorities to contribute in a variety of manners, starting from mere data providers to being key stakeholders in various decision-making processes.
The “Crowdsourcing for observations from Satellites” project is a recently concluded study supported by demonstration projects funded by European Space Agency (ESA).
The objective of the project was to investigate the different facets of how crowdsourcing and citizen science impact upon the validation, use and enhancement of Observations from Satellites (OS) products and services. This paper presents our findings in a stakeholder analysis activity involving participants who are experts in crowdsourcing, citizen science for Earth Observations.
The activity identified three critical areas that needs attention by the community as well as provides suggestions to potentially help in addressing some of the challenges identified.

Airbus ready to ship Aeolus for final testing ahead of launch

[Stevenage, 20/01/2017] – Aeolus, the European Space Agency’s wind sensing satellite, is leaving Stevenage, UK, in the next few days on the first part of its journey to space. It will be shipped to Toulouse, France, for final testing before it travels to French Guiana towards the end of the year ready for launch on a Vega launcher.

GAF, GeoVille, SIRS and e-GEOS contracted by the European Environment Agency to implement the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service ‹ High Resolution Layers 2015

(Munich, December 14, 2016) The European Environment Agency (EEA) has recently contracted GAF AG and its international partners to implement the update of the Copernicus High Resolution Layers (HRLs) Imperviousness, Forest, Grassland, Water/Wetness and Small Woody Features in the frame of the continental component of the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS).

Reissued: call for Earth Explorer 9 proposals

(14 Dec 2016) Scientists involved in Earth observation have another opportunity to submit a proposal for ESA’s next Earth Explorer satellite mission.

South Africa Buoys Space Interest with Teen Cubesat Program

[Via Satellite 12-08-2016] The Cape Town-based Meta Economic Development Organization (MEDO) has bought the first privately owned satellite in Africa, and perhaps more remarkably, the company is teaching teenage girls to build and analyze the data coming off of the spacecraft.

Charlotte Bishop Takes the Chair for the GRSG

In closing the 2016 Annual Conference for the Geologic Remote Sensing Group (GRSG), Chairman Luke Bateson, of the British Geological Survey, also stood down from his post, after serving his three year term. Following an overwhelmingly popular and unanimous vote at the Annual General Meeting that took place during the conference, he handed over the running of the Group to Charlotte Bishop.

Meet the Copernicus Relays

More than 60 organisations have applied to become part of the growing family of Copernicus ambassadors across Europe. The Commission’s objective is to engage with national, regional and local stakeholders for Copernicus user uptake through the creation of a Network of Copernicus helpdesks/information points called the Copernicus Relays.

Sustainable Development: EU sets out its priorities

(Strasbourg, 22 November 2016) Today, the European Commission is setting out a strategic approach for achieving sustainable development in Europe and around the world.

Survey on Earth Observation Capability for the African Union

A survey on Earth observation has been launched, which will contribute to the African Union Space Programme Earth Observation Capability Audit.

The Future of Geospatial Imagery Collection Analysis Exploitation & Exchange

DGI interviewed 100 senior GIS focused professionals from defence and government organisations to discover how they are using GEOINT today, how they are overcoming their challenges, and what they predict for the future.

South African satellite to take part in international space project

A nanosatellite designed and built in South Africa will be launched early next year from the International Space Station as part of a European Commission research project.

A Puzzler—EO Data Pricing Examined By NSR

Pricing of satellite Earth Observation (EO) data has been a puzzle for the industry for many years, which has time and again prevented data commoditization to markets beyond the government.

New NEREUS Publication released on "How Space can Support the Agriculture sector"

A collection of 26 regional applications in the Agriculture sector was released by NEREUS. Compiled by the EO/Copernicus Working Group, chaired by Valerio Tramutoli (University of Basilicata) and Branka Cuca (Politcenico of Milano), the publication paved the way to a thematic workshop in Basilicata Region.

Space and innovation: the next frontier

(Claire Jolly, Head of the OECD Space Forum is the co-author of today’s post) Space-based technologies are now as much a part of everyday life as electricity or running water. Satnavs are among the most obvious examples, but a range of other activities from paying with a smart card to playing Pokémon Go use satellite networks to transmit data or get a positioning signal. Even a, literally, down-to-earth business like farming is adopting space technology, as John Boelts, Vice President of the Yuma County Farm Bureau, in Arizona explains: “By using GPS on the tractors, the entire process from leveling the field to planting the seed to irrigating the crop has been much more efficient than in the past”.

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