Upcoming events

August 24, 2020

Calgary, Canada ,
24 August 2020 — 29 August 2020

September 21, 2020

SPIE Europe’s Remote Sensing symposium
EICC in Edinburgh , United Kingdom
21 September 2020 — 24 September 2020

September 28, 2020

ESA Phi-week
Frascati , Italy
28 September 2020 —  2 October 2020

October 08, 2020

Copernicus Industry Workshop
Brussels , Belgium
8 October 2020

October 13, 2020

13 October 2020 — 15 October 2020

October 18, 2020

18 October 2020 — 21 October 2020

October 20, 2020

Tunis, Tunisia ,
20 October 2020 — 22 October 2020

October 26, 2020

Kigali, Rwanda ,
26 October 2020 — 30 October 2020

November 02, 2020

Port Elizabeth ,
2 November 2020 —  5 November 2020

December 07, 2020

European Space Week
Bonn , Germany
7 December 2020 — 11 December 2020
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A year of Earth: Stunning video reveals 365 days of pictures from Nasa's EPIC satellite

- Time-lapse is a collaboration of more than 3,000 images of the Earth as it moved around the sun
- The images start on July 6, 2015 when the camera capture its first image of the lit side of the Earth
- Epic captured the movement of clouds and patterned weather systems, deserts, forests and the deep blue seas Also being used to monitor ozone and aerosols levels in the atmosphere, cloud height and vegetation properties

Satellite Remote Sensing of Archaeological Vegetation Signatures in Coastal West Africa

This article discusses how archaeological sites in Sierra Leone, and by extension much of West Africa, can be identified through vegetation patterns (vegetation signatures) detectable in very high-resolution (VHR) multispectral satellite imagery. Settlement sites typically have a differing pattern of vegetation from the surrounding landscape, including concentrations of very large trees with sociocultural and historical significance: cotton (Ceiba pentandra) and baobab (Adansonia digitata). These features are conspicuous elements of the landscape both from the ground and in aerial imagery.

New way for European Space policy

European Commission published six page draft document with sum up of European space policy and surprising purpose recommendation for Copernicus imaging and remote sensing Satellite system.

European Defence Agency Formalizes Cooperation with EU Satellite Center

[Via Satellite 07-16-2016] The European Defence Agency (EDA) and the European Union Satellite Center (SATCEN) have exchanged letters to formalize their existing cooperation, in place since 2004. The letters establish a more structured cooperation, increasing the number of mutually pursued activities such as studies, workshops, projects and programs.

New videos presenting the Copernicus programme are now available

The European Commission recently released two videos presenting the Copernicus programme.

DigitalGlobe Shifts WorldView 1 to Afternoon Orbit

[Via Satellite 06-29-2016] DigitalGlobe has completed its 18-month-long transition of the WorldView 1 imaging satellite from a morning orbit to an afternoon orbit. The satellite now passes directly above Earth locations at approximately 1:30 p.m. local time.

Airbus Defence and Space completes second Copernicus optical satellite

(16 June 2016) The Sentinel-2B optical satellite is the second of its type from Airbus Defence and Space, providing the “Colour Vision” of Europe´s Earth observation programme Copernicus, a joint project of the European Commission and the European Space Agency (ESA).

Airbus Defense and Space Recognized by Hexagon for Shaping Smart Change

Airbus Defense and Space has been selected as a 2016 honoree in the Hexagon Shaping Smart Change Recognition Program for their innovative imagery solutions and use of Hexagon technologies. Airbus Defense and Space was recognized during a ceremony held at HxGN LIVE, Hexagon’s international conference held June 13-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

Resolution on Space Market Uptake

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 – Strasbourg
Adoption of the European Parliament resolution on space market uptake

USA Congressmen Scrutinize NOAA for Delaying DigitalGlobe Imagery Approvals

[Via Satellite 06-08-2016] Two U.S. congressmen from the House of Representatives — Lamar Smith, R-Texas, and Brian Babin, R-Texas — have submitted a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) lack of decision on granting DigitalGlobe a license to fully operate its WorldView 3 remote sensing system.

Consultations with Commercial Sector and Modes of Engagement with GEO (EC DG RTD)

(Only for Commercial Entities)
GEO, the Group on Earth Observations, is contributing significant global and regional capabilities to help improve the state of decision-making. GEO is keen to extend the benefits to more categories of users and is now looking towards the commercial sector as a key strategic partner to get this done. From partnerships with Earth observation providers, to cloud services providers, to application and software developers, to big data analytics within sector specific businesses – we see major opportunities on the horizon, but would like to forge closer ties with the commercial sector in a more systematic way.

GEO-CRADLE Project Survey : last days to fill out the survey!

Mapping EO Regional Capacities in N. Africa, Middle East, and the Balkans

Underground fungi detected from space

Just as a person’s skin indicates if s/he has a healthy diet, colored satellite images of forests in the Smithsonian’s Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGEO) indicate if a forest has a healthy diet. Information about the trees’ access to nutrients based on its relationships with two different types of underground fungi is now detectable from space, making it possible for scientists to measure ecosystem productivity and responses to environmental change on vast scales.

DigitalGlobe Foundation Grants

The DigitalGlobe Foundation provides grants for Researchers (who are AARSE members) in the form of imagery, basemap, elevation suite and/or Maps API.

Breaking the Ice: The Arctic Joint Communication Released

In recent years, the Arctic has played a much more prominent role in climate change. The peculiar nature of the region, as well as the direct consequences of climate change, which affect weather everywhere in the world, can be listed as main reasons.

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