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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Detecting EO gaps in GEO

The ConnectinGEO project (http://www.connectingeo.net/) is aiming to facilitate a broader and more accessible knowledge base to support the needs of the GEO Societal Benefit Areas (SBAs) and their users. To better detect gaps in the accessibility of observation data, we have developed an online survey to collect feedback from scientists and potential users.

African Union Heads of State and Government Adopts the African Space Policy and Strategy

Addis Ababa – 31 January 2016

Europe launches super satellite to monitor natural disasters

FRANKFURT • Europe has launched the first part of a new space “data highway” that will pave the way for faster monitoring of natural disasters like earthquakes and floods.

Burneside paper making firm James Cropper plc supplies material for Earth observation satellite

One of South Lakeland’s largest manufacturers is over the moon after supplying materials for an Earth observation mission.

Discover the new Mercator Ocean Journal!

For its 20th anniversary, Mercator Ocean (1995-2015) would like to pay tribute to the scientific operational oceanography community. They have selected 24 papers among the last 52 issues and publish them again in a single volume sorted into 10 thematics.

Jason-3 delivers first data and products four days after launch

Four days after its launch on 17 January, the Jason-3 high-precision ocean altimetry satellite is delivering its first sea surface height measurement data in near-real time for evaluation by engineers from the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), EUMETSAT, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and scientists from the international Ocean Surface Topography Science Team.

Satellite 4.0 - Airbus DS Awarding Prize in New Idea Competition INNOspace Masters

January 19, 2016. Commercial low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellites are about to witness tremendous economic growth. Last year, hardly a month passed without the announcement of another satellite constellation designed to support Earth observation or broadband communication. Compared to those in more distant orbits, LEO satellites offer shorter orbiting periods and multiple daily flyovers thanks to their close proximity to Earth; this opens the door to an intriguing market, especially with regard to high-resolution imagery and videos produced by these constellations.

European governments boost satcom spending

by Peter B. de Selding — January 19, 2016. BRUSSELS, Belgium – European governments are establishing new funding sources to help Europe’s satellite telecommunications industry remain competitive as the sector adapts to global demand for fixed and mobile broadband.

UAE becomes Group on Earth Observations member

The UAE has become the latest member of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), a voluntary partnership of governments and organizations that was established in 2005 to promote the open access to Earth Observation data for the benefit of all humankind.

OGC Seeks Public Comment on a Candidate Standard that May Replace Legacy Coordinate Systems

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) requests public comment on the OGC candidate Discrete Global Grid Systems (DGGS) Core Standard.

Ten Sensors & Systems Predictions for 2016

Much time is spent this time of year looking forward. Sensors & Systems has been doing this for the past nine years now, and we’ve taken another stab with this latest list. We did some reflecting on emerging issues, innovative approaches and technology trends to come up with the following predictions for 2016. On the list are hardware advancements, policy decisions and directions, and a whole lot more inputs to mapmaking.

Russia reduces reliance on foreign satellite data

Russia has significantly reduced its dependency on foreign remote sensing satellites

Aerospace Industry Revolutionized By Smallsats + Startups—INNOspace Master Competition Underway [Satnews] Having witnessed tremendous growth in recent years, the market for small satellites now offers untold potential—particularly for small and midsize co

[Satnews] Having witnessed tremendous growth in recent years, the market for small satellites now offers untold potential—particularly for small and midsize companies.

How NASA Sees El Nino Effects From Space

This winter, weather patterns may be fairly different than what’s typical – all because of unusually warm ocean water in the east equatorial Pacific, an event known as El Nino. Because of El Nino, California is expected to get more rain, while Australia is expected to get less. Since this El Nino began last summer, the Pacific Ocean has already experienced an increase in tropical storms and a decrease in phytoplankton.

Thales Alenia Inks Deal To Build 2 More Sentinel Satellites for ESA

(by Peter B. de Selding — December 15, 2015). ROME — The European Space Agency on Dec. 15 contracted with Thales Alenia Space to build two C-band radar satellites, Sentinel-1C and Sentinel-1D, as part of the European Commission’s Copernicus Earth observation system.

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