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News Programmes

Six new Earth Explorer missions selected for further study

ESA has announced the shortlist of new Earth Explorer mission proposals within its Living Planet Programme. This is part of the selection procedure that will eventually lead to the launch of the fourth Earth Explorer Core mission during the first half of the next decade. (Credits ESA)

Land information systems, cadastral mapping to grow 200 p.c.

India has emerged as a major data conversion centre for Geospatial services.

EU young people to choose new name for GMES

In a competition announced by Commission Vice-President G¬?nter Verheugen, European students will be given the chance to come up with a new name for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security initiative (GMES), Europe??s joint effort to make Earth Observation information available to the widest set of users. (Credits Europa)

Mainoni and Verheugen: GMES will secure our future

EU conference concretises the European space project (Credits EU2006)

European and US space officials hold talks

On 24 March 2006, European and American officials met in Brussels to discuss co-operation in space. It was the first meeting of the ?´EU-US Dialogue on Civil Space Co-operation??, announced at the June 2005 US-EU Summit.(Credits Europa)

World Water Day: space tool aids fight for clean drinking water

According to the UN, safe drinking water remains inaccessible for about 1.1 billion people in the world. To address this global dilemma, the UN Millennium Development pledged at the World Summit in Johannesburg in 2002 to reduce by half the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water by 2015.

Commission to set up new ?´GMES Bureau??

The European Commission is to boost resources devoted the development of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) initiative. In a decision taken on 8 March 2006, the Commission has established a new focal point for its GMES-related activities. (Credits Europa)

Satellites support businesses working for sustainable development

Corporate Sustainable Development (CSD) - also referred to as Corporate Social Responsibility - is now at the heart of business practices. (Credits ESA)

Call for Proposals within FP6- IST, Tsunami Early Warning Systems

The EU has published a Call for Proposals within the IST Priority of FP6, related to Tsunami Early Warning Systems (TEWS). (Credits Cordis)

Providing GMES services at the ends of the Earth?±interview with Dr Randell

Receiving strong backing from ESA member states at this week's Ministerial Conference in Berlin, Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) is a joint initiative between ESA and the European Commission to combine ground- and space-based observations to develop an integrated environmental monitoring capability to benefit European citizens. (Credits ESA)

Mr. Glos, Mr Dordain, and Mr Kreuzberg at ESA's Ministerial Conference

ESA PR 57-2005. The Ministers responsible for space in the European Space Agency's 17 Member States and Canada today concluded a two-day meeting of ESA's ruling Council in Berlin by deciding on a coherent plan for discovery and competitiveness for Europe in space.(Credits ESA)

Earth observation in support to the development of Africa

On 7th December 2005, the African partners of the PUMA project (Preparation for the Use of Meteosat Second Generation in Africa) will present the results this inititiative funded by the European Commission during a workshop co-organised by the unit in charge of the Space Policy at the EC and EUMETSAT. They will also discuss the future of Earth observation in support to the development of Africa and the link with the European Space Policy currently under elaboration. (Credits European Communities)

The British National Space Centre and DMC join the International Charter

In London on Tuesday, the British National Space Centre (BNSC) formally became a Partner Agency of the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters' on behalf of the Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) Consortium.(Credits ESA)

Global Monitoring for Environment and Security: First concrete steps

On the 10th of November, the European Commission adopted a new Communication on Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES): From concept to reality. This Communication that will be on the agenda of the next European Space Council, plans to introduce the first three earth observation services: emergency management, land monitoring and marine services. After GALILEO, the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) has become the second EU flagship in space policy. (Credits Europa)

International Council for Science: natural disaster mitigation initiative

Recognising that scientific research has 'not lived up to its full potential in addressing some of society's most pressing concerns', the International Council for Science (ICSU) has announced a strategic plan to strengthen science for the benefit of society. (Credits Cordis)

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