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July 23, 2018


Valencia , Spain
23 July 2018 — 27 July 2018

July 30, 2018


Rome , Italy
30 July 2018 — 10 August 2018

August 01, 2018


Bangkok, Thailand ,
1 August 2018 —  3 August 2018

August 06, 2018


Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil ,
6 August 2018 — 10 August 2018

August 12, 2018


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ,
12 August 2018 — 17 August 2018

August 13, 2018


Bali Indonesia ,
13 August 2018 — 14 August 2018

Amsterdam , Netherlands
13 August 2018 — 14 August 2018

August 15, 2018


Nairobi, Kenya ,
15 August 2018 — 17 August 2018

August 21, 2018


Denver, Colorado , USA
21 August 2018 — 23 August 2018

August 28, 2018


Dar es Salaam, Tanzania ,
28 August 2018 —  3 September 2018

September 02, 2018


Napoli , Italy
2 September 2018 —  7 September 2018

La Valletta , Malta
2 September 2018 —  7 September 2018

September 05, 2018


Warsaw , Poland
5 September 2018 —  7 September 2018

September 10, 2018


University of Leicester , United Kingdom
10 September 2018 — 14 September 2018

September 11, 2018


Geneva , Switzerland
11 September 2018
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News Programmes

Free on-line course to demonstrate satellites’ role in monitoring oceans’ health

©EUMETSAT. Rising sea levels, melting polar ice, coral bleaching, the ferocity of tropical and Atlantic storms – never has the health of the Earth’s oceans and its relationship to human lives and endeavours been under closer scrutiny.

Enlisting satellites in the final battle to end polio

by Robert Bell — August 26, 2016. In 1988, a meeting of the World Health Assembly set a mind-boggling goal: to eradicate the ancient scourge of polio.

Copernicus Academy Network

This initiative aims at creating new skills and dedicated trainings while fostering innovative educational paths around Copernicus

Use of Earth Observation Data for Oil and Gas

Published by GIS Lounge on August 4
Andrew Cutts, owner of ACGeospatial, discusses the role of GIS and earth observation data in the oil and gas industry in this guest article.

Radar altimeter of CryoSat and Sentinel-3 set the new standards

Trying to measure sea levels around rugged coastlines is not always an easy task.

Nasa helps Sahel farmers fight climate change

The US space agency Nasa has launched a project designed to help West African farmers improve their modest yields despite the worsening effects of the climate change.

Earth Observation from Global Land to Urban Systems: Retrospect and Prospect

Continued urbanisation worldwide and associated environmental impacts have caught great attention in the remote sensing community and beyond. Earth observation technology, in conjunction with in situ data collection, has been used to observe, monitor, measure and model many of the components that comprise urban environmental systems and ecosystems cycles for decades.

NGA, NRO Announce Plans to Leverage Commercial Remote Sensing Capabilities

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office todayannounced a joint activity to better leverage emerging commercial geospatial intelligence (GEOINT).

EU draft space policy calls for more military involvement

by Peter B. de Selding — July 18, 2016. PARIS – A draft summary of the European Commission’s space policy raises the issue of retooling Europe’s Galileo navigation and Copernicus Earth observation programs to make them more attractive to Europe’s military forces and whether Europe’s spaceport in South America should receive commission financing

EMSA expands use of Radarsat-2 information for maritime applications

(13 July 2016) MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has signed a four year contract with a ceiling of 31 million euros to provide Radarsat-2 information to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).

25 years ago - Europe's first Earth observation satellite was launched

As the launcher carrying the ERS-1 Earth observation satellite of the European Space Agency thunders into the night sky in the early hours (03:46 CEST) over the spaceport near Kourou (French Guiana), none of those present could know then that they were watching the launch of what would become the prototype of all modern European Earth observation satellites. The ERS-1 mission marked not only the advent of modern Earth observation by ESA but also the beginning of a long and long-lasting success story of remote observation by Space Systems of Airbus Defence and Space.

Copernicus Accelerator Seeking Applications

Until July 18, 2016, the European Commission is taking applications from individuals and teams from startups, SMEs, industrial companies, research institutes and universities for its Copernicus Accelerator, which hopes to foster development of commercial space applications and products. Participants will be able to determine the focus of this coaching, such as creating a business plan, acquiring customers, raising capital, etc.

Philippines to put up earth observation center

THE PHILIPPINES is putting up PEDRO (Philippine Earth Data Resource Observation Center), is one of the five components of the PHL-Microsat program of Department of Science and Technology poised to be the satellite ground station and always ready to receive data and satellite images from Diwata-1 at a speed of 2.4Mpbs.

EUMETSAT’s Director-General, Alain Ratier, and Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES, signed a cooperation agreement on the ARGOS Data Collection System to be included in the payload of the Metop-SG satellites of the EUMETSAT Polar System of Second Generat

The agreement was signed in the presence of Christophe Vassal, chairman of the Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS) Board, the operator of ARGOS and a subsidiary formed by CNES and the French Ifremer institute in 1986, which – like EUMETSAT – is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Luxembourg taking major stake in Planetary Resources’ European business

PARIS — The Luxembourg government has agreed to purchase up to 49 percent of the equity in asteroid-mining company Planetary Resources’ Luxembourg operations as part of the effort to make Luxembourg the nexus of space-based resource exploitation, an industry official said. –

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