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Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Canada Joins Sentinel Collaborative Ground Segment

Nov. 10, 2015—ESA and the Canadian Space Agency have signed an agreement that facilitates access to the Sentinel satellite data primarily for users from Canada. 

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Bringing the Future of Unmanned Systems to Virginia

The Virginia Unmanned Systems Commission held its second meeting Thursday at the George Washington University, bringing together public and private sector experts including Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), B.A. ’77, for continued discussion of how to bring the state to the forefront of designing and implementing these developing technologies.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Trimble to Acquire AGRI-TREND to Provide Stronger Toolset for Crop Advisors

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 10, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it will acquire the assets of privately held AGRI-TREND of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, which operates the largest network of independent agricultural consultants in North America. The acquisition will enable Trimble to provide agronomists and other crop advisors with a stronger set of brand-agnostic tools they

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Satellite Archaeologist Wins the 2016 TED Prize

She’s best described as the modern-day Indiana Jones. Using infrared imagery from satellites, she identifies ancient sites lost in time. In Egypt, she helped locate 17 potential pyramids, plus 1,000 forgotten tombs and 3,100 unknown settlements. And that’s in addition to her discoveries throughout the Roman Empire.

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Acid Rain Effects on Forest Soils Begin to Reverse

Soil acidification from acid rain that is harmful to plant and aquatic life has now begun to reverse in forests of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada, according to an American-Canadian collaboration of five institutions led by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Australia and the European Union Enter Historic Arrangement on Earth Observation

Nov. 5, 2015—Australia’s access to vital satellite data has been assured through the signing of a cooperation arrangement in Brussels today between the Australian Government and the European Commission. The agreement provides access to Copernicus, the European Union’s Earth Observation and Monitoring programme, which captures imagery of our planet and its environment for the ultimate benefit

Friday, October 30th, 2015

NASA Carbon Observatory Reveals Emission Patterns

Scientists busy poring over more than a year of data from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission are seeing patterns emerge as they seek answers to the science questions that drive the mission.

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Cardno Announces New UAS and Remote Sensing Data Analytics Services in the U.S.

DENVER, Colo., Oct. 28, 2015—Professional infrastructure and environmental services consultancy Cardno is excited to announce the addition of two new services in the U.S.: UAS and Remote Sensing Data Analytics.

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

BlackBridge to Set the Grounds for Reliable Forest Degradation Monitoring in REDD+ MRV

Berlin, Oct. 29, 2015—BlackBridge, a Planet Labs company, is the leading partner of the project ForMoSa, an Innovator III project funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) through the Data User Element. The project aims at developing methodologies for forest degradation monitoring and algorithms for sensor interoperability in the frame of REDD+ MRV. These are considered as

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Ancient Permafrost Quickly Transforms to Carbon Dioxide upon Thaw

Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey and key academic partners have quantified how rapidly ancient permafrost decomposes upon thawing and how much carbon dioxide is produced in the process. 

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