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Friday, December 11th, 2015

Raytheon’s Constellation Scheduling System Selected by DigitalGlobe for High-resolution Imagery Satellite Mission Planning

AURORA, Colo., Dec. 10, 2015—Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been selected by the high-resolution Earth imagery company, DigitalGlobe, Inc., to develop the capability to support a September 2016 launch and mission planning of DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 satellite. Raytheon’s Constellation Scheduling System (CSS) is the commercial geospatial mission planning system for companies who want cost and resource

Friday, December 11th, 2015

MDA To Provide Multiple International Ground Stations With Direct Access To DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 Satellite

RICHMOND, BC, Dec. 10, 2015—MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., a global communications and information company, today announced that it has signed a multi-million dollar contract with DigitalGlobe Inc. to provide multiple international ground stations with upgrades to receive and process imagery and data directly from DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 satellite, in addition to the company’s existing satellite

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Impact of Oceans Recognized at COP21 as Never Before

The ocean has been recognized at COP21 as never before. Previously all but ignored within the UNFCCC process, the last ten days have seen the ocean come up time and again, in terms of sea level rise, acidification, warming, saltwater incursion, storm surges, oxygen production, carbon sequestration, glacial loss and even habitat creep for fish

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

New Interactive Site Maps Big Data in Powerful New Policy Tool for Managing Climate and Development Challenges

Paris, Dec. 9, 2015 – As climate change disrupts rural communities around the world, policymakers face the task of helping their societies become more resilient. In many places, though, an information gap prevents decisions from being made with the best available evidence.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

NASA’s Ames Research Center and Hera Systems Execute Licensing Agreement

SAN JOSE, Calif., December 9, 2015 –NASA’s Ames Research Center and Hera Systems have announced that they have executed a licensing agreement on two pending patents for the Cost Optimized Test of Spacecraft Avionics and Technologies (COTSAT) spacecraft. The agreement enables Hera Systems, a satellite information and analytics company, to leverage NASA’s cutting-edge technology in the development

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

New Publication Details Financing for Forest and Landscape Restoration

More than USD 300 billion are needed per year to restore the world’s degraded land in order to achieve a new Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target by 2030, according to a new publication by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (GM). The joint

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

UTC Aerospace Systems’ Cloud Cap Technology TASE500 All HD Imaging System Selected by Vulcanair Aircraft for Chilean Navy Search and Rescue Programs

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 8, 2015—UTC Aerospace Systems will deliver Cloud Cap Technology TASE500 imaging systems to Vulcanair Aircraft in support of maritime search and rescue efforts operated by the Chilean Navy. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. The TASE500 imaging system will be installed on Vulcanair’s P68 Observer 2 aircraft, a

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Will virtual reality take over as the ultimate form of a map?

Some truly incredible and immersive virtual reality experiences are reaching the masses this year. The advent of realistic and believable environments has the near-term possibility of allowing us to experience and navigate our planet in new ways. Think of yourself wading through the shoreline or a coastal city or flying through a national park. This

Monday, December 7th, 2015

New Stretchable, Wearable Sensor Made with Chewing Gum

Body sensors, which were once restricted to doctors’ offices, have come a long way. They now allow any wearer to easily track heart rate, steps and sleep cycles around the clock. Soon, they could become even more versatile — with the help of chewing gum. Scientists report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces a unique

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

Rainforest Alliance Releases 10 Case Studies on Community Forest Enterprise

As the first week of COP-21 wraps up in Paris, many are underscoring the potential for community-managed forests to mitigate climate change. While decentralizing control over natural forests is a big step in the right direction, it is also clear that community forests can face increased pressure once they are handed over. In this context,

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