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Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

SMOS Sings The Song of Ice and Fire

July 2, 2015 — While ESA’s water mission continues to deliver key information on soil moisture and ocean salinity to advance our understanding of Earth, it is becoming increasingly important for ‘real world’ applications, further demonstrating the societal benefit of Earth observation.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Scottish Water Aims to Use Rezatec’s Peatland Earth Observation Satellite Techniques to Assist in Protecting and Improving their Source Water Catchments

Harwell, Oxfordshire, June  17, 2015 — Rezatec, the leading landscape intelligence data products provider, is working with Scottish Water on a proof-of-concept project to help assess peatland integrity across remote parts of their catchments to help protect and improve the quality of their source water.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Airbus Defence and Space to Build the Falcon Eye Earth-observation Satellites System for UAE

Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, has signed as the leader of the industrial team (including Thales Alenia Space as co-prime contractor), a contract with the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAEAF) for the development, manufacture and launch of Falcon Eye, a high-performance optical Earth-observation satellite system. The contract was officially

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Airbus Defence and Space Selected as Prime Contractor by ESA for New Earth Observation Mission

The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, as the prime contractor to develop and construct the first Jason-CS/Sentinel-6 satellite. Jason-CS/Sentinel-6 is a mission to carry out high-precision measurements of ocean surface topography.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Exploring the World’s Protected Areas from Space

From a recent and dramatic image showing development at the edge of New Zealand’s Mount Egmont National Park to the weaving, interconnected waterways of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh to the stunningly unique beauty of the Namib desert in Namibia, Sanctuary:  Exploring the World’s Protected Areas from Space, captures a new perspective on some of the world’s

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Taking the Pulse of the Planet: Group on Earth Observations Convenes 11th Plenary 

Geneva, 7 November 2014 — Under the theme, “Taking the Pulse of the Planet”, 275 members of the GEO community, from more than 45 countries, will chart the next steps in creating and implementing a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) during the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Eleventh Plenary Session to be held on 12-14 November in

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Global Air Quality Under Scrutiny

Oct. 28, 2014—As part of the preparations for the Sentinel-5 Precursor air-quality monitoring mission, scientists teamed up in Romania recently to test different airborne systems that will be used to ensure this new satellite delivers accurate measurements of pollutants in the air we breathe. The World Health Organization estimates that around 3.7 million people died prematurely in

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Copernicus Operations Secured through 2021

PARIS, Oct. 28, 2014—In a landmark agreement for Europe’s Copernicus programme, the European Commission and ESA have signed an Agreement of over €3 billion to manage and implement the Copernicus ‘space component’ between 2014 and 2021.

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Introducing Skybox for Good

With Skybox joining Google thre is a tremendous opportunity to leverage our imaging satellites for positive change in the world. At our annual Geo for Good User Summit, we announced the Skybox for Good program, under which we will contribute fresh satellite imagery to projects that save lives, protect the environment, promote education, and positively

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Innovative Land Stability Service for the Exploration Industry Wins Copernicus Masters

BERLIN, Oct. 24, 2014—The first Earth observation service for extensive and uninterrupted coverage of land stability monitoring and mapping with millimetre-precision has been named the winner of this year’s Copernicus Masters competition.

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