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Essential Maintenance

Please be advised that the SEDAS Portal essential maintenance downtime has been scheduled for 09:30 GMT Tuesday 25 April until 16:00 GMT Sunday 23  2017.

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Essential Maintenance

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Please be advised that the SEDAS Portal essential maintenance downtime has been scheduled for 10:00 GMT Tuesday 28 February until 16:00 GMT Thursday 6 April 2017.

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Urban monitoring boosted by new

Urban monitoring boosted by new

A new processing tool has been developed to bundle information contained in large amounts of satellite data, paving the way for the wealth of Copernicus Sentinel satellite data to be more easily incorporated into online environment-monitoring services.

ESA’s online Urban Thematic Exploitation Platform (U-TEP) makes information from satellite data available for the non-expert user for urban environment monitoring.

To do this, it processes hundreds of terabytes of data gathered by Earth-observing satellites, and translates them into easy-to-use products for scientists, urban planners and decision-makers.

For more information on this news story, please visit: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Urban_monitoring_boosted_by_new_data_processor

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Pioneering Earth observation satellite retired by NASA

NASA has decommissioned a long-lived satellite launched in 2000 that demonstrated remote sensing and surveying instruments and techniques common in today’s orbiting Earth observatories.

The Earth Observing-1 spacecraft’s orbit has shifted away from its optimal perch, and the satellite does not carry enough propellant to correct its course, NASA said.

The satellite tested new Earth-imaging cameras after its launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base on a Delta 2 rocket in November 2000, then the mission became a pioneer in spacecraft autonomy, sometimes making its own decisions about when to take images.

Built by Swales Aerospace, now part of Orbital ATK, the EO-1 satellite […] Read more

Earth-i Ready to Develop the Australian Earth Observation Marketplace

Earth-i, the innovative British distributor of earth observation imagery and services, is following up their successful tender award from the Government of Queensland by supporting the upcoming International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate 17 Conference which will be held in Sydney from 3rd to 6th of April 2017.

The Queensland Department of Natural Resources chose Earth-i and their data to map their entire State because, in the words of Steve Jacoby, Executive Director of Land and Spatial Information, the company; “demonstrated a clear understanding of our needs in Queensland and the DMC3 / TripleSat Constellation provides us and other Queensland […] Read more

Climate at your fingertips

Discover our planet’s changing climate through the eyes of satellites with Climate from Space, a new digital book for iPad and Android tablets featuring interactive maps and video interviews with top scientists.

Showcasing more than 30 years of global satellite observations, this interactive app explains climate change, the impact it has on our daily lives, and how satellites are monitoring the climate.

In a new way of presenting scientific research, the digital book integrates more than 500 gigabytes of data from ESA’s Climate Change Initiative into virtual globes and maps. It shows how key climate variables such as ocean temperature, sea level, […] Read more

Satellites shed new light on earthquakes

Satellites shed new light on earthquakes

Satellite radar scans of last year’s earthquake in New Zealand are changing the way we are thinking about earthquake hazards in regions where our planet’s tectonic plates meet.

The 7.8-magnitude quake that struck New Zealand’s South Island near the town of Kaikoura on 14 November was one of the most comprehensively recorded earthquakes in history.

Immediately after it, a team of scientists from New Zealand, the UK and the US began to study radar images from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Japanese ALOS-2 missions to measure the extent of the land movement.

For more information on this news story, please visit: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Copernicus/Sentinel-1/Satellites_shed_new_light_on_earthquakes

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Improving Land Cover Mapping with Sentinel 2

Improving Land Cover Mapping with Sentinel 2

With the pair of Sentinel-2 satellites now in orbit, users are looking ahead to mapping global land cover at 10 m resolution.

Land-cover mapping breaks down the different types of material on Earth’s surface, such as water bodies, ice cover, different forms of agriculture or forests, grasslands and artificial surfaces.

This information is important for understanding changes in land use, modelling climate change extent and impacts, conserving biodiversity and managing natural resources.

ESA has been coordinating global land cover maps since 2002 through its GlobCover and Climate Change Initiative (CCI) Land Cover projects at a resolution of 300 m. But with the Copernicus […] Read more

Cryosat reveals Antarctica in 3D

Cryosat reveals Antarctica in 3D

Around 250 million measurements taken by ESA’s CryoSat over the last six years have been used to create a unique 3D view of Antarctica, offering a snapshot of the undulating surface of this vast ice sheet.

CryoSat’s radar altimeter detects tiny variations in the height of the ice across the entire continent, including on the steeper continental margins where the vast majority of ice losses occur.

Importantly, the satellite’s orbit takes it to latitudes within 200 km of the north and south poles – closer than other Earth observation satellites.

Naturally, the mission is also used to map changes in the thickness of […] Read more

SEDAS – Essential Maintenance

SEDAS – Essential Maintenance

Please be advised that the SEDAS Portal essential maintenance downtime has been scheduled for 17:00 GMT Tuesday 28 February until 18:00 GMT Tuesday 28 February 2017.

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