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OGC requests comment on draft charter for temporal standards working group

July 28, 2015
giscafe.com
The OGC Temporal Well Known Text (WKT) for Calendars Standards Working Group is being formed to adapt existing standards to provide the capability to represent and encode temporal metadata within data sets and protocols that use customized calendars. read more…

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ESA Teacher Training Workshop

July 28, 2015
sci.esa.int
Teacher Training Workshop will be held at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, between 23 and 27 November, 2015. The deadline for receipt of applications is 09:00 CEST on 21 September 2015. read more…

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Global Map of Pluto’s Moon Charon

July 30, 2015
pluto.jhuapl.edu
The map includes images acquired between July 7-14, 2015, at resolutions from 40 kilometers, to 400 meters. read more…

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Remote Sensing and GIS in Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Management Workshop

July 31, 2015
rcmrd.org
The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) held this workshop from 27th-30th July, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. read more…

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First applications from Sentinel-2A

July 29, 2015
spacedaily.com
From agricultural monitoring to charting changing lands, early images from Europe’s new Sentinel-2A satellite show how the ‘colour vision’ mission’s critical observations can be used to keep us and our planet safe. read more…

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NASA satellites help fight forest fires

July 24, 2015
king5.com
Firefighters are using NASA satellites to direct crews on the ground.
Scientists can also use the satellites to predict where the fire might spread. read more…

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NASA unveils gorgeous new false-color image of Pluto

July 24, 2015
boingboing.net
When close-up images are combined with color data from the Ralph instrument, it paints a new and surprising portrait of the dwarf planet. read more…

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SMAP Team Investigating Radar Instrument Anomaly

July 22, 2015
spaceref.com
On July 7, at about 2:16 p.m. PDT, SMAP’s radar halted its transmissions. All other components of the spacecraft continued to operate normally, including the radiometer instrument that is collecting science data. read more…

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Environmental science: Agree on biodiversity metrics to track from space

July 22, 2015
nature.com
Ecologists have proposed classes of ‘essential biodiversity variables’. Space-based measurements of vegetation productivity or leaf cover need to be translated into metrics that are relevant for biodiversity monitoring. read more…

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Satellite Mapping of Forest Biomass

July 22, 2015
satprnews.com
ESA is building a new satellite that uses P-band radar to do just that. To make sure its novel measuring technique is accurate over a wide range of forest types, scientists headed over to Gabon in Central Africa. read more…

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