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United Arab Emirates aims for the stars with new plans for a national space agency

May 25, 2015
usnews.com
The United Arab Emirates on Monday laid out a strategic framework for a newly created space agency that aims to integrate various arms of the Gulf federation’s burgeoning space industry. read more…

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Rosetta’s view of a comet’s “great divide”

May 25, 2015
phys.org
…we get a view of a dramatically-shadowed cliff separating two regions on 67P, the high, smooth plateaus of Babi and the boulder-strewn, slumped valley of Aten. read more…

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Outcome of the 2015 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest

The 2015 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest, organized by the IADF TC, was opened on December 20, 2014. The extended submission deadline was May 7, 2015. Participants submitted open topic manuscripts to two separate tracks, the 2D Contest and the 3D Contest, using the LiDAR…

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World Elevation Data (30-meter mesh version) is now available at JAXA’s site free of charge!

May 18, 2015
JAXA
The data set has been compiled with images acquired by the Advanced Land Observing Satellite “DAICHI” (ALOS). read more…

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COSMO-SkyMed Constellation: data utilization call

Feb 25, 2015
The Italian Space Agency wishes to stimulate the scientific utilization of Earth Observation data acquired by the Italian mission COSMO-SkyMed (CSK) with an “Open Call for Science” dedicated to the national and international Scientific Community. read more…

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Space technology identifies vulnerable regions in West Africa

May 11, 2015
Using soil moisture data improved greatly the determination of land degradation in the area studied in Sub-Saharan Africa. read more…

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36th Intl Symposium on Remote Sensing of the Environment

May 11, 2015
750 experts meet in Berlin to discuss trends and challenges in remote sensing…read more…

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MDA releases RADARSAT-2 information for the Nepal earthquake

May 5, 2015
The focus is on the Kathmandu area, including both change detection products and Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar techniques to measure the movement of ground features to millimetre-level accuracy. read more…

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Online Course: Monitoring Climate from Space

Starts Jun 8, 2015, goes for 5 weeks.
Explore our planet from space and learn how Earth observation is used to monitor climate change, with this free online course. read more…

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NASA: Proposed Budget Cuts ‘Set Back Generations of Progress’

May 1, 2015
discovery.com
This new bill guts the Earth science program and threatens to set back generations worth of progress in better understanding our changing climate, and our ability to prepare for and respond to earthquakes, droughts, and storm events. read more…

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