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Asteroid Watch Center Opened By ESA
2013-05-23 06:55:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Strengthening Europe´s contribution to the global hunt for asteroids and other natural objects that may strike Earth, the European Space Agency (ESA) inaugurated the NEO Coordination Center this week. Asteroids or comets — ranging in size from meters to tens of kilometers — that orbit the Sun and whose orbits come close to that of Earth are known as Near-Earth Objects, or NEOs. Over 600,000 asteroids are currently...

ESA Opens New Space Weather Center In Brussels To Keep Their Eyes On Our Sun
2013-04-05 13:48:27

ESA This week, ESA opened a new Space Weather Coordination Centre to gather up-to-date information on our Sun. It is the first such data coordination center opened under the Agency´s Space Situational Awareness Programme. The new Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Space Weather Coordination Centre (SSCC) will serve as the central access point to a portfolio of European space-weather expertise for customers, including satellite operators, industrial sectors including...

Water Resources Monitored In The Mediterranean
2012-12-19 12:38:59

ESA The effects of climate change, population growth and economic development in the Mediterranean are posing a threat to the water supply in the region. As part of ESA´s TIGER initiative, satellite data are supporting water management by identifying water resources. The demand for water is growing around the Mediterranean and is especially crucial in areas that do not receive regular rainfall. This is especially true for the southernmost parts of Europe and the countries lying...

Earth Observation Summer School Comes To An End
2012-08-10 12:52:00

The sixth ESA Earth Observation Summer School wraps up today. The two-week course saw 70 students from more than 20 countries worldwide convene at ESRIN, ESA´s centre for Earth observation in Frascati, Italy. The students, mostly PhD students and young postdoctoral scientists, attended daily lectures covering issues related to remote sensing, Earth system modelling and data assimilation. Jean-Noël Thépaut, Head of Data Division at the European Centre for...

How ESA And Industry Will Work Together In The Future
2012-05-23 03:42:20

ESA and industry have built a strong relationship in the 35 years they have worked together. But with changing times, we should review this relationship to see what has worked well and what needs to be improved, so that it continues to grow. On 10 May, the last of a series of workshops at the various ESA establishments concluded at ESRIN in Frascati, Italy. Part of a ℠consultation with industry´ process, each workshop dealt with a number of important topics regarding the...

Image 1 - Getting Ready For Sentinel-2
2011-12-08 04:35:37

The deadline for abstract submissions for the April 2012 symposium on the Sentinel-2 satellite is just around the corner. The first Sentinel-2 Preparatory Symposium will be hosted at ESA´s ESRIN centre for Earth observation in Frascati, Italy, from 23 to 27 April 2012. The symposium is open to anyone interested in Sentinel-2 data or involved in the development of the mission, including ESA Principal Investigators, co-investigators, Sentinel-2 users, scientists, students and...

ESA Opens Landsat Archives
2011-11-24 04:23:39

Over 30 years of archived data from the US Landsat Earth-observing satellites are now available, free of charge. The majority of these products are unique to ESA´s archive and have never before been accessible anywhere else by the scientific user community. In its archives, ESA holds around two million products that cover Europe and North Africa. The total amount of data available is worth about 450 terabytes — that´s equivalent to about 900 000 hours of audio recorded at...

Best Of ERS: 20 Years Of Observing Earth
2011-09-29 03:51:50

Watch the celebration and scientific workshop on the legacy of the two ERS satellite missions. The events were held on 27 September at ESRIN, ESA´s centre for Earth observation, in Frascati, Italy. Earlier this month, the veteran ERS-2 satellite was shut down after its orbit was lowered to reduce the risk of collision with other satellites and space debris. ERS-2 was launched in 1995, four years after ERS-1, the first European Remote Sensing satellite. With 20 years of...

Attend The ERS Workshop From Your Computer
2011-09-23 08:13:04

  Join ESA as it celebrate 20 years of Earth observations by the ERS satellites via live web stream on 27 September. A scientific workshop on the legacy of the two European Remote Sensing missions will be held 13:00—17:30 CEST (11:00—15:30 GMT) at ESRIN, ESA´s center for Earth observation, in Frascati, Italy. Those unable to attend the event can follow the program that covers the ERS history, development, operations and exploitation via live web streaming....

2011-02-11 11:28:51

Members of the Italian Coast Guard have gathered at ESA to attend an advanced training workshop on the latest space technologies for maritime monitoring and surveillance and to identify future opportunities for collaboration. ESA and the Italian Coast Guard have been collaborating for nearly 20 years on satellite-based services for vessel and oil pollution surveillance in the Mediterranean Sea as well as international waters. Italian Coast Guard Comandante Sirio Fae said: "This course...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.