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Latest Global Monitoring for Environment and Security Stories

Satellites Providing Information On Earth’s Albedo With Remarkable Accuracy
2013-09-06 11:48:30

The amount of sunlight being absorbed or reflected by Earth is one of the driving forces for weather and climate. Satellites are providing this information with unprecedented accuracy.

New Landsat Satellite Data Just A Few Clicks Away
2013-09-05 14:16:25

Thousands of never-before-seen data products from the US Landsat satellites acquired over 30 years have been released for online access.

Vegetation Probed Across The Globe
2013-07-10 17:10:51

The first global map of vegetation from the recently launched Proba-V has been unveiled, demonstrating that the minisatellite is on track to continue a 15-year legacy of global vegetation monitoring from space.

The Heat Is On For Europe’s First Sentinel
2013-07-10 10:22:33

The first satellite for Europe’s new environmental monitoring programme is being put through some pretty harsh treatment to make sure that it can cope with the huge temperature changes as it orbits Earth.

Gambia Gets A Helping Hand From Above
2013-06-14 07:38:20

Satellites are being used to promote agriculture in one of the world’s poorest countries. Named after the river that traverses the country from east to west, The Gambia is the smallest nation on mainland Africa.

SMOS Helping To Sift Through Wetlands
2013-03-22 21:07:30

The European Space Agency's SMOS satellite is showing its worth in observing the wetlands, offering a better understanding of Earth's carbon cycle.

Copernicus Masters Competition: Revealing Humankind’s Footprint On Earth
2013-03-18 10:01:03

In its third year, the Copernicus Masters competition – previously known as the GMES Masters – opens once again. Submissions are now being accepted for the first challenge that asks participants to demonstrate how satellites show humans’ impact on our planet.

Bringing ESA’s Sentinel-3 Mission Together
2013-03-06 11:27:53

An important milestone has been reached for ESA’s Sentinel-3 mission.

GMES Copernicus Program Funding Secured Through 2020
2013-02-19 11:31:55

Good news for Europe’s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security program: the European Council has secured the program’s EU funding through 2020.

Comparable Land Imagery Fostered By ESA–NASA Collaboration
2013-02-13 11:52:32

ESA and NASA have joined forces to ensure that Sentinel-2 and the newly launched Landsat Data Continuity Mission offer compatible data products, thereby bringing greater benefits to users of images of Earth’s land and coastal zones.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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