Quantcast

Latest Global Monitoring for Environment and Security Stories

7c93fe30f9ca9006b935c52370ac585e1
2009-12-17 09:19:12

As the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen approaches its conclusion, negotiations are focusing on the role of forests in mitigating climate change. The new 'Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation' policy has gained widespread support as a central element of any new agreement. Since deforestation accounts for almost 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions, this new policy would enable developing countries to make a major contribution to emissions reduction. Linked to...

d08da9a428957e8b50a7d78a83467802
2009-12-11 12:33:22

Over 30 000 people from 190 nations are gathered at the two-week UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. On Thursday about 150 distinguished guests attended an ESA-hosted side event entitled 'Global Monitoring of our Climate: the Essential Climate Variables'. During the event, speakers from various agencies highlighted the role that Earth observation satellites play in providing systematic global climate observations. These observations are essential for climate change research and for...

7b9db37b11ae049b03b5ce89f77c6f66
2009-12-04 12:40:52

More than a hundred senior managers and experts from European space industry, national agencies and ESA packed a Geneva conference room earlier this week to learn about the commercial opportunities offered by ESA's planned data relay satellite system. The strong attendance from Europe and Canada's space community highlights the growing expectations by industry and potential customers for the planned European Data Relay Satellite (EDRS) system. Once in operation, EDRS will provide...

8c2623903fed1994fea907261c33774e1
2009-11-26 13:20:00

Oceans cover nearly three-quarters of Earth's surface, yet they remain the least explored territories of our planet. Oceans, a new film produced by filmmaker Jacques Perrin, captures the mysterious and fascinating marine world like never before. ESA supported the production of the film by providing views of our oceans from space, advice from Earth-monitoring experts and the use of Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. "Images play an irreplaceable role in communicating to our minds....

2009-11-17 12:15:00

Co-chairs from China, European Commission, South Africa, United States WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is holding its annual Plenary meeting in Washington on 17-18 November to assess and promote progress towards making information about global environmental change readily available to policy-makers, managers and anyone else who needs it. "GEO is on track to make critical information about global changes widely and easily available. By...

748730b674d19f39c1e0e0e4959d99031
2009-09-09 10:44:15

As part of the development process for ESA's Sentinel-3 Earth observation mission, remote-sensing experts carried out an extensive experiment campaign across southern Europe this summer. The results provide valuable insight into the imagery the mission will deliver after it is launched in 2013. For all new Earth observation missions, a crucial part of the development process, after defining and designing the instruments, is to assess the future performance of the sensors. In addition, the...

2009-08-26 08:58:17

New research announced at the international Water in a changing climate science conference in Melbourne 24-28 August, implicates pollution from Asia, Europe and North America as a contributor to recent Australian rainfall changes. Australian scientists using a climate model that includes a treatment of tiny particles - or aerosols - report that the build up of these particles in the northern hemisphere affects their simulation of recent climate change in the southern hemisphere, including...

b2b91a00a1ca733e952485195eeb8d1e1
2009-08-25 07:30:00

ESA's Envisat satellite captures thick clouds of smoke billowing from wildfires that have been raging through Greece and are threatening the capital, Athens. More than 2000 firefighters and soldiers are working to contain the blazes, the worst to hit Greece since 2007 when deadly wildfires raged across the country killing more than 70 people. The wildfires, which began late Friday some 40 km northeast of Athens in the village of Grammatikos, have burned at least 15 000 hectares of land and...

d5160ed602685233e4b3bc85cefe3a071
2009-07-23 10:05:00

ESA and EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, signed on 20 July a Framework Agreement on the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) Program. The Agreement was signed by EUMETSAT Director General Lars Prahm and ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain."This Agreement is a major step in the implementation of the GMES Programme under the overall responsibility of the European Commission. It is based upon two decades of...

70652ac56b4afcb3e1986913ec589e971
2009-06-05 06:55:00

ESA Member States have unanimously voted to extend the Envisat mission through to 2013. Envisat "“ the world's largest and most sophisticated satellite ever built "“ has been providing scientists and operational users with invaluable data for global monitoring and forecasting since its launch in 2002. "The decision to extend the Envisat mission operations, taken during the last ESA Earth Observation Program Board meeting, is a recognition of the success of the mission, in terms of...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
Related