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ESA's Largest Scientific Gathering Has Begun
2013-09-09 13:42:18

The largest Living Planet Symposium ever held has begun. Scientists and users are gathering in Edinburgh, UK, this week to present their latest satellite findings on Earth’s environment and climate based.

ESA To Debate Earth Explorer Satellites At March Meeting
2013-01-21 19:33:52

Scientists from across Europe will be gathering together to try and choose ESA's next Earth Explorer mission.

ESA Showcases New Earth Explorer Excellence
2012-06-17 03:00:54

Three new satellite concepts are vying to be chosen as ESA’s seventh Earth Explorer mission. In preparation for selection next year, a series of reports has been published presenting the scientific and technical ambition of each mission.

Representatives Meet To Discuss GMES Program
2012-06-07 03:50:53

Representatives from the areas of economy, health, energy, agriculture, climate change, disaster management and key decision makers gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark, this week to show their support for the GMES Global Monitoring for Environment and Security program.

Spotlight on Sentinel-2
2012-05-07 03:19:57

The vast potential of ESA’s upcoming Sentinel-2 satellites came into focus last week at a symposium in Italy on how they will benefit current and future projects that exploit Earth observation data.

Space For The Arctic
2012-03-15 08:09:43

International stakeholders met in Copenhagen this week to discuss the contribution of space technologies to one of the region’s most affected by climate change.

Swarm Constellation Heads North
2012-02-20 04:12:36

The three satellites that make up ESA’s Swarm magnetic field mission were presented to the media on Feb 17. Following a demanding testing program, the satellites were displayed in the cleanroom before they are shipped to Russia for their July launch.

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.

Image 1 - SMOS Maps Europe’s Dry Autumn Soils
2011-12-08 04:21:57

Dry soil resulting from Europe’s exceptionally warm and dry autumn is being monitored by ESA’s SMOS water mission. The images here show the stark comparison between soil moisture in November 2010 and November 2011.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.