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

ESA 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. Proba-V is designed to map land cover and vegetation growth across the entire planet every two days. The data can also be used for day-by-day tracking of extreme weather, alerting authorities to crop failures, monitoring inland water resources and tracing the steady spread of...

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

ESA 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. Satellite technology may appear delicate and complex, but not only does it have to survive the demands of launch but it also has to endure extremely hostile conditions in space. Typically, satellites orbiting Earth are subject to temperatures as low as -265 degrees C when facing...

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

ESA Press Release 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. The majority of the population depends on agriculture for its livelihood, but the country´s land is constantly subject to soil erosion, degradation and sea-water intrusion from the Atlantic Ocean. Irregular rains are also responsible for frequent...

2013-05-24 23:04:55

Wisconsin´s largest newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, has launched a brand new jobs platform through Madgex called JSJobs. The new site has been entirely redesigned and benefits from a range of dynamic tools and features to help jobseekers find the latest jobs and employers access the best talent. West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 Wisconsin´s largest newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, has launched a brand new jobs platform through Madgex called JSJobs....

Alarm Fatigue In Hospitals: Sentinel Event Alert
2013-04-10 06:10:26

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A Sentinel Event Alert issued by The Joint Commission suggests that nurses, physicians and other health care providers can become desensitized to the sound of alarms alerting them to potentially dangerous conditions involving their patients. The report uses the term “alarm fatigue” to describe the phenomenon potentially responsible for over 500 deaths over a five year period. The Joint Commission...

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

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The European Space Agency's SMOS satellite is showing its worth in observing the wetlands, offering a better understanding of Earth's carbon cycle. SMOS is a multifaceted satellite capable of mapping soil moisture and ocean salinity, and its novel microwave sensor is able to capture images of brightness temperature to obtain this information. The satellite has been used to map freezing soil, monitor thin Arctic sea ice,...

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

ESA An important milestone has been reached for ESA´s Sentinel-3 mission. The satellite platform has been delivered to the Prime Contractor in France where the instruments will be installed and tested along with the numerous components that make up this sophisticated new mission to monitor Earth. Once complete, Sentinel-3 will host an array of state-of-the-art instruments that mainly focus on measuring different aspects of ocean waters, such as the temperature and color of the...

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

ESA Good news for Europe´s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security program: the European Council has secured the program´s EU funding through 2020. The multiannual financial framework — MFF — is a seven-year plan for the EU´s budget. On 8 February, European heads of State and government agreed to include GMES in the 2014—20 MFF. Within the new framework, 3786 million was allocated for GMES. This amount covers GMES Services, In-Situ Component (a...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.