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Airbus to build the world’s largest satellite network

Satellite image of the Earth (Image: NASA)

At the ongoing Paris Airshow European spacecraft company Airbus Defence and Space announced that they will produce a fleet of 900 satellites for OneWeb, a project carried out by British Channel Islands in order to enable internet access in remote areas. It will be made up of 900 small, low orbit satellites which are cheaper and faster to mass produce and have shorten latency periods than those circling further away from Earth.

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Tue, 16/06/2015 - 13:00

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Postponed launch of oceanography satellite Jason 3

Launch of U.S.-French oceanography satellite Jason 3 postponed due to contamination (Image: NOAA)

The launch of the Jason 3, a U.S.-French oceanography satellite, has been postponed due to a discovered contamination in one of the spacecraft’s thrusters at its factory in France.

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Mon, 08/06/2015 - 08:25

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21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 21/CMP11)

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The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), or COP21, will be held on the Paris-Le Bourget site, bringing together around 40,000 participants in total - delegates representing each country, observers, and civil society members. It is the largest diplomatic event ever hosted by France and one of the largest climate conferences ever organized.

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30/11/2015 to 11/12/2015

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Paris

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Paris- Le Bourget

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  • France

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UNFCCC

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Signalert: Crowdmapping app for disaster management

Screenshot of SIGNALERT crowdmapping app (Image: Signalert SARL)

SIGNALERT is a free smartphone app that enables citizens to report, be aware and manage the experiences with natural or manmade disasters, climate change or pollution at global level.

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Fri, 06/03/2015 - 08:12

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e-GEOS will provide satellite maps for Copernicus emergency management

Yvette storm in Southeast Europe and Balkans in 2014 (Image: NASA)

The European Commission has awarded a contract worth 12 million Euros to e-GEOS, to provide satellite maps for emergency management.

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Wed, 04/03/2015 - 10:06

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3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management

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Floods cause distress and damage wherever they happen and flooding from rivers, estuaries and the sea threatens many millions of people in Europe. Insurance losses from flooding have increased significantly since 1990 and flood management in Europe is changing with a move from flood protection and defence to comprehensive flood risk management.

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16/10/2016 to 21/10/2016

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Fri, 06/02/2015

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Centre des Congrès

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Lyon

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  • France

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Deltares

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HR Wallingford, irstea

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Space for Climate adopted as key theme for 2015 by the French Space Agency

Earth image taken from NASA's Visible Earth. Credit NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image by Reto Stöckli with enhancements by Robert Simmon.

On 15 January 2015, the French Space Agency, CNES, made a public statement on its plan to focus on climate science in 2015, in preparation to the major upcoming climate change conference - the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21) - to be held Paris later

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Thu, 22/01/2015 - 12:08

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Thales Alenia Space to invest in observation satellite production facility for developing countries

The main objective of this seminar is to disseminate knowledge and to share expertise and experiences in geospatial sciences on all aspects of natural resource management. This would be a regional seminar mainly for the participants (students/researchers) from Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and, Jammu & Kashmir. However, participants are welcome from any part of the country.

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Mon, 03/11/2014 - 14:24

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Weather forecasting: Second generation MetOp satellites to be developed

Signature MetOp Second Generation

On 16 October 2014, at ESA's headquarters in Paris, France, a contract was signed by ESA and Airbus Defence and Space for creating the second series of MetOp weather forecasting satellites.

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Fri, 17/10/2014 - 10:08

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Floods in France: International Charter activated

Situation Map - Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, France

Several people have died after torrential rains and subsequent floods in southern France on 17 and 18 September 2014. The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 18 September by Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile et de la Gestion des Crises (COGIC) in order to obtain satellite-based maps of the flood and its impacts. SERTIT will be the Project Manager for this activation.

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Fri, 19/09/2014 - 09:57

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