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GPS sensors used to aid the forecasting of monsoon flash floods

Highway 78 in San Diego State flooded by monsoon rains in 2013. Image: NASA

The forecasting of torrential monsoon downpours has become more accurate due to improved GPS and geodetic sensors. The system, developed by meteorologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Forecast Offices in the United States of America has been in use since 2012.

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Satellite data and snowfall tracking: its implications for weather forecasting

Accident caused by heavy snowfall in Virginia, USA. Image: Joe Loong

A new data product developed by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), and NASA’s Short-term Prediction Research and Transition (SPoRT) Center will be able to provide a more quick an

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Advanced online course on monitoring the oceans from space

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Oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface. To better understand our oceans data from Earth observation satellites is fundamental as it provides a clear perception. This data is provided by Sentinel-3, which is part of the EU’s Earth observation programme, Copernicus.

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12/10/2017

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Thu, 12/10/2017

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The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT)

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Argo floats – Monitoring the Ocean

Argo 10-day ocean observation cycle (Image: Argo).
The Array for Real-time Geostrophic Oceanography (ARGO) is an international collaboration effort that has been established to collect
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NASA develops new FireSat system to detect wildfires

FireSat will consist of a network of more than 200 thermal infrared imaging sensors loaded in a network of satellites to detect wildfires (Imagery: Quadra Pi R2E).
The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, based in Pasadena, California is developing a new network of space-based sensors called FireSat in collaboration with the private company Quadra Pi R2E, which is based in San Francisco, California. The new sensors are designed to improve the detection of wildfires.  FireSat is expected to be launched by June 2018.
 
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Mon, 23/11/2015 - 16:24

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Water Resource Management using NASA Earth Science Data (AM)

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Five webinar sessions (1 – hour each) on October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10, 2015

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13/10/2015 to 10/11/2015

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Tue, 13/10/2015

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NASA - Applied Remote Sensor Training (ARSET)

Speaker: Dr. Amita Mehta, Instructor for ARSET Water Resources and Disasters Trainings

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China launches Gaofen-8 Earth Observation satellite

Satellite image of Northern China (Image: ESA)

China carried out on June 26 the unexpected launch of a new Earth Observation satellite called Gaofen-8 from the Taiyuan Satellite launch Center in Shanxi province.

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UrtheCast to launch new Earth Observation constellation

SAR satellites observing the Earth (Image: DLR)

The Canadian company UrtheCast announced its plans to develop a constellation of brand-new Earth Observation satellites.

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Tue, 23/06/2015 - 12:43

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Global Space and Satellite Forum 2015

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Officially endorsed by the UAE Space Agency and hosted by the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST), the 5th Global Space and Satellite Forum (GSSF 2015) will bring together key regional and international stakeholders and decision makers from the space and satellite industry.

GSSF 2015 will examine the complete journey that emerging and developed space regions need to take from research through to development and modern applications.

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26/05/2015 to 27/05/2015

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Two new Galileo satellites successfully launched

Animation of the rocket 3 min 29 sec after the launch (Image: ESA)

Last Friday, 27 March 2015, the European Space Agency's (ESA) seventh and eight Galileo satellite were sent in orbit. They lifted off at 21:46 GMT from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on top of a Souyuz rocket. According to ESA, the mission went as planned and the satellites are already in testing phase.

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Mon, 30/03/2015 - 13:58

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