Satellite image of Jakobshavn glacier´s calving process (Image: ESA)

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Sentinel-1A satellite captured the Jakobshavn glacier´s calving process, one of the biggest iceberg breaking phenomena on record. By comparing images before and after the event, scientists found that it has lost a total area of 12.5 km2, equivalent to a volume of 17.5 km3, which could cover the Island of Manhattan by a 300 m thick layer of ice.

The Jakobshavn Glacier is a vast outlet glacier located in Western Greenland and produces around 100% of Greenland’s icebergs. Each year, 35 billion tones of icebergs calve off and pass out of the fjord. However, sometimes they are so large that they cannot float away easily and remain stuck on the bottom in shallower... read more

Publishing Date: 27/08/2015
MERIS image of Denmark, on 1 June 2003.

In order to monitor and map the spatial extent of the flooding caused by two storms passing over Denmark the weekend of 9 to 11 January 2015, radar images from TerraSAR-X satellite were employed.

The analysis and mapping of the flooded area was conducted by Airbus Defence and Space on behalf of DHI GRAS, a worldwide provider of remote sensing and GIS services for hydrology, water quality, environmental assessment and land cover mapping.

The use of TerraSAR-X radar satellite images in Limfjorden in Northern... read more

Publishing Date: 26/01/2015
Denmark and Northern Europe as seen from Space

During the INSPIRE 2014 conference in Aalborg, Denmark, INSPIRE and the Geospatial World Forum announced plans to co-host the 2015 INSPIRE  and Geospatial World Forum scheduled for 24 to 29 May 2015 in Lisbon, as directionsmag reported.

The theme of the 2015 joint conference will be Convergence: Policies + Practices + People (PPP) addressing the need for synergy between policy makers, technology providers and end users highlighting workflow in order to facilitate more informed decision making from stakeholders.

According to Sanjay Kumar, Chief Executive Officer of Geospatial Media and Communications and organizer of Geospatial World Forum, “this partnership intends to facilitate and harness the value of geospatial towards improved living standard by converging policies, practices and people. Through combined efforts, both INSPIRE and... read more

Publishing Date: 26/06/2014


The NEEDS conference aims to explore the status quo of disaster research and management. The conference wishes to harness its broad, interdisciplinary expertise by gathering disaster researchers from academic institutions and practitioners from the disaster management community (European and beyond) to build networks and to discuss the most pressing issues in disaster research across the academic and practical disciplines. The conference focuses on the following topics: Disasters in Europe, Emerging Actors and Networks in Disasters, Disaster Capitalism and , Assessing the Impacts of Disasters, Technology in Disasters, Historical Disasters, Disaster Ethics, The Role of Religion in Disasters, Global Pandemics, and Global Disasters.

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