The terminus of Bear Glacier occurs in iceberg filled freshwater lagoon. Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. Image: NASA.

Scientists from 50 scientific institutions, led by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) combined 26 independent satellite datasets to show that the Greenland Ice Sheet melt is increasing. The group studied data from 1992 to 2018, taking direct measurements of the continent-sized glacier. The study found that decade averages for ice melt has... read more

Publishing Date: 03/02/2020
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... 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... 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


EO for Polar Science Workshop logo. Image: ESA
Polar regions have experienced the most rapid rates of warming in recent years and its expected impacts will exceed those forecasted for many other regions in the planet resulting in local, regional and globally significant consequences affecting natural ecosystems and human activities.
This workshop aims at assessing the latest advancement in the use of EO technology for Polar science, exploring the main challenges and opportunities for the coming decade and consulting with the community to contribute to define a common scientific agenda for the future.
Workshop Objectives:
  • Reviewing the progress and latest results in polar science with major focus on EO- advances in the domain of polar research and applications
  • Identifying the major Polar scientific challenges, observation gaps and research needs for the coming years
  • Exploring effective mechanisms to promote networking and... read more

Effective disaster management and response demand rapid utilization of information and... read more

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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