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User Consultation for Infrastructures Planning and Monitoring 2019

07 February 2019

The European Space Agency (ESA) will host a joint DLR/ESA user consultation for infrastructures planning and monitoring conference, involving representatives from the academic, institutional and private sector on 26 and 27 February 2019 at ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.

The deadline for abstract submission has now been extended to 17 February 2019.

The consultation aims to define a roadmap for research and application projects utilizing space-based EO data for monitoring infrastructures (roads, bridges, railways, harbours, airports, power and industrial plants, pipelines, electricity networks, governmental buildings, hospitals) within ESA's EO Science for Society Programme Element.

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Glaciers lose nine trillion tonnes of ice in half a century

8 April 2019

When we think of climate change, one of the first things to come to mind is melting polar ice. However, ice loss isn't just restricted to the polar regions. According to research published today, glaciers around the world have lost well over 9000 gigatonnes (nine trillion tonnes) of ice since 1961.

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