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Earth from Space: iBook now available on iTunes

18 April 2013

The European Space Agency (ESA) invites you to download its first iBook for iPad, Earth from Space: the Living Beauty.

The publication is now available in the top list for Earth Science of the iTunes iBookstore.

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Greece's ups and downs

15 April 2013

A new data processor is creating maps of land deformation from satellite radar data over larger areas and with higher precision than ever before. These maps can be used to detect and monitor geological hazards.

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Proba-V is seated for flight

17 April 2013

ESA's Proba-V vegetation-mapping minisatellite has been fitted to the payload adapter and met its fellow passengers for its 2 May flight to orbit on a Vega launcher.

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90 million laser shots bring wind satellite back on track

16 April 2013

Developing new ways of monitoring Earth is always demanding, but ESA's Aeolus mission has faced some particularly difficult technical challenges. However, with the success of intense high-energy tests on its novel laser there is now light at the end of the tunnel for this unique mission.

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GRACE - Switch-on of ICU and MWA

15 April 2013

Following the planned switch-off of the GRACE Accelerometer ICUs and Microwave Assemblies for battery load reduction (see related news of 4 March 2013), all instruments have now resumed operations.

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America's Tuscany

Rolling hills of farmland in the northwest United States are pictured in this image from the Kompsat-2 satellite.

Acquired over Washington state, the south and west areas of the image are in Walla Walla county, while the central-eastern-upper area is Columbia County.

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Big Data from Space event

05 - 07 June 2013

The European Space Agency in Frascati is organising a 'Big data from Space' event on 5-7 June 2013 to address the barriers that hamper an effective use of large volumes of Earth observation data.

The event will focus on issues associated with the organisation and delivery of large volumes of contemporary and historical Earth observations, either space-based or from ground (including ubiquitous information-sensing mobile devices, aerial sensory technologies and wireless sensor networks).

 

Registration deadline: 27 May 2013

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Probing Vegetation Conference

04 - 05 July 2013

The Probing Vegetation Conference will be held in Antwerp, Belgium, from 4 to 5 July 2013.

After a long and successful career as Europe’s first truly operational system for global monitoring of vegetation, the SPOT-VEGETATION mission is now nearing the end of its life cycle, but the role of SPOT-VEGETATION will be taken over by ESA's technologically advanced Proba-V mission.

The conference will focus on the operational and scientific achievements of SPOT-VEGETATION and the perspectives that will be offered to the user’s community by Proba-V.

 

Registration deadline: 20 May 2013

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ESA Living Planet Symposium 2013

09 - 13 September 2013

The 2013 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium follows the previous successful symposia held in Bergen (2010), Montreux (2007) and Salzburg (2004). The event will be held in Edinburgh, United Kingdom from 09 to 13 September 2013 and is organised with the support of the UK Space Agency.

The aim of the Symposium is to present the results of ESA EO missions exploitation by providing a forum for investigators to report and discuss results of on-going science activities.

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3rd ESA Advanced Training on Ocean Remote Sensing 2013

23 - 27 September 2013

The 3rd ESA Advanced Training on Ocean Remote Sensing course will be held in Cork, Ireland, at the National Maritime College of Ireland from 23 to 27 September 2013.

As part of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) programme element, the European Space Agency (ESA) is organising a series of advanced thematic training courses devoted to train the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to use data from ESA and operational EO Missions for science and applications development.

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2013 Microwave Ocean Remote Sensing Training School

30 September - 04 October 2013

The first Microwave Ocean Remote Sensing Training School organised by the SMOS-MODE EU COST Action will take place in Barcelona, Spain, from 30 September to 04 October 2013.

Through a combination of theoretical lectures and hands-on laboratory sessions the school will cover all key aspects of large-scale ocean monitoring, with a particular focus on SMOS data processing and applications. The number of participants is limited to 25 and applicants will be selected on a competitive basis.

 

Registration deadline: 28 June 2013

 

2013 Microwave Ocean Remote Sensing Training School - Flyer [pdf]

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Acivs 2013 Conference

28 - 31 October 2013

The Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems Conference (Acivs 2013) will be held in Poznan, Poland from 28 to 31 October 2013.

The conference will focus on techniques for building adaptive, intelligent, safe and secure imaging systems. Both classical research papers and application papers are welcome.

 

Early registration deadline: 13 September 2013

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Capacity Building Workshop (COSPAR)

04 - 08 November 2013

This workshop will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 4 to 8 November 2013, the week before the First COSPAR Symposium.

The workshop is open to undergraduate students, young researchers and professionals (under 35) who are studying or working in a variety of Earth Science disciplines and wish to expand and improve their knowledge and skills. The course includes lectures and topic based discussions related to remote sensing concepts and principles. Participation is limited to a maximum of 25 students.

 

Application form submission deadline: 31 May 2013

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First COSPAR Symposium 2013

11 - 15 November 2013

The First COSPAR Symposium 2013 will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 11 to 15 November 2013.

This symposium is the first of a new series which aims at promoting space and astronomical research at regional level.

The Symposium features plenary lectures, parallel, poster and training sessions. The sessions will be multi-disciplinary, ranging in a wide variety of topics from astronomy, Earth observation, planetology and astrobiology.

The Symposium is open to scientists, young professionals and students world-wide.

 

Early registration deadline: 10 September 2013

 

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