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Protecting the heart of Borneo

25 June 2012

In Southeast Asia, the island of Borneo is home to one of the world's most diverse rainforests, but its natural resources are under threat. Information from satellites is being used to evaluate the impact of the island's future development.

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Earth observation for us and our planet

22 June 2012

The Rio+20 summit on promoting jobs, clean energy and a more sustainable use of our planet's resources closed today after three days of talks. During the summit, the role of Earth observation in sustainable development was highlighted.

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The Changing Earth Science Network: Call for Proposals are now open

19 June 2012

The 3rd open call of research proposals for the STSE, The Changing Earth Science Network, was opened 19 June 2012, with a closing date of 24 Aug 2012.

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Glacial shapes and waters

Italy's Lake Garda and the city of Verona south of the Italian Alps are pictured in this image from Japan's ALOS observation satellite. With an area of 370 sq km, Garda is the largest lake in Italy and the third largest in the Alpine region. It was formed by glaciers flowing out of the Alps during the Alpine ice age, which ended around 12,000 years ago.

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Workshop on Satellite data for storm surge modelling and forecasting

10 - 11 September 2012

Storm surges are one of the most deadly natural hazards, affecting both rich and poor countries. Satellite Earth Observation (EO) data has an important role to play in storm surge modelling and forecasting, yet it is not currently being used to its full potential. The ESA eSurge project aims to increase the uptake of EO data, both by providing easy access to relevant data and by demonstrating its usefulness.

As part of the project, a workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark, is being organised to discuss the current state of modelling and forecasting, and how this might be improved.

 

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OGEO - Oil and Gas Earth Observation Group Workshop

14 September 2012

The third Oil and Gas Earth Observation Group Workshop (OGEO) will be held in Perth, Australia, on 14 September 2012

The event is aimed at O&G industry professionals in Perth, focusing on Earth Observation systems, novel and advanced methods with EO data, improving business practises and adding value to existing approaches. 

The workshop is open to members within the Oil and Gas industry, service providers and researchers involved in Earth Observation and related geo-information technologies.

  • Registration deadline: 31 July 2012
  • Abstract submission deadline: 15 August 2012

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6th Coastal Altimetry Workshop

20 - 21 September 2012

The 6th Coastal Altimetry Workshop is open to the international community of scientists working on development and applications of altimetry in the coastal zone. The Workshop will be in Northern Italy, Riva del Garda.

The Workshop aims to provide a lively forum, where science and applications of coastal altimetry and data processing technologies will be reviewed.

 

Registration deadline: 03 August 2012

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20 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry

24 - 29 September 2012

To mark the 20 year anniversary of the launch of ERS-1 and TOPEX/POSEIDON, ESA, in collaboration with the French Space Agency, CNES, organised a Symposium in Venice, Italy. This event was sponsored by other partner agencies and organisations supporting the development of altimetry.

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First International GOCE Solid Earth Workshop

16 - 17 October 2012

The First International GOCE Solid Earth Workshop will take place at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, Enschede (The Netherlands) on 16-17 October 2012 and is fully sponsored by ESA.

The goal of this 2-day workshop is to provide training on the usage of GOCE data as well as to present the latest scientific results.